I’ve really grown to love my stove with the smooth glass stovetop. I know not everybody is a fan and many people prefer gas ranges, but I really like having a smooth surface for cleaning up after cooking spills because let’s face it, spills happen.
When it’s time to clean my stovetop, I usually use my homemade soft scrub cleaner, but I’ve also used this easy and frugal method that has worked very well too. All you need is baking soda, some soapy water and a clean dish towel or other large cleaning rag.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Fill your kitchen sink with warm soapy water. Put your dish towel in the soapy water and get it thoroughly wet.
2. Sprinkle some baking soda on your stovetop. If there is a particularly dirty area, make sure there is a good amount of baking soda in that area.
3. Take your dish towel out of the soapy water and wring it out a little bit (the towel should be thoroughly wet with the soapy water, but not dripping wet). Lay the wet towel on your stovetop over the baking soda.
4. Let everything sit for at least 15 minutes.
5. When the 15 minutes is up, use the towel to wipe and clean the stovetop. After a little bit of wiping and cleaning, you may want to rinse the towel with some fresh water to help rinse away the baking soda.
6. Use a dry towel or rag to dry off the stovetop. If you come back and see any cloudy areas from baking soda that did not get thoroughly rinsed off, you can give it a little spritz of window cleaner. I use my club soda glass cleaner for this and it works great!
Even though this method requires 15 minutes of soaking, it still is pretty fast and easy because it requires no measuring or mixing of ingredients and most of us always have baking soda and dish soap in the house.