How to Clean an RV Propane Stove

How to Clean an RV Propane Stove
Most RVs have a propane stove installed in them. The propane stoves in RVs are very similar to the portable propane stoves used for camping. The main difference is that the RV stove is attached to the counter so it stays in place. Just like the portable propane stoves, RV stoves get dirty after frequent use and will require cleaning. It is not a hard process and if you have ever cleaned a portable camping stove, you will be able to clean your RV stove.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Cloth
  • Plastic bowl
  • Water
  • Dish washing detergent
  • Scrubbing pad
  • Dry cloth
  • Disposable stove burner liners
Step 1
Turn off the RV propane stove, if you have not done so already. Turn all knobs to the "off" position, so gas is not flowing through the unit, before you start cleaning it.
Step 2
Remove the metal rack that sits above the burners for the cookware to sit on. They should easily lift up and you should be able to remove them. Some stoves may have a rack over each burner, while others may have one main rack for the entire unit.
Step 3
Wipe off any loose dirt or food with a damp cloth.
Step 4
Mix a solution of warm water and liquid dish washing detergent into a plastic bowl. If you do not have dish washing detergent, any mild cleaning detergent will work.
Step 5
Dampen your cleaning cloth in the solution of warm, soapy water and wipe off all areas inside of the stove. It's best not to have your cloth dripping wet. so it won't get underneath the burner units.
Step 6
Use a soft scrubbing pad and clean off any stuck on food. If the soapy cloth did not remove it, you will need to scrub it off. The scrubbing pads or a sponge with a scrubbing pad on one side, will work fine. Do not use steel wool pads, as they will leave scratches on the propane stove.
Step 7
Wipe the burner rack off with your soapy cloth to clean it. Use the scrubbing pad to remove any food that is stuck onto it.
Step 8
Rinse your cloth in clean water and wipe off the entire RV propane stove unit to remove any soap residue. Use a damp cloth and not one dripping in water.
Step 9
Wipe the entire stove off with a clean, dry cloth, once the unit is clean. Dry up any water that may be remaining around the burner units.
Step 10
Place disposable stove burner liners around each burner, if you have them. They will catch most of the food spills and will make cleaning the stove easier. You can replace the liners with new, once they become dirty. Replace the racks on top of the propane stove and the stove is now ready for use.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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