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.