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  • Tips for Cleaning Stove Tops

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    We all know it's there; that crusty, dirty grime on your stove, left from cooking up a storm the night before. Cleaning stove tops has always been an area that I have never seemed to master, and I consider myself a good cleaner. I decided to do some investigating, and found some tips and tricks for cleaning your stoves tops, leaving them looking clean and grime free!


    Method #1 – Stove Top

    • Remove stove elements, rings and drip pans. Scrub top with hot, soapy water then dry. Place paper towels over crusty spots and soak with household ammonia. Cover with plastic wrap to keep paper towels moist, and leave sit for several hours. Scrub again with hot, soapy water and crud should wipe away.

    Method #2 – Drip Pans, Rings

    • Take a large kettle, pot or roasting pan and fill with water. Bring to a boil. Add a cup of Cascade dishwasher detergent, stir until powder dissolves. Using tongs place the drip pans and rings in the pot of hot water. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn off heat, cover with lid and let sit overnight. In the morning remove the drip pans and element rings and scrub in a sink full of hot, soapy water. The caked on crud should remove easily.

    Method #3 – Drip Pans

    • Spray with oven cleaner, place in garbage bags, seal, then let sit over night. Remove them the next day, rinse, then scrub with hot, soapy water.

    Method #4 – Drip Pans & Element Rings

    • Spray with household ammonia, place in garbage bags, seal, then sit over night. Remove from bag the next day and scrub with hot, soapy water. You can also first cover the pans with paper towels, then saturate with ammonia. If it’s a hot, sunny day outside–let the sealed bag sit in the sun to add heat to the process.

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