Five Quick Ways to Clean your Greasy Stove
You spent a long time preparing for Sunday dinner & your family and friends were delighted with the food you served. It was a success! However, after countless hours of cooking, your stove top definitely needs some attention.
We are all guilty of occasionally not including our stove top in our standard cleaning routine. Sometimes, we think, just wiping it down with a damp cloth or paper towel will do the job. However, frequently the grease is so hard that it won’t come off the surface. Bottom line, you don’t have to use a lot of "elbow grease" (Get it? :] ) trying to remove the build up, as there are plenty of DIY solutions you can use to clean a greasy stove top.
Here, we compiled some do-it-yourself cleaning solutions to keep your stove top squeaky clean and shiny. So say goodbye greasy surface and start scrubbing.
The Power of Lemon, Salt and Baking Soda
We are all aware of the power of citric acid and baking soda, but when combined, they create a powerful solution that is strong enough to help loosen up hard greasy gunk off the surface. Simply rub a slice of lemon over the surface, then sprinkle baking soda and gently rub with a non-scratch scouring pads. Finish it up by wiping with a damp cloth. For stubborn stains, feel free to use coarse salt instead of baking soda.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
Just like your lemon, hydrogen peroxide contains free radicals making it pretty reactive and a great oxidizing agent. Combine a half cup of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and make a thick paste. Pour the mixture onto the spots on your stove and leave it for 15-20 minutes then wipe with a damp cloth after.
Your handy vinegar can help you get rid of stubborn grease spots too. Simply pour white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray onto your stove top. Leave it for 30 minutes and wipe off with a damp all-purpose cloth.
If you have no time to clean stove grates effortlessly, take a quarter cup of ammonia and seal one of the burners inside a sandwich bag and soak it overnight. Wipe with a clean cloth the following day. No more caked on grime!
Vegetable or Coconut Oil
There's an old saying that you should fight grease with grease (or maybe it's fire with fire...but we'll go with grease here for obvious reasons lol)! It’s actually true and scientifically speaking, oil actually helps to remove hard grease spots on your stove top. Pour some oil over your stove top and with a paper towel, buff the surface and include the knobs, control panel and even your range hoods. It really works!
At the end of day, cleaning your stove top after each use could prevent grease from building up and forming a stubborn stain. Have you ever tried using any of these methods? Or how do you clean your stove top? We would love to hear from you! Comment below!