Cleaning stove question

How do you clean under your knobs,of your stove?
my stove is black.I tried everything I could think of even oil.nothing

  22 answers
  • Lena Lena on Apr 24, 2018
    Most stoves have knobs that are easy to just pull off. After you pull them off put the knobs in a container with very hot water add some dawn let them soak and then work on the part where the knobs go. Unless you have a stove that is very unusual this should work.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Apr 24, 2018
    The knobs should just pull off allowing access to the flat backing

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 24, 2018
    most knobs pull right off -- just pull STRAIGHT out -- they're designed to 'pop' off --- if this doesn't work for you, fold a damp paper towel and slide between the knob and the front -- you can use a bit of dish washing liquid to cut the grease, etc., just keep 'sawing' the towel or dish cloth back and forth and change out when soiled.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 24, 2018
    Put the tips of your fingers under theknob and slowly apply pressure while pulling up. The knobs will come off. Clean, then gently replace the knob.

  • Beth Hubley Beth Hubley on Apr 24, 2018
    The knobs should pull straight off so you can get to the surface to be cleaned. If they have never been on they may be “glued” on with the many years of “gunk” that tends to spill on them. I would suggest that you put some old rags on the floor underneath to catch any drips and then spray with a strong solution of dish soap and water. A small brush such as a 1/2” round straw brush may help to get the solution into the crevices and allow it to begin loosening the grime there. once you’ve removed them you may want to apply dish soap right to the area to work on the grease build up. 409 is also a great help in situations like this.

  • Flo32494918 Flo32494918 on Apr 24, 2018
    The knobs just pop off. Most knobs have a flat spot inside the hole and when replacing them match up the flat spot with the flat spot on the stem.

  • Melissa LB Melissa LB on Apr 24, 2018
    Remove the knobs and spray with white vinegar. While clean after a couple minutes

  • Annie Annie on Apr 24, 2018
    Normally they just pull off.

  • Lynda Thomas Lynda Thomas on Apr 24, 2018
    The knobs should pull right off. If not there may be a screw holding them on.

  • Most knobs pull off, see if yours do.

  • Connie Siebert Connie Siebert on Apr 24, 2018
    Pull the knobs off and wash them in dish soap. Clean behind them with just about any household cleaner. Awesome could be used.

  • Carol Carol on Apr 24, 2018
    Susan, I'm assuming your knobs do not come off so try using a cotton swab and Dawn dish soap. Let the dish soap sit a while before rinsing with clean swab or dish cloth.

  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 24, 2018
    Hi Susan. My knobs pull off of the stove. I use a magic eraser, or soak them in hot water with vinegar and dish soap.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Apr 24, 2018
    Have you tried to pull them off? Knobs on a range usually slip right on and off for cleaning.

  • Jroeber Jroeber on Apr 24, 2018
    Normally, you can remove your knobs. Just use a butter knife to get under thems an pop them off.

  • Melanie Melanie on Apr 24, 2018
    baking soda takes off greese wet a cloth and dab in the soda

  • Janyche15 Janyche15 on Apr 24, 2018
    Pull off the knobs. Most stoves allow this

  • Linda Neff Linda Neff on Apr 24, 2018
    Pull straight out and the knob will come off. when you are done cleaning, simply push the knobs back on. The knobs typically will be keyed for the direction they go.

  • Susan Susan on Apr 24, 2018
    Don't they pull straight off?

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 24, 2018
    Can't you just pull the knobs off. Most of the knobs do come off.

  • Kar28903899 Kar28903899 on Apr 24, 2018
    The knobs should pull off when they are in the off position then clean that area as you do the rest of the stove.

  • Vicky Hatton Vicky Hatton on Apr 24, 2018
    Have you tried to remove the knobs? Mine come off for cleaning