How to Clean a Stovetop
The kitchen can be a very messy place and the stove sees a lot of the mess when it comes to cooking. Here are some great stove cleaning tips in an article called How to Clean a Stovetop from Better Homes and Gardens. Cleaning stoves is a job nobody really loves, but we have to do it now and then. Usually its great to wipe down the stove surface after cooking your meal, but sometimes that doesn't always get done every day. You can also work in some preventive measures to try and minimize your cleaning obligation, but there is only so much you can do before you look at your stove and inside your oven and realize it needs to have a deep clean. Some people use some aluminum foil to protect their drip pans if they have an electric oven with the removable drip pans. This way, you can simply remove the aluminum foil when you are cleaning your stove and replace it with new aluminum foil. Sure its not the prettiest look, but if you want to keep your stove clean without hassle, it is a great option. On the other hand, a gas range is usually fairly easy to clean, you just lift up the grates and soak them, and wipe the surface underneath clean.
The other thing to consider is cleaning your kitchen appliances with natural cleaners instead of chemical cleaners. Natural cleaners are a good choice since we don't want to use chemicals where we are going to cook food. Even the airborne chemicals can off gas and add toxins to the food we eat which is not pleasant at all. We also don't want to pollute the Earth by using more chemical products in non recyclable containers that will end up in our landfills. You may be surprised to find out that there are natural cleaners that you can use around the house which are not at all expensive either. You actually probably have them all in your home and in your kitchen already. All you need to clean most thing around the house is some simple vinegar and baking soda. These two things are probably already in your home anyway, but if you don't have them, they are really easy to find at your local grocery store and very affordable too. For around ten dollars for a large size of each of these cleaning products or less for smaller packages, you can have yourself some amazing cleaning products. These two natural cleaners aren't just great for cleaning stoves, they are good for cleaning anything, from your bathroom to your floors.
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