Thursday, August 16, 2012

Handy Dandy Tips: Cleaning Your Glass Top Stove

Cleaning a glass top stove is not as easy as I was led to believe. While it is certainly easier than a stove with coils, it still takes plenty of work and special cleaning supplies, which can be expensive. Once again, Pinterest offered a "miracle" solution, so naturally, I had to put it to the test

Here is the link my original pin took me to at Behind the Studio. My stove top was MUCH ickier than hers: I had a boil over last night and I had been trying to get it really dirty in order to test this, so I wasn't sure mine would come clean as easily as hers did.
You will need:
  • A rag
  • Hot soapy water
  • Baking soda
First, you'll want to wipe off any crumbs from the stove top. Next, sprinkle baking soda over the areas that need scrubbing.

Now, you'll soak your rag in the water and partially wring it out. You don't want it completely soaking, but you do want it nice and wet. Lay it over the baking soda and let it sit for 15 minutes. As you can see, I had to do mine in sections, as my rag wasn't big enough.

 After the 15 minute are up simply take the rag and start scrubbing. It did not take nearly as much scrubbing as I anticipated to get everything to come clean. I would recommend wiping the surface down with Windex afterwards, since any remaining baking soda can leave the stove top looking cloudy.

 There are still a few burn spots that stubbornly refused to budge, but I'm sure another round of soaking and scrubbing would take care of those. All in all I would say this is just as good if not a little better than the store bought cleaners.


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