A clean stove top is nice for a multitude of reasons, from aesthetic to functionality, but sometimes it can be quite the struggle to get rid of grease and crusts. To make the entire cleaning process easier on you, appliance repair expert in Stoney Creek has put together a short list of three tips that are supposed to help you clean off even the worst of stains and crusted grime. Whether they actually do that will remain to be seen.
First of all, before we get started, it is important for you to know that steel wool should never be anything but a last resort. The roughness and sharpness of it will not just remove grime but also chip your burner grates which is something you absolutely do not want.
Tip #1: Soak Your Burner Grates [APPROVED]
Take the burner grates off your stove and spray them with oven cleaner from all sides to make sure they are fully covered. Once that is done, put them in a plastic bag – whether you want to use a zip-lock bag or just tie a knot or something, is up to you – and let them soak for a full twenty-four hours. Once you’ve taken them back out, wash them off with water and common soap. However, if you’re dealing with more stubborn grime, you can use fourth of a cup of ammonia instead. For us, it worked like a charm!
Tip #2: Use Coconut Oil [FAILED]
Just like fresh hair dye will help you remove the dried hair dye stains from your scalp, fresh coconut oil will supposedly help you get the crusty grease off your stove-top. We put a generous dollop of oil onto our hands and lathered up the greasy stove-top. Afterwards, we used a soft cloth to wipe it down and… the stains remained. It really didn’t have much of an effect so that is a thumbs down from us.
Tip #3: Lemon And Baking Soda [APPROVED]
Cut a lemon in half and use the sliced end to rub the lemon juice into the glass stove-top. Be generous and make sure the entire surface is sticky wet so all stains and crusts are covered. Next, take baking soda and sprinkle it on top. Use a sponge to mix the two ingredients together as you scrub over the stained and crusted surface. As you do, pay extra attention to the more stubborn crusts until they are fully loosened and gone. Once done, wipe everything away with a damp cloth and let it air dry. For us, this really worked and gave us a fresh shiny stove-top. Top tip: in case of tougher stains, you can use fine grain salt instead of baking soda!