So, I know that talking about how to get your kitchen appliances sparkly clean may not be the most exciting of topics for some people, but in my world, getting my stove top to look shiny and clean using no harsh chemicals is kind of a big deal. We are in the process of getting ready to move out of our rental house and I have a three page list of things that need to be cleaned per the property management company. I had pinned this tutorial from HappyMoneySaver about cleaning your stove top using natural ingredients. so I wanted to test it out before our big move out clean. Being that it called for vinegar and baking soda, I was already a happy girl because these are two of my favorite natural products to use around the house (see the others at 5 Healthy Living Essentials).
My stove top wasn’t horrible to begin with, but it definitely had some burnt water stains from when I didn’t quite make it to the stove in time. (I’ve since learned about the wooden spoon trick…love food hacks!) I usually just cleaned my stove top with a spray bottle of vinegar, but that never seemed to completely get the stains out. Enter the baking soda and voilà, a wonderfully clean stove top!
What You’ll Need
- Baking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Spray Bottle
- Paper Towels
How To Do It
- Sprinkle the baking soda across the stove top until there is a nice coating (HappyMoneySaver suggests putting the baking soda in an empty grated cheese container so that it is easier to sprinkle-genius!)
- Pour the vinegar into the spray bottle and spray the entire stove top. (And watch the fizzing caused by the chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda, makes me kind of appreciate science more!)
- Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then take a paper towel and wipe it up. In spots that were more stained, it took a bit of scrubbing, but the stains did come up.
- Repeat if necessary.
After using the baking soda and vinegar combo, my stove top looked a million times better than it had before. I wish I had taken some before pictures but I actually hadn’t intended on writing a blog post about it. Once I saw the results, however I knew I had to share it with you guys.
To really show you what a cleaning nerd I am, I also want to tell you about this great book that my mom picked up for me. (It’s funny because she used to see a cute tank top and think of me, now it’s books about cleaning…my how times have changed!) Green Cleaning by Maragret Briggs and Vivian Head includes lists upon lists of different uses for natural products like baking soda, vinegar, lemons, salt, and other green alternatives. As someone who tries to avoid harsh and toxic chemical cleaners, I can definitely appreciate the numerous uses the authors give for these natural cleaners. Did you know that you can remove burned-on food from pans by filling it with warm water and adding lemon slices to it? Just let it sit for about 15 minutes and then the food should start to loosen up.
Don’t take my word for it though, try this all natural stove top cleaner out for yourself! Next time you are staring at a dirty stove top wondering when the cleaning fairy will magically appear, take a look inside your pantry. Chances are, you probably already have these two powerful, non-toxic, and effective products in your house!
What’s your favorite green cleaner?
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