We have a gas range. And I’m not the cleanest cook. I don’t use all these fancy-schmancy measuring cups and spoons. I’m more of a throw-what-looks-right at the pan type of cook. And I’m pretty good at it if I do say so. But, that method of cooking leaves a bit to be desired on the clean up side. Many times I miss the pan or slop over onto the burners and create a blackened burned on mess for myself.
If you’ve ever tried to clean this burned off stain from your burners, You know what a pain it can be. Regular soap and water just do not cut it no matter how long you soak it. Welcome my magic tool Steel Wool. #0000 steel wool to be exact.
Steel wool comes in many grades like sandpaper. From a coarse 5 and 6 grade down to the very fine #0000. Steel wool is most commonly used in woodworking for finish work, But there are many other uses as well. From deterring mice, to tinder for lighting fires in emergency situations. Steel wool has long been known for it’s cleaning powers. Many countries sell Steel Wool impregnated with soap powder such as SOS pads.
But, for cleaning my burners, stand alone steel wool is my go to tool. A quick soak in a warm soapy sink and the burned on aftermath of my cooking concoctions cleans right off without scratching or harming the porcelain finish. #0000 Steel wool is also fine enough to clean the surface of the stove without harming the factory finish.
If you have an appliance that needs to be cleaned to look brand new, Try some steel wool. If you have any comments or questions, Please feel free to post below!