One of the hardest appliances to keep clean is your stove. It's not only a multi-use appliance, but it also takes a beating with all of the food and heat involved in cooking and baking. These easy ideas will show you how to clean your stovetop and oven with ease and natural, non-toxic ingredients too!
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This post would be a gazillion pages long if I wrote it all out here, so I've divided it into different sections depending on what kind of stove you have. Ovens are pretty much the same to clean, but stovetops are all different. I've broken it down into glass or ceramic stovetops, electric coil stovetops and also gas stovetops. You can find each type below!
How to Clean Your Oven
Today, it's oven cleaning day, which is so much easier than you think. It can be a bit messy, but I promise, once it's done, you'll be sooo much happier with your oven. To get your oven sparkling clean, check out my post showing How to Clean an Oven Naturally HERE. This post includes my 2 Ingredient Scouring Scrub that works soooo good that you can use it on sinks, tubs, ovens, glass stovetops and even burned pots and pans...it's one of my all time favorite kitchen cleaners and a must have for natural cleaning!
How to Clean in Between the Glass on Your Oven Door
If you want to get your oven super duper clean, then you may want to clean that space in between the glass on your oven door. I have to warn you though...it is tricky, and I have had a reader or two try it and break the glass, so if you decide to clean that area, do so with caution and help. HERE is my post on How to Clean in Between the Glass on Your Oven Door!
How to Clean Stove Knobs
Stove knobs and the surrounding area typically get spattered with grease and other food particles that can be hard to remove. This area sometimes gets forgotten with day to day cleaning or doesn't get thoroughly cleaned, so you end up with a greasy, sticky film all over the knobs and surrounding area. If you really want to break up that grease and get it cleaned for good, make THIS 3 Ingredient Degreaser/Cleaner. It's made using 2 of the same ingredients in the oven cleaning paste used above to clean your oven, and packs a major punch against grease and grime. I use it as my daily cleaning spray in the kitchen, and it smells like an orange grove!
How to Clean Your Stove Top
Cleaning your stove top can be a major pain. I have a glass/ceramic stove top, and I use the oven THIS 2 Ingredient Scouring Scrub that Cleans Almost Everything! I simply use a scrub sponge to apply it to my stovetop and work it in using a circular motion. For really tough burned on areas, use a little more paste and continue to use the scrub sponge to work it into the burned on food. Use a clean cloth or paper towels to remove the paste and burned on bits from the stove. Next, spray the whole stove top with the orange degreaser from above and wipe clean...super easy!
If you have an electric stove with the coil burners, check out THIS post on how to clean them!
How to Clean a Gas Stove Top and Burners
I don't own a gas stove since our home is all electric, but I would if I could! Oh, how I dream of the day when I can cook like a Food Network Chef on a gourmet gas range! If you have a gas stove top, check out my friend Vivian's post on How to Clean Gas Stove Tops and Grates!