Starting January 1, 2013, I'm on a mission to complete a Pinterest project at least 3 days a week for an entire year and blog about it! I will be doing crafts, making food, organizing, etc. - all from Pinterest! I will let you know what works and what doesn't. I'm excited to get started!! Hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Cleaning Your Stovetop
My stovetop looks gross so much of the time; dried on food splatters that are really hard to get off, boil-overs that leave an unsightly brown speckled covering around the burners. Just ugly. So, I tried something I saw on Pinterest. Unfortunately, not all things that are tried on Pinterest are successes. I would not count this as a success. I suppose I shouldn't warn you prior to reading the rest of this blog for fear that you will stop at this point - but I'd hate to get your hopes up for nothing.
Photo from Pinterest
I tried to go to the blog to read the instructions, but the morticianswife's blog is private, so I had to go with the description given on the pin:
Photo from Pinterest
I did my best to follow these directions, but it didn't work wonderfully for my stove. Here is a picture of the burners prior to cleaning.
During the cleaning process, I had areas full of peroxide with little baking soda and other areas with pretty much just baking soda...maybe my house is lopsided...anyway, it wasn't easy to get the right formula amount to clean the burners by each burner. (Did that sentence make sense??)
Prior to adding the peroxide
After adding the peroxide, I let it set for a few minutes and then tried to clean it all up. It didn't work as wonderfully as I would've liked. My burners may have been a bit cleaner, but they now had residue from the leftover baking soda wedged into the crevices that I couldn't get into. Below is the, rather fuzzy, after picture of the stove. The burners were a bit cleaner, but with the bakings soda residue, I'd say it wasn't worth it. My husband started wondering if there was something wrong with our stove as he was seeing white stuff in the burners...he didn't know I had "cleaned" them. So, yeah, maybe with a different kind of stovetop this cleaning method would work better. Or, maybe if I had understood the directions a little more clearly? I don't know. But, with the stovetop that we have plus my post-pregnancy, can't-think-too-hard, going-on-little-sleep brain, it wasn't awesome.