Stove cleaning
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Stove cleaning

  1. #1
    bg
    bg is offline
    Registered User bg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    342
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    15

    Question Stove cleaning

    Good morning everyone:

    We live in an apartment that we rent, and the gas stove top is in a pretty bad shape (dirty). I used to use the store bought oven cleaner to remove the stains (appears to be stains from food that was never cleaned out by previous renter) and it helped a great deal but the fumes are awful!

    I have used baking soda and water and a scrubber, but that hasn't completely removed all the stains. I was wondering if any of the cleaning gurus here could recommend a home made potion to help me attain a clean gas stove.

  2. #2
    Registered User Mom23boys's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    50
    Posts
    19,004
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    43

    Default

    Fill a small glass bowl with 1/2 cup full strength ammonia, place in oven and close. Let stand overnight, then wipe loosened dirt with paper towels or newspapers. If then necessary, rub surfaces with a suitable abrasive, such as fine steel wool or soap-filled steel wool pad, wiping off "suds" with paper towels. Then wash with warm soapy water and rinse. Repeat the process if necessary.

  3. #3
    Registered User Early Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,672
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Is it the stovetop or the oven?

    For the oven, try this:

    sprinkle baking soda on the crusty spots. Spritz w/ water. Let sit -- at least overnight. Wipe off. Repeat as necessary.

    I even cook w/ the baking soda on the spots. Just sprinkle & spritz whenever I see buildup -- and then wipe clean whenever I have time.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    bg
    bg is offline
    Registered User bg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    342
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Originally posted by Early Bird
    Is it the stovetop or the oven?
    Both actually. Priority is for the stovetop though.

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    10,045
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Check out this thread - https://frugalvillage.com/forums/show...highlight=oven

    I don't see any listing in the index in the book I mentioned in that thread for stovetops, but the mixture for the oven might work for it also.

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,298
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    How about "Barkeeper's Friend?" IT is a powder, and while not completely environmentally friendly it is a lot better than oven cleaners. When we bought our house, the stovetop was filthy- encrusted with stuff I just could not get off. I wrote to Sears (it is a Kenmore, one of he smooth-top electric ranges) and the suggested BKF. It is near he Ajax or Bon Ami and comes in a gold can. (Our Wal Mart sells it, and so does our local hardware store.)

  8. #7
    Registered User pkellyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    2,169
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    I would try comet. Is it white?

  9. #8
    bg
    bg is offline
    Registered User bg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    342
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Originally posted by pkellyc
    I would try comet. Is it white?
    Its cream colored.

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,360
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Industrial automotive grease remover or TSP and wear gloves. Don't let it sit or it will etch the surface permanently and strip any remaining gloss.

    However that will remove the greasy stains.

    Then comet once in a while to bleach and scrub (but you don't want to use it all the time, as it wears the surface off).

Similar Threads

  1. Article: Speed Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Pros
    By monkeywrangler71 in forum Home Environment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-22-2010, 11:49 AM
  2. Well, my stove ran out of gas....
    By itsmyisland in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2009, 02:46 PM
  3. Stove Top
    By ellentje in forum Make It Yourself
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-14-2008, 11:48 AM
  4. cleaning an old cast iron stove top grill
    By tabithapatrick in forum Cast Iron cooking
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-09-2007, 02:55 PM
  5. stove cleaning tips
    By Sara Noel in forum Home Environment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-17-2005, 12:44 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •