You know what it’s like… a little boil over here… a good fry up there and voila your stove looks like it was the scene of a nuclear disaster.
You see cleaning my messy stove top used to be up there on my “least likely things I’ll do today” lists. I would put it off until the stove top was a complete embarrassment. And when I did finally decide to tackle it, it would take all day just to remove the surface crust!
A better way of cleaning your stove top
It’s pretty simple really and in the end requires very little, if any elbow grease.
There just had to be a better way… and I found t!
It’s pretty simple really and in the end requires very little, if any elbow grease. And if you are like me, then that is just the way you like it.
So here’s how I tackle the problem:
First I always have on hand a small jar of my home made Stove and Bench Top Cleaner.
Stove & Bench Top Cleaner
To make this just mix:
- 1/2 cup of Bicarbonate of Soda,
- 2 tablespoons of table salt
- 5 drops of Lemon Essential oil,
- 5 Eucalyptus Essential ‘oil.
I store this powder in a recycled glass jar under my sink, ready for use whenever I need it
Cleaning Your Stove Top – The Easy Way
To use this on you nuclear disaster stove top follow these steps
Note: If you don’t have a lot of baked on food build up on your stove skip to Step 4.
If you’re like me and the stove is in desperate need of excavation then start from Step 1.
- Pour hot water from the kettle over the stubborn areas of the stove add in a drop or two of detergent and swish it around to mix in. You want the water deep enough to soak into all the grime and crusty stuff. Leave for 30 minutes.
- Soak up the water with a sponge and gently remove all the softened grime. There is no need to scrub at this stage just get off all the loosened and softened crusty bits.
- With an old tea towel or paper towels dry the stove top. What you should have left are the stubborn baked on stains and spills.
- This is the fun bit. Sprinkle the stove top with your Stove and Benchtop Cleaning Powder and then moisten with a little white vinegar to make a paste.
- Using a paper towel move the sizzling mixture over the stained areas.
- Leave for 15 minutes to allow the paste to do it’s stuff
- Next sponge away the powder …repeat the application for extremely stubborn stains and leave overnight ( I’ve only had to do this once when a caramel sauce boiled over and really baked on hard and deep)
- Polish up your newly renovated stove top so that it looks like new!
So that’s it…simple …easy and convenient.
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This article was written by Moon Haven’s aromatherapist and founder Leonie Gully.
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