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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Testing Pinterest...

I love Pinterest! There are so many good recipes, tips and ideas there. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of boards filled with things I've never tried. I decided it was time to test a few things out.
For my first test, I tried this tip for cleaning the top of your oven. It was actually meant for the smooth oven top. I have a gas stove, so it's not smooth, but I figured I could make it work, by removing the grates and flame units.
The tip said to liberally sprinkle baking soda over the entire cooktop. Take a bowl of hot, soapy water and submerge a few rags in it. Squeeze about half the water out, so the rags are good and wet, but not dripping. Lay the rags over the baking soda and let sit for about 15 minutes.


(If I had been thinking I would have taken pictures before this point, but you'll have to take what I have)
After 15 minutes, take the towel and swirl it around in the baking soda, making a paste. Scrub the cook top, rinse it and dry it.


Here's the finished product. It looks good!
My review? It cleaned well, although there are still a few spots that I just can't get off. It was messy, and hard to get all the baking soda off. Next time I won't be quite as liberal in my sprinkling. The other thing to know, is that it dries your hands out. Have lotion ready when you are done. However - it's a cheap and natural way to clean your cook top and it really did work well.

15 comments:

chezzy louise said...

I wish I had known about this when I cleaned our stove a few weeks ago. I got it pretty clean, but not nice and shiny like that. I'm saving this idea for the next time.

ancient one said...

Your stove really looks nice. I might try that next time...

Maple Lane said...

Your stove looks wonderful, Mari. Thanks for sharing the tip.

mare ball said...

I, too, keep collecting things on Pinterest and then don't do them! It's good to read a review like this. I've found the best thing to clean a stove top is the Lysol/Clorox wipes. The ones w/ the rough side/smooth side. Use the rough first to get off goop, then flip over and shine w/ the slick side. I love it!

Mari said...

Yea 4 Pinterest! I have all the crafting things...which too are just sitting there to be done. If anything...I at least FEEL crafty. :o)

sara said...

You need a Norwex cloth!!! picks up everything, EVERYthing with just water!

Brooke said...

jay's gonna love you for this! he's been after me to clean our cooktop so that it looks nice when we list it to sell. i bought gloves (lots of heavy duty cleaning), so i'll use those as i do it.

Pat said...

I'm a big Pinterest fan too, and it's always so helpful to read a review of a tip. I have a smooth top and I used a similar recipe from pinterest, with baking soda and it worked very well.
Mostly I use the recipes, so far they have all been good.

Dena said...

i have a board called pinned there done that - i've tried a few things some good recipe and some not so good!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Well, if it worked [tho a few spots left]....it did pretty good in my opinion. But, stove top cleaning? That's like windows....some don't do windows, I don't clean stoves but once a year...real good anyway. LOL

Baking Soda is a kitchen wonder.

Simone said...

That's so cool that you are testing some of your pins. I've missed hearing from you. Thank you again for all of your prayers!!

Christina said...

long time no blogging lol! I have missed my blog friends so am finally trying to get back. I love Pinterest. I am totally addicted. Love this tip for the stove top. I think I might have to try it. Thanks.

Melissa said...

I have a glass cooktop and this is the method I use to clean it. It works great for me! :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Waaaaaaaah I want a stove like yours ... I hate my stove ... Lord forgive me for whining ... waaaahhhh ....

Kalli said...

I used this on my glass top stove and it worked AMAZING!!!!