Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cleaning tip- stove tops

How many of you have one of these?
I have had a a glass top stove for almost 4+yrs now. I hate to clean them. If any food gets on them it cooks and is almost impossible to clean off. My mother in-law bought me a bottle of specially design liquid cleaner but it never was easy. The instructions suggested you first use a razor blade to scratch off dried on food, and then spread it on and leave it for 10-15 minutes. BY that time I have lost all interest in cleaning it! I spent many hours it seemed scrubbing the dang food off and never really getting anywhere. Plus once the bottle was gone I really hated forking out that much money for the special cleaner!
In our attempt to save the budget, remember this post here we started using vinegar or bleach in place of Lysol. Well I have discovered that the combination of vinegar and baking soda do a lovely job on a glass top stove! I spray it down with vinegar then sprinkle baking soda over top, you can actually hear it work ;-). I then grab my scrubber (something safe for glass tops) and most of the mess cleans up with little effort! I use a rag to clean it all off. If it looks too streaky I just spray with vinegar again and buff it up with a dry rag.
You end up with a shiny cook top- too shiny to get a good picture of LOL
Clean and shiny at a fraction of the cost and effort!!
Happy cleaning!


  1. seriously going to try this today! I have the cream stuff and I'm never happy with it! Thanks for the tip!

  2. I had some junk on my stovetop that wouldn't come off with the expensive cleaner, and this trick worked like a charm! Thank you so much.

    Is this also save to use in the oven for baked on spills?