Cleaning Stoves Quickly

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 8, 2017)

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Have you ever noticed how the kitchen stove has a tendency to collect dirt and grime faster than just about anything else? Part of this is because of the amount of use that we put it through. Whatever the final reason, cleaning stoves quickly often seems like a pipe dream. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make this dream a reality. All you need to do is try a few of these methods, and you will have a gleaming, and beautiful stove again.

General cleaning.

For most general cleaning of your stove, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

  1. Remove the knobs and run them through your dishwasher.
  2. Wet the stovetop, and using a flat razor gently scrape off any burnt foods or spots. Wipe up any remaining mess.
  3. Squirt a few drops of Dawn dishwashing liquid soap on the stove. With a hot clean wash cloth, rub the washcloth in a circular motion all over the stove, and the knob areas as well.
  4. Dry everything by using a few paper towels.
  5. To get a truly shiny stovetop, apply glass cleaner, and then wipe away with paper towels.

For stubborn stains.

  • Baking soda. Simply using some baking soda and a toothbrush will work wonders on removing any grease and built up grime on your stove. In fact, this method is perfect for working on the stove burners and knobs.
  • Ammonia. Sometimes pouring some straight ammonia onto your stove will work wonders. All you need to do is pour enough o cover the bottom of the burner plates, and allow it to stand for about 15 minutes. Once the time has passed, use a small toothbrush to scrub away the stains, and you will have a perfectly clean stove again. Be sure to completely rinse the ammonia from the stove before you use it to do any cooking.
  • Baking soda and soap. Mix 1 cup of Dawn and one cup of baking soda, and two shot glasses full of water into a thick paste. Apply this to the surface of your stove, and allow it to sit for ten minutes. Come back later and scrub away the paste with a plastic pad. Use a soft wet cloth to rinse the stove, wringing it out frequently. When the paste is completely gone, the grime should be too.
  • Commercial cleaners. Using products such as Dawn Power Dissolver, or Arm & Hammer Essentials Cleaner and Degreaser can also work to get rid of built up grease and grime. Simply spray the cleaner on, and allow it to sit for about five minutes. After wards, all you should need to do is wipe the area clean, and rinse any residue away.

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Lee Wyatt

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What is eight minus 3?

2017-05-08 09:44:17

JJ Keist

P. S. That should read "landfill", not "ladfill". My apology! 😀


2017-05-08 09:41:49

JJ Keist

Come on, people, don't any of you believe in being environmentally friendly? If you'll use a soft rag, such as an old T-shirt, to clean with, it's much kinder to the environment, because it won't go to the ladfill---it's washable; it doesn't use up paper, thus requiring more trees to be cut down; and it's very inexpensive---if you've got an old T-shirt or can get one from a yard sale or thrift shop, there you go. Paper towels are expensive because you usually use them once & throw them out. They're xpensive to the environment too; trees are not an unlimited resource. Please be kind to our environment & use rags to clean with.


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