I’m all about natural cleaning and my favorite cleaners are vinegar and baking soda. To clean the stovetop, I use a tiny bit of baking soda and some water.
I clean my stovetop regularly – every weekend usually, but it’s been a couple of weeks at this point. My stovetop looked like this:
I move the grates and sprinkle the middle part with water. Then I sprinkle just a little baking soda. A little goes a long way:
The baking soda is a natural, safe cleaner that serves as an abrasive when I scrub with a cloth. It works amazingly on dried-on food.
However, I had a big birthday candle melt on the top and leave a big waxy residue.
So I used a dull knife to scrape off the wax, leaving a pile of shredded wax which I wiped into the trash can.
Then I wiped it down again real fast with the same rag.
Shiny clean with just water and baking soda!
Now, this does not clean the grates. I would like to do that in a way that doesn’t involve ammonia. Also, there are some dark stains around the holes that baking soda does not get up, but those stains were around since before I lived in this house.
Have you tried baking soda as a stovetop cleaner? Will you?