Using a stove in modern days is a part-parcel of our daily life. You may choose a black stove top one as black stove top to add a modern look for your kitchen. It is sleek and smooth which enhances the elegant look of your kitchen. But cleaning black stove top is a chore you can’t escape from. Take a quick look at how to clean a black stove top.
Black top stoves cover up little kind of dirt of your kitchen and obviously, the black utilities show less dirt than the white ones. You use the stove every day for making food and maybe for some other reasons.
However, if you use your stove for fixing your meal several times a week, your stove top may harbor some of the remnants of almost every meal you fix. This process may make the elegant look kitchen dirty. All you need to keep your kitchen tidy is to keep things clean.
Let’s take a look at How to Clean a Black Stove Top.
Cleaning a conventional stovetop is not very difficult to clean. You can clean it very easily on your own within a short- period. Again, cleaning the stove top will allow the unit to serve you longer days (usually it does).
You should avoid the chemical things as it may accidentally cause ‘good turning into evil things’ anytime. Here, I’ll talk about the homemade green methods to clean the stovetops.
Boiling Water: You may not have any things to clean your stove, but you may not have the particular things that you have to clean. Don’t worry. I am here. You can use boiling water to clean. Pour the water gently and carefully over the dirt surface.
You need to let the water sit till the water cools down to wipe your severe kinds of stuff away. You can use a sponge to scrub the inaccessible areas with a little amount of dishwashing soap.
* Use the method carefully when you do this to an electric stove.
Water & Soap: Firstly, you have to remove the electric burners from the stovetop. Secondly, you have to use a towel and a little amount of dish soap (mild would be better in this case) with water to wash the targeted residuum from the stove coils.
Thirdly, you may need a thick starch of baking soda and water to remove hard strained residuum from the inconvenient spot. In this case, apply that thick paste into the selected area and after 20 to 30 minutes later, scour and wash the burner. Let the burner dry properly and then replace it gently with care.
Dish Soap and Baking Soda: Mix equal amount of soap with baking soda. Keep the mixing process running, until a frosting-like consistency with slightly foamy texture is not formed.
Then, apply the newly formed mixture to drip pans as much as you want. Scrub the pans roughly. Keep those for about an hour. Scrub it again and see the magic!
You can use baking soda in several ways to clean a cook top.
Baking Soda with Lemon: Lemons shows grease-cutting characteristics naturally. Mixing the lemon with baking soda creates some kind of antibacterial properties.
Baking soda contains particles which remove baked-on stains finely without leaving any scratch on the glass. For this, sprinkle baking soda on a glass stovetop. Rub the surface with a slice of lemon. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth. For electric stove top burners, this is a very useful process for cleaning.
Baking Soda & Salt: Blend one tablespoon of salt with one tablespoon of baking soda.
Add one tablespoon of water to mix the paste with water. Dip a rag into the mixture and the scour is gunk away. Pour the mix during overflows as it makes a clean bridge absorbing the liquid. This process is very useful for cleaning black glass stove top discoloration.
White Vinegar: White vinegar is used to clean glass stovetops by loosening the streaks and stains as it is considered as ultimate cleanser’. Mix the white vinegar and water in 1:2 ratio. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the newly formed solution on your glass-top stove.
Wipe it gently with a dry cloth. The acidity of the vinegar removes the grime. You can keep the solution for days and use it regularly as it is very useful for cleaning and disinfecting every corner of your kitchen.
Olive Oil: This method demands you to pour a little amount of olive oil onto the top of your stove. Scrub the oil into affected areas by using a cloth. Afterward, you need to spray the oil down with an all-purpose cleaner.
This method works like wonder to clean the top of your stove. Tabletop and flat top stoves can be clean easily through this process.
Ammonia: Though ammonia is not a ‘great’ cleaning agent, but you can try it by putting the removable burners into a zipper-top bag, add ammonia and seal. Leave everything on the porch for overnight. Boom! See how they shine the following day. In this process, you have the least work to do.
Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide: The mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide is considered as one of the most ‘powerful agent’ to clean the residue from the black stove top or gas burner top. You can consider it “best cleaner’ for cleaning the black stove top.
Take a brush and rub it and rub it to any remaining debris on your stove. Sprinkle the surface entirely with baking soda. Afterward, drizzle it with the hydrogen peroxide. Watch for fizzes, and it breaks down the baked-on gunk. Rinse it by freshwater and then dry once stains and greases have been lifted completely.
Razor Scraper: Using a razor scraper is wise to choose for those tough-to-remove burned-on stains. All you need to do the job of scrapping carefully. Scrap the blade gently over the selected residue by holding the razor blade.
Make sure to clean your stove top regularly and be careful while doing this. These methods are very useful for cleaning black stovetop and streak-free black appliances.