13 Brilliant Tricks To Make Your Dirty Stove Sparkle
Yuck! Now, there's something you never want to see.
Scrubbing off that cooked on gunk is everyone's least favorite cleaning chore! Instead of scrubbing til your fingers are sore, here are the best hacks and tricks you need to make your stovetop sparkle again.
1. Wipe It with a Mr.Clean Eraser
Whether you're using a Mr. Clean brand eraser or any of the other magic erasers out there, these guys really are miraculous. Dunk it in hot water and soap and start scrubbing, or pair it with baking soda and lemon juice for an added kick.
2. Spray It with WD40
Make sure to cover up the burners with painter's tape or plastic wrap, and then spray the whole surface. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then wipe it all off with paper towels, for a gleaming, scratch-free surface.
3. Sprinkle with Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Make a mixture and slather it on your stove -or sprinkle baking soda and then follow it with drops of lemon juice- for a gritty, whitening scrub that will leave a gleaming surface.
4. Sprinkle on Bar Keepers Friend
Bar Keepers Friend comes in cream, liquid, and powder, and it's a mess-busting hero, especially when it comes to getting that glow back into your kitchen appliances.
5. Make a Degreaser with Coconut Oil
A coconut oil based scrub can help you knock the grease off of your dirty stovetop. For the best natural degreaser, use 2 parts baking soda to 1 part coconut oil, and add 2-3 drops of orange essential oil.
6. Soak It in Ammonia
Lay down paper towels so that they cover the surface of your stove and then soak them in ammonia. Wrap the whole thing in Saran Wrap and then leave it over night. The next morning, wipe the mess away easily! (Tip - this works wonders on oven grates, too!)
7. Make a Baking Soda and Vinegar Paste
Mix up a bubbling paste scrub using two heavy hitting pantry cleaners: vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar will help bubble up the baking soda and get it into every crack & crevice.
8. Scrape Gunk off Flat Surfaces with a Razor
This clever trick is definitely a short cut, but you have to be careful not to scratch the enamel or finish off your stove, because that can make it much more difficult to clean in the future. This works best with flat, glass stovetops.
9. Clean with Pledge Lemon Oil
In case you haven't tried it yet, Pledge lemon oil is the cleaning expert's best friend. Citrus oils will break down the cooked on mess and they smell awesome, too!
10. Vacuum off the Larger Messes First
If your stove is really messy, you'll have an easier time deep cleaning it once the larger pieces are out of the way. Grab out your handy vacuum and suck up the mess, so that you can get down to the scrubbing.
11. Spray It with Your Oven Cleaner
Surprise - oven cleaner isn't just for ovens anymore, it works equally well on your stovetop. Spray it on, let it sit and then wipe it off with a paper towel and rinse it using warm water and a handy wipe.
12. Cover It in Car Wax for Protection
When your stove is finally looking clean, it's time to take preventative measures. After cleaning, put a light coat of car wax on your stove, to make it much easier to clean the next time around.
13. Clean After You Cook Each Time
Keep your stovetop gleaming, by wiping up your messes as you make them instead of letting gunk build up. It's much better to clean a tiny bit every day and never have to deal with that nightmare again!
Which is your favorite trick? Is there anything else that works for you? Let us know below!