Moving a stove could sound very trivial but there are some tips and tricks to this process. Usually, it’s a good idea to hire professional movers like the H2H Movers to help you out with moving it since stoves usually have a lot of glass, ceramic tops, and other easily breakable parts. You can contact the H2H Movers to help you with this task via their website. The team can help you unload, load, pack, unpack, and handle your belongings with great care. This applies to stoves, as well.
But if you want to move your stove by yourself then we have some good tips down below for you to begin with. Stay tuned to learn more!
Cleaning the Stove
The first thing to do is to give the stove a deep clean since greasy stoves can be difficult to move and you won’t have a good grip on them. Also, if the stove is dirty, the dirt will transfer to the moving truck and the floor in your new home. Simply remove all detachable parts like knobs, stove grates, broiler pans, and oven racks and clean them in the sink. Pack them later and label the box to know where these parts are. The next step is to check the manufacturing guidelines of your stove and see how to clean it properly. Just use water, a clean dishrag and some gentle cleanser with a bit of degreaser. The first step is to degrease and then scrub with soap and water.
Moving a Gas Stove
Gas stoves could be a lot more difficult than electric stoves since you have to disconnect the gas pipes that connect the stove to the wall. In order to remove the pipes from the stove, you need to get some sheet wood to put between the wall and the stove. Once you drive far enough from the wall itself, you should be able to see where the gas pipes are connected to the back of your stove. Be very careful when disconnecting the tubing from the oven since high voltage stoves are dangerous and without professional movers, you can get hurt very badly. Once you remove it from the wall, we recommend wrapping the whole appliance with moving blankets and bubble wrap, so it doesn’t get damaged when moving in transit.
All in all, moving stoves is not recommended without help since you will need assistance. What we can recommend if you do it on your own is to get a furniture dolly since stoves are pretty heavy and it could be impossible to move them without equipment. Simply slowly mount the stove onto your dolly with a makeshift ramp, so you can load it onto the moving truck.
Generally, when moving heavy-duty appliances, we usually recommend sticking to movers teams, so you don’t get injured. Even if you gather your whole family to help it could still be dangerous for you and for the appliance since you might damage it.