How to Clean Your Stove

A stove is a wonderful place in the kitchen. Various delicious items such as roasts, pies, cakes and turkeys can be cooked, baked and roasted to perfection. Food is a unifying factor amongst people, something that brings us together. All this togetherness however, does not come without a mess. The stove is usually one of the most difficult places in a kitchen to clean as it is surrounded by cooking food and gets covered with grease and debris.

The following guide details what you will need (by using simple and healthy household items) and the process required to clean your stove easily and effectively.

Things Required:

– a bowl
– white vinegar (1 cup)
– baking soda (2-3 tablespoons)
– a kitchen sponge
– a spray bottle (available at your local grocery store or dollar store)


  • 1

    Have a Plan

    Make an effective cleaning plan in your mind when it comes to cleaning your stove. Be sure to factor in the size and depth of the stove as you put together this plan. Also, make sure that you understand how long it might take to do this activity so set aside the appropriate time from your busy schedule.

  • 2

    Create Your Spray

    Pour the vinegar and baking soda into a bowl. Stir with the same spoon you used to measure your baking soda until well mixed. Place this mixture into the spray bottle and close it securely. Be sure to make enough spray solution depending on the size of your stove. Also, keep the balance between the vinegar and baking soda just right so that it can be effectively sprayed on using your bottle.

  • 3

    Spray the Stove

    Spray a layer of your solution onto the stove top and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Once this time has passed, spray the solution once again. Be sure to spray the entire stove top properly, so take your time and do not rush this step.

    Note: Be sure to leave some of your solution in the spray bottle or create some more for the next step.

  • 4

    Scrub It Up

    Using the sponge, spray the solution onto the sponge and use to clean the entire stove top. Be sure to focus on areas that are dirtier or have more stubborn stains.

    If certain stains have failed to be removed, try to re-create more solution and spray those areas once again. Let the solution sit for another 15-20 minutes before repeating Step 4 once again.

  • 5

    Stove Cleaners:

    If you tried the solution mentioned above but did not get satisfactory results then you may want to purchase a stove cleaner from the store. There are many organic options now which are made of natural ingredients that do not harm the environment. Be sure to wipe down the entire stove area before applying the cleaner. Let the solution sit for a few minutes and the wipe it clean. Many of these cleaners are very effective and are relatively scrub free.

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