Works for Me Wednesday is a theme edition, "cleaning tips."
If you have a glass top stove, you know that they can be tricky to clean because many of the usual cleansers will scratch the surface. Scratching the surface of a glass top stove is not good.
When we moved into our current home a few years ago, the stove was a bit foreign to me - it has a glass top stove. I had a hard enough time keeping my "regular" stove top clean in our previous homes. I did not get the clean gene in my family . That would be my sister. I got the cooking gene. I make a mess. She cleans up. So that left me with a dilemma... how do you keep a glass top stove clean?
I had no clue, but for the graciousness of the previous owners. They left the owner's manuals for all the kitchen appliances.
SO, I searched the owner's manual,. "Cleaning a glass top stove."
It, of course, recommended their brand name product, "specially designed for cleaning glass top stoves." It had to be ordered and shipped. I didn't want to wait for that process before I cleaned my stove top (I think I'd spilled spaghetti sauce on it.) So, I went to the grocery store and searched the cleaning aisle and sure enough I found a small slightly expensive bottle of cleaner that was safe for glass top stoves. I brought it home and used it. It worked great.
But, I cook a lot. So, I tend to make a mess of my stove top fairly often. That would mean a lot of expensive cleanser over the years. Then, my sister, the cleaner, mentioned in passing what she uses, and she doesn't have to worry about scratches either.
Are you ready? Here it is...
Baking Soda. Well, to be specific, baking soda, hot water and elbow grease.
And you know what? It works. And it works really well. I have even cleaned sticky jam spill-overs off my stove top with baking soda, hot water and elbow grease.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was to have this tip. It works and it's frugal. As cleaning tips go, it doesn't get much better than that!
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