Cleaning the stove~top

With the amount of cooking that gets done in the house by myself and my bigger girls, the stove top can get very grubby. Cleaning it thoroughly takes time and a great deal of effort.  I don’t know how many times I have made my stove top shine, then someone comes along boils something over and its a mess within seconds; so today I came up with the following idea and will see how long it lasts.

Cleaning the stove top requires a bit of elbow grease, an old tooth brush, some cloths, a stainless steel scrubber, my chemical free multi-purpose spray, boiled kettle water, some magic GUMPTION paste and nappy-soaker! Below is the process of cleaning the stove top (I had some ‘dirtier’ photos, however it would have put you off ~ it was seriously at its worst).

After a good spray and wipe off the first layer of scum (I used paper towels), use an old tooth brush.

(I don’t recommend using your partners unless you have a reasonable excuse)!

After a good scrub, apply some gumption to get off the grease.

This is where the elbow grease, and stainless steel comes in too.

The bottom right burner I use the most and as you can see the inside was filthy.  I gave it a good scrub with the toothbrush full of gumption.

Next, I poured boiling kettle water into the hole, used the toothbrush to clean and swish the water out.

…and put an absorption cloth over the top……..

Next with some more multi-purpose spray and a micro-fibre cloth, I got busy……

Job half done….

How bout all the food that goes down the sides of the oven……

Drag from top edge to bottom…..

Meanwhile, in the sink……

After a good soak with hot water and some elbow grease using the stainless steel……..the rest is easy!


Just make sure you test that the gas/flame lights properly before putting everything back together.

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  1. Mums Take Five Mums Take Five
    16, March 2013    

    Brilliant! love your work. I have the same oven and although i think its one of the easiest stove tops to clean i seem to be forever doing it. thanks for the share x

      16, March 2013    

      Your welcome and its the best oven for cooking too 😉

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