Family always gather around this distant great granddaughter of the hearth: an energetic morning breakfast, a hasteless dinner, a joyful Sunday lunch – all these are wonderful occasions to eat and enjoy lively communication with loved ones.  There’s just one tough luck: during cooking, the surface of the stove inevitably gets dirty and it has to be washed. How to do it with minimal time and effort? How not to spoil the stove itself?
Such different kitchen assistants
Nowadays, home appliance stores offer stoves and cooktops suited to almost every fancy. The stove can be electric or gas, and the material of which its surface is made can also be different.
Perhaps, the leader in popularity is a classic stove with an enameled surface. In such stoves, the metal base is covered with a strong enamel, most often of white color, rarer beige, brown or of other colors. Enameled surface is reliable, durable and quite practical, but it should be remembered that a blow to such stove can cause cracks and chips in enamel.
Stainless steel cooktops look more modern than enameled surfaces and perfectly fit into modern hi-tech interiors. They have a high shock resistance and are easy to clean from contamination. But stainless surface has a drawback – yes, it is easy to clean it, but this care shall be constant, since even the slightest contamination looks like very untidy spots.
Recently, cooktops with a glass-ceramic surface are gaining an increasing popularity. They have an elegant design and easily fit into the interior of a modern kitchen. In addition, such cooktops have a high thermal conductivity. The glass-ceramic surface is perfectly smooth, easy to care for, but you must know that glass-ceramic does not tolerate even the slightest scratches, and special ware is required for cooking.
Induction cooktops are one of the varieties of glass ceramic stoves. Their work is based on the electromagnetic method of heating. Like glass ceramic cooktops, induction ones require careful attitude and special ware.
Foes of stoves
Even the neatest housewife will have to clean the stove occasionally, because spots and traces appear on its surface one way or another. There are many popular methods to clean and give shine to the stove, but are they all safe for the surface?
Salt and soda act due to abrasive properties of their particles. They “scrape” burnt fat and smoke-black from the surface of the stove, but they are dangerous for the stove itself. sharp edges of salt and soda crystals scratch the surface. Over time, such scratches get filled with dirt, even if they seem invisible (for example, on white enameled surface), the stove looks untidy and gets dirty quicker. Cleaning with dry salt or soda is not suitable for any kind of stoves.
Powders for surfaces cleaning (OV products) are not suitable for the same reason as soda with salt, especially since soda is a cleaning component of most such products.
Abrasive sponges or scrapers. At first glance, balls of curly metal shavings or hard abrasive sponges seem to be the ideal way to remove smoke-black and burnt fat. In fact, this is the best way to scratch the stove, even more effective than soda. Moreover, abrasive sponges, which may seem harmless to someone, are in fact no less dangerous than metal ones – they can contain fiberglass and even diamond grit.
Acid solutions are categorically not suitable for cleaning surfaces from stainless steel, which easily tarnishes from such an intense pressure. They are considered to be relatively safe for enamel stoves, but frequent use of such agents can cause enamel tarnishing. They are allowed to use on glass ceramic, but only meeting safety rules.
Agents containing chlorine are another enemy of stainless steel, provoking its tarnishing and the appearance of unaesthetic stains.
However, besides of foes of stove surface, there are also enemies of the home keeper. Light particles of powdered products get in the air and then into the bronchi, which in some cases can provoke asthma. The pungent smell of most products can cause allergic reactions. Contact of acids and other caustic substances with the skin can lead to burns and contact dermatitis.
Particular attention shall be paid to the oven. Due to its structure, this part of the kitchen stove is contaminated much more intensely than the top panel with burners. But it is much more difficult to clean it. Yes, due to the fact that most of the surface of the oven is hidden from prying eyes, you can safely use abrasive sponges without fear of scratches. But they do not facilitate the task of cleaning. There is another essential problem – the glass “window” in the oven door. It requires a delicate approach: scratches on its surface not only reduce the transparency of the glass, but also can cause cracks on it. And replacing the glass costs a lot of money (in some models of ovens the cost is really high).
In search of a simple and effective recipe, housewives turn to tips from the Internet, among which the leading recommendation is to clean the oven with ammonia left in it in an open container overnight. To remove the acrid smell of ammonia after such procedure, you have to ventilate the kitchen for long.
Cleaning the stove: effective and safe
How to clean the stove and oven without damaging its surface and without harming your health? The answer is simple: you have to use high quality and safe cleaning agents, such as Unicum Gold and Unicum Grizzly grease removers.  They are of proven Israeli quality, absolutely safe for health and kosher. At the same time, they effectively remove dirt, even the most stubborn, without damaging the surface of any cookers and ovens, be it enamel, stainless steel or glass ceramics. By the way, for glass ceramic and induction stoves, there is a separate UNICUM grease remover for glass ceramics. Grizzly is worth noting separately. It differs from all grease removers in the absence of a strong smell of chemicals, which is replaced by the pleasant aroma of mint – B&B specialists were the first in the world to get rid of the chemical smell without weakening the cleaning properties of the product. The highly active Grizzly foam smells like mint, while cleaning the stove with it takes just a few moments.
Clean and sparkling kitchen stove is what housewives dream about, and modern cleaning agents for stoves and ovens will help make this beautiful dream come true in just a few seconds.