How to Naturally Clean Stove & Oven Stains
My partner and I moved into our current apartment almost one year ago to date. Prior to this apartment I never had a glass stove top - oh how I miss my gas stove, but aside from getting to know how to find the sweet spots of cooking with this stove I also needed to learn how to clean it. Some people suggest just cleaning the stove after each use but if your pasta water boils over while on high heat - the damage has been done. When I asked my mom how she cleans her glass stove, she reached under her sink for a bottle of Weiman's Glass Cooktop Cleaner & Polish. After a quick search of the ingredients, I found a number of them are "undisclosed" as trade secrets, and that it came with a Safety Data Sheet noting its ability to cause skin irritation and eye damage. Count me out. I figured some burnt egg whites and pasta water wouldn't need a mixture of secret chemicals. So, I sought out a method that used simple natural ingredients to clean glass stove tops.
Here is a simple method to naturally cut grease and grime from your glass stove top and oven door glass that will save you time and money.
Step by step:
- Sprinkle baking soda over the effected area
- Soak a towel in hot soapy water (I used castile soap but any dish soap works), ring it out loosely then lay it on top of the baking soda
- Let it sit for 15-30 minutes depending on the severity of the project
- Remove the towel and scrub away debris in circular motions using a microfibre towel or any non-scratch tool
- Wipe away any remaining baking soda
- Optional - Use a diluted vinegar spray to give it extra shine. This is also helpful because it reacts with any baking soda stuck in any crevices
- Optional - If your stove has stainless steel parts, put equal parts olive oil and vinegar (shake well) in a spray bottle to clean and polish
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It worked so well on my stove top, I decided to try to naturally clean my glass oven door.
This is an area of my kitchen I always overlook and underestimate just how dirty it can get. This method easily broke down the baked on grease and splatters.
I followed the same steps as listed above but I left the towel on for 30 minutes, compared to 15 minutes on my stove top, and I used an old scrub brush instead of a microfibre towel. I was blown away by the results and it hardly took any elbow grease.