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The splatters of dinner left on the stove look unattractive and can harm the porcelain finish. Cleaning your stove regularly keeps it in tiptop shape and might even extend its life. Gas and electric stoves are slightly different on the top, but the cleaning process is similar for both. A daily general cleaning along with periodic deep cleaning keeps away ants and other pests. The cleaning also prevents food from turning to porcelain-damaging acid, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.