The sun is shining and the snow is melting…… NOT! Nope, not at all, the snow is over 12 inches deep and no sign of it going anywhere! But that doesn’t mean I can’t get a jump start on spring cleaning because I have every intention of being outside as soon as it warms up, and not inside cleaning. Plus we are stuck indoors anyways so I might as well do something about it right? So I decided to tackle my glass top stove first! I can’t take credit for this though. When we first moved in it was even worse, and my mother in law actually showed me how to do this ; ) I don’t think she will mind if I share!
You will be amazed how easy this is! For so long I just thought it was permanent and I had to look at that nasty crud forever! WRONG! Feast your eyes on this!!
Can I get a “woot woot”?? I mean do you see how shiny and crud free that baby is?!
Just so you don’t get angry at me... this worked for me. It worked great actually, but if you are NOT comfortable doing any of this stuff to your glass top stove, please don’t. Unfortunately this blog doesn’t provide enough money for me to replace it for you…. so check all the manufacturer stuff first ok? I didn’t… but you should… unless you are dangerous like me ; ) In which case, don’t forget, I’m not a very rich dangerous person and won’t be able to provide you with a new stove. Just sayin ; )
So here is what you will need:
– A glass top stove, obviously ; )
– A paint scraper (those razor blades that retract)
– Homemade Laundry Detergent – You might be able to get away with just baking soda, but I used my laundry detergent and it worked GREAT, plus if you make it you can skip buying laundry detergent your next trip to the store : ) MONEY SAVED!
– An old sponge
– Paper towels
Now let’s see how to clean a glass top stove
First thing you are going to want to do is take your paint scraper and just run over any burnt residue to get the big chunks off. Don’t use too much elbow grease though because we have a few more things to do! Once you do that though, wipe away all the crumbs and cruddy stuff!
Next I got some tap water as hot as it would come out and poured it over the burners. This is where the laundry detergent comes in, you are just going to want to sprinkle some of that on top and let it sit a few minutes. While you are waiting you can do a little pre celebratory dance if you want… nobody’s watching! ; ) Unless you have creepy neighbors.
Ok, now take your old sponge and just scrub that around a little. Don’t wipe it away though, pull that paint scraper back out and go around until it’s all shiny and clean!
Oh yes, now you can do a post celebratory dance! It is done! Look it at and then go cook something : )
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