How To Clean Burnt Stains From A Gas Hob

October 11, 2018 by Sean Parry

Here at Neat, we spend lots of time cleaning in our clients’ kitchens. For new¬†clients, the oven and hob are usually the areas most in need of attention. Burnt food stains are difficult to remove, and harder if left for longer and allowed to accumulate. In this blog we focus on the gab hob (as opposed to ceramic or glass hobs). We like the below YouTube video from Autonomess, which shows you how to get a great result using just salt, baking soda and white vinegar.


1. Remove the gas hob grates and scatter salt over the hob.

3. Add white vinegar over the salt, ideally using a spray bottle.

4. Scatter baking soda over the vinegar (this will cause it to fizz).

5. Leave for 5 minutes (or longer) with the fizzing action helping to remove the burnt food stains on the hob. If there are areas that are particularly bad, ideally leave this overnight.

6. Put on a pair of gloves, and rub the mixture over the hob (the abrasive nature of the salt and baking soda will help to remove any burnt food deposits).

7. Use a scrubber (and toothbrush around the gas hob covers) for any areas with particularly bad burnt food deposits.

8. Collect all the loose baking powder / salt and throw away.

9. Give your hob a final clean and polish dry.

Of course, our cleaners London and housekeepers would be happy to help with any cleaning needs you have. Further information on our services can be found on the Neat website, or feel free to call us on 02036378307 if you have any questions.