Cleaning JennAir Gas Cooktops
Gas cooktops come in stainless and porcelain surfaces, and both are averse to steel wool and abrasive cleaners or techniques. They take a bit more work, but it’s worth it. In fact, an unclean gas stove will perform below its best ability or even malfunction because the gas distribution will be impeded.
Both types of gas cooktops have the same general cleaning steps. Start by turning the power off. Remove and soak the grates in warm soapy water (or wash on aggressive dishwasher settings). Once well soaked, a scrub brush will help remove the cooked-on foods. The stove surface can be sprayed down with cleaner, but avoid the burner, cap and electrode. Let it soak until it’s easily scrubbed. Repeat if needed. You can rid the stubborn residue with a plastic scraper.
The burner caps can be washed in soapy water — but be thorough because, according to JennAir’s cleaning and care guides, a clean burner means more even distribution of flames and easier ignition. Never replace the burner cap until it’s completely dry. Be sure to match the alignment pins with the cap so it “sits down” into place correctly — it will fit snugly and have barely any side-to-side movement. Check the electrode to be sure it’s not encrusted with anything and gently wipe clean if so. For both kinds of stoves, the knobs can be pulled straight up and washed in warm, soapy water.