Stove Top Cleaning: Most stovetops can be washed down with hot water and
reg. detergent. But for those hard-to-clean spills both on the range
surface and the chrome and stainless steel parts, use a little baking soda
and water. Simply apply a smooth paste to the area, leave on for about 5 -
10 minutes then wipe off with a soft cloth. Rinse with white vinegar and
Another good way to get your oven top clean is to mix equal part warm water
and ammonia. Apply, wait 30 seconds then rub as necessary.
Rubbin alcohol can also bring a nice shine to your stove tops.
To clean and shine those messy chrome burner trim-rings, rub well with a
paste of vinegar and cream of tartar.
Stove BUrner Drip-Pans: for a quick way to clean burner drip pans and rings,
add them to your next dishwasher cycle. And for stubborn stains on
drip-trys, place an ammonia-soaked cloth in it and leave it overnight. Wash
off well with dish soap and water.
Oven spills: sprinkle with a mixture of 1 part cinnamon and 6 parts table
salt. When the ove is cool, wipe up the mixture. Not only will it absorb the
spill but it will help remove the burnt food odor.
To dislodge baked on spills, apply a paste of baking soda ( or borax) and
water. Sometimes a little elbow grase is necessary.Or for stubborn deposits,
place a shallow oven-safe dish of ammonia on the upper rack and a pan of
water on the lower rack of a still hot oven. Leave overnight. Air oven and
wipe grease away with an all-purpose cleaner and some warm water. The is a
very inexpensive way of oven cleaniing.
Oven racks: Place the racks in a garbage bag and throw in an ammonia-soaked cloth. Seal tightly and leave outside overnight. Wash down well with soap and water the next day.
Oven trays: prevention is better than the cure. Add a small amt. of water to
your trays when baking or broiling. This could save a lot of time when it
comes to cleaning them. Or cover the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil.
This works also for the bottom of your oven too!! OVen trays and pans
should be dried well after washing to prevent reuting. Pop them in a warm
oven to dry them really well.
Oven Window's: for the brown-stained window, make a thick past of water and
baking sode. Coat the inside of the window well with the mixture, leave on
for 10 - 15 minutes or until completely dry and then scour off with clean
source: Haley's Hints
04-16-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks Sara. (have you been looking at my stove????)
04-16-2005, 11:50 PM
Wondering that same thing too. Around here when the males cook, they cook everything on high so it cooks fast. What is it about men and instant gratification anyway? They cook on stains that take so much elbow grease to get off it just cant be done on a regular basis. I am going to try this. I love Haley's hints.