Cleaning the kitchen is a difficult task. One of the most important and the hardest to clean items in the kitchen is the stove. It does not matter if it is a gas stove or an electric stove, cleaning it is a true nightmare for most of us. Cleaning the stovetop and the oven regularly is crucial for the kitchen. The longer we delay cleaning it, the more grease builds up. Here’s a list with nine eco-friendly methods of cleaning up your stove given to us by our friends at Baltimore Used Appliances.
- Ammonia is one of the most efficient ways to clean your stove’s greasy burners. Take the removable burners and put them into a zipper-top bag, spray ammonia on them, seal and leave overnight. In the morning you will notice all the grease is gone and the burners look as good as new.
- White vinegar with water will remove the grime spots and disinfect your stove. One part of white vinegar and two parts of tap water mixed in an unused spray bottle is one of our greatest help in the kitchen. This mixture can be used for cleaning the fridge and other items in the kitchen as well.
- Baking soda and lemon help you clean the glass stovetop without scratching it. Just sprinkle baking soda on the stovetop and rub the surface with a slice of lemon then wipe the stovetop with a damp cloth. You will notice the stains are gone and the surface is not scratched. You can use this recipe for cleaning the water taps in your house as well.
- Boiling water can be a last-minute solution to clean your stove. Just pour the hot water over the stove’s surface and let it cool down. Take a sponge, wipe away the scrap and add soap if you encounter stubborn areas.
- Soap and water can be used to remove the easy stains on your stove. Remove the burners before you start cleaning and make sure that you are using a soft cloth on the glass parts of the stove.
- Make a thick mix of equal parts of dish soap and baking soda. Apply the mix on the inner surface of the stove and let it sit for a few hours. Spray water on the mix every 20 minutes so it does not dry. Scrub the remnants away with a dry towel.
- Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is one of the most powerful home-made kitchen cleaners. Sprinkle baking soda on your stovetop and then add the peroxide then rinse with a damp towel and dry once the stains have disappeared.
- Vegetable oil is another item that can be used when cleaning the stove. Pour a little oil on the stovetop and scrub the residue with a cloth. After removing the stains, spray the stovetop with a universal cleaner.
- Mix together a tablespoon of salt and baking soda. Add water and mix it all together. Apply the paste on the stubborn stains and scrub with a sponge.