DIY Stovetop Cleaner

DIY Stovetop Cleaner

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We just moved to a new house which of course means a new to me kitchen.

I have made a promise to myself to keep this new kitchen as clean as possible. Or more specifically to keep the counters, and stove tops as crumb free, streak free, and baked on food free as possible.

I’m somewhat notorious for being a messy cook (hence Winchester patiently waiting in the picture above for me to drop something). I often postpone the cleaning of my stovetop to after I have eaten, chilled on the couch, and done dishes. This means sometimes I  have to chisel off the baked on goop, and curse myself for not being a better home-keeper. I know, yuck, but I’m just being honest.

Well I think I have found a solution and it’s a super simple DIY stove-top cleaner.

To make this DIY Stovetop Cleaner mix the following in a small spray bottle:

  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  3. 2 tsp dish soap

I am keeping the spray bottle on the counter next to my stove. Once my stove top has cooled from cooking I simply spray down the surface with the solution and wipe clean with a rag or paper towel. This cleaner works great at removing grease marks and food debris.

I have also been using it on the counter tops.

If you have backed on food that isn’t easily removed with the cleaner, spray the spot until completely saturated and then sprinkle baking soda on the water. Let set for 1 minute and then wipe up the residue.

So far this mix has worked excellently and is keeping my new stove squeaky clean! I don’t mind the slight vinegar smell but you could always add some essential oils for scent.

I love that this DIY Stove Top cleaner is so simple to make, cheap, and not full of synthetic chemicals. Of course this depends on the kind of dish soap you use.  I suggest something natural like this one: Seventh Generation Natural Dish Soap.

Try it out and let me know what you think! Do you have any favorite DIY cleaning mixtures of your own? I’d love to hear about them. And to get more tips and tricks to make life in the kitchen easier become a subscriber!

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