Hi thereI love simple, effortless cleaning, and if I can use natural cleaning products and methods it's even better! This is one I use frequently, It's very simple and uses only 2 ingredients.
1. Bicarbonate of Soda (Bicarb or Baking soda to some)
2. White Vinegar.
I fill a spice bottle - (one with small holes at the top) with Bicarb. And fill a spray or squirt bottle with vinegar - I used an old dish liquid bottle with a sports cap lid/spout.
White Vinegar is better than the brown or malt kind as it doesn't leave stains.
I then shake bicarb onto the stove top- all over especially where there is burnt on dirt and spray/squirt on vinegar. I leave it fizz away for a bit- sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes an hour if I forget about it.
Then just a wipe up (no elbow grease required!) with a kitchen sponge and the Stove is Super clean! I left my stove for few days to gather "dirt" for the purpose of this blog post ;) Please excuse the mess!
CLOSE UP OF THE BEFORE
This will even work on really caked on old dirt, you may have to repeat once more or add on a good sprinkling of Bicarb and vinegar and let it really fizz.
PLEASE NOTE: AVOID GETTING TOO MUCH, IF ANY NEAT VINEGAR ON THE STOVE PLATES FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME. VINEGAR MAY MAKE THEM RUST.
A paste of Bicarb and should be abrasvie enough to clean the stove plates.
Happy Green cleaning.
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