A couple of weeks ago, I started a new thing here at Mom 4 Real! Because I get so many cleaning questions in my inbox every week, I decided to start a weekly series called, Ask Jess! And goodness, did you folks send me questions…so many questions that I can’t wait to answer! I’m going to start with three of them this week, and do my best to answer as many as I can each week. Be sure to keep sending me your questions HERE…I love researching and answering them for you!
Let’s start with this question from Lorelli M.
How can I remove melted plastic from my electrical burner element on my stove? Somehow the plastic dish rack got set on the burner while it was still hot and it just melted on the top of the small burner. I don’t use it too much for obvious reasons, but I would like to clean it off. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Okay, Lorelli, here is what you need to do…
1. Turn on your hood vent, open a window, or turn on a fan. (All of the above if you can!)
2. Turn on the burner with the melted plastic to about 1 or 2 (LOW), and use a wooden spoon to scrape the melting plastic off of the burner, making sure to wipe your wooden spoon clean each time you remove some plastic to keep from adding it back on.
3. Once you have gotten most of the plastic off, put the spoon away and turn your burner to high and let the remaining residue burn itself off.
***Never use metal on electric appliances!
Hope this helps, Lorelli!
Our next question comes from Lisa C.
I would like to know how to clean and shine a marble kitchen windowsill?
You have to be very careful with marble, so I suggest using very warm water and very little mild dish soap to clean marble. Simply use a soft cloth to clean, making sure to rinse well…do not use any abrasive cleaners. If there are stains, you can put some hydrogen peroxide on the stain for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Good luck, Lisa!
Our last question this week comes from Arbie G.
What is the best diy way to clean a stainless steel fridge?
I just shared a tutorial for cleaning stainless steel, and showed How To Clean Stainless Steel using my stove. The same method should be used for a stainless steel refrigerator, and only requires a little vinegar and water…yay! To keep that stainless steel fridge shining and resisting smudges, you can also buff it with a little bit of almond oil. Your stainless steel appliances will thank you!
Happy cleaning, Arbie!