Day 15: How to Clean your Stovetop

Welcome back to 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine!

Yesterday I talked about cleaning baseboards and how I was going to tackle it today. Well, I didn’t. I didn’t get to the project. It seemed like too many steps PLUS, in the end the tutorial spoke about using dryer sheets to wipe over the wood, so that the dryer sheets anti-static cling properties help cut the amount of dust on the baseboards. That sounds wonderful, except that dryer sheets are bad for the environment and health. (I can’t find where I read that right now, but just google it.)

 

I would like to follow these steps for baseboard cleaning, but does anyone have an ideas on what to use instead of dryer sheets?

 

Day 15: How to Clean your Stovetop

Cleaning the instead of the electric coils on my stovetop is something I’m NOT very good at. In fact, they look SO HORRIBLE I really hesitate in showing you a picture. But I’m going to do it, so that I’m motivated to clean it.

Really bad….

 

 

Step 1: Remove the coils and drip pans (the bowls underneath the coils).

This is as easy and lifting the burners up and exposing the wiring, which should detach easily. The drip pans are also easily lifted off the stove surface.

 

Step 2: Clean the burners

Use just regular soap and water to wipe down the coils and drip pans. The burners (coils) tend not to be as dirty since most spills burn off.

– If you want, you can soak the drip pans in dish soap and water (but don’t soak the coils).

– For more scrubbing action, use a baking soda/water paste to get the tough spills:

Baking Soda Paste:
  1. Mix baking soda and water together. If the mixture is too thick, add water, and if it is too runny, add baking soda.
  2. Once the mixture is a paste, apply to the surface you are cleaning and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Scrub hard.
  4. Rinse.

Step 3: Replace and Maintain the burners

To regularly maintain the electric burners, just wipe down the burners the same time you wipe down the top of the stove.

Take the burners apart and get under them whenever you drip or let a pot overflow (for me, usually that’s nearly every day!).

I’ll post an update when I clean my coils this week!! When was the last time you cleaned your stovetop?

See you tomorrow for the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

 

 

 

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