Sorry for the break in posts everyone!!! It’s been wild and crazy here but we’ll persevere and finish this series!! I may post a couple of steps each day until we get caught up…or maybe not :)
Finally, here’s the next step in our journey to clean and organize the kitchen.
Step 11 :: Clean Stove Top (Burners)
Now that the oven is clean, we’re staying in the vicinity to clean the stove top. There are several types of stoves but these two methods appear to work for most.
Make your flat cooktop sparkle:
I’ve previously written about how to make your flat cooktop stove sparkle but here’s another rundown for you:
- Liberally squeeze a commercial flat cooktop cleaner or baking soda mixture on stove.
- Use a white cleaning cloth and scrub in a circular motion. Pay special attention to areas with dried/burned on food.
- Repeat if necessary. And if your stove is like mine, repeat about 10 more times. Eventually you’ll get a sparkling clean stove (and a good arm workout!).
Easy way to clean stove burners and drip pans:
I’d loooove to have a gas stove someday but since I don’t own one now, I did a quick search to find the best way to clean one. I found a great site that gives step-by-step instructions for cleaning gas stove burners. According to tipnut, you can also use this same method for drip pans. This looks to be the easiest way to clean stove burners ever! Make sure to click over for specific instructions and pictures, but here are the bullet points for easy reference:
- Remove burners (or drip pans) and place in plastic ziplock or trash bag.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of ammonia in the bag. You don’t need to completely cover the burners since the fumes actually do the work.
- Seal the bag.
- Place outside (so fumes don’t leak into your home) for about 12 hours.
- Remove from bag and wipe clean.
Keep them clean….
While you’re cleaning the burners, take this opportunity to make your stove look new again! Grab an old toothbrush to get in all the crevices. Use a scraper to remove debris you’ve ignored. Scrub the places you usually only wipe down.
By working hard to make your stove sparkle again, you just may be motivated to wipe spills immediately and clean it after every use!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the clean and organized kitchen series!
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