Cheap Glass Top Stove Cleaner
|August 15, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under cleaning, diy, ecofriendlykitchen, environment, home, household, kitchen|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
Glass Stove Top Cleaner That's Cheap & Non-Toxic !
When we moved into our new apartment way back when – I was so happy to finally have a modern, stylish and flat glass top stove. It gleamed – it really made our kitchen stand out and made me feel like we were coming up in the world (I know – it's the little things!). It stayed nice and clean for a while , too – because I was working all of the time and not cooking. Since I've been home with the baby – and we've been eating at home exclusively – I've been cooking A LOT.
That means our awesome stove has taken a lot of abuse and since it's black – it really shows the dirt (which I hate – I think I have a touch of OCD). I have scrubbed, and scrubbed, and scrubbed the stove top hoping the caked on stains will come out. I get it nearly perfect – but then when it dries … those awful spots come back.
I have absolutely refused to buy a fancy glass stove top cleaner because frankly – we don't have the money. I also remember helping my mom clean the stove when I was young – she had a glass top – and using the special cleaner – and it being a chalky, toxic-smelling mess.
Today, drawing upon my memories of being a restaurant manager, I tried out a new technique in desperation. I poured a bit of lemon juice all across the surface (it was cool and not turned on). I let the juice soak there for about an hour or more and then I checked back. To my absolute delight – before I scrubbed or anything – the stove top looked clean and brand new again – just like when we moved in.
I feel like I have a new apartment again. Thanks, Lemon Juice You're my bff.