Tuesday, July 14, 2015

HOME Girl Tips - A MIRACLE Cleaner for Ceramic/Glass Stovetops!!!!

Well, it's hot!  Here in the middle of the country, it cooled down a bit for a short time, but now it looks like the temperatures are climbing again!  

Speaking of "Hot"...I wanted to talk with you about an amazing discovery I found recently that works wonderfully cleaning something that GETS hot....our glass cooktop stove!!!  (what a segue, huh?  haha!)

We recently moved into a new home that has a glass cook-top stove.  We had one of these when we lived in our home in Florida, and I have to admit I like them better than the gas stoves.  I love that they only heat up in the little circles where you put your pan, so you don't have to worry about burning your hands on the handles, like I had to with a gas stove...I also like that it serves as extra counter space when the heating elements are not on, which allows me extra counter space when I need it!  

The DOWNSIDE to having a glass cooktop is that it gets to looking like THIS!

And it happens all the time...my son, is 12 and loves cooking, but he's a "messy cook" and does NOT love cleaning up when he cooks (I think he gets that from me, though..I'm exactly the same way!)  He somehow always ends up spilling sauce on the hot cooktop, or not wiping the bottom of the pot after filling it with water and before he puts it on the hot stove, OR, that same water boils over because the heat was too high, or he filled it up too much.

I also have had more than my fair share of stovetop mishaps, so between his and mine, we get a pretty yucky looking stovetop.

Before I found this awesome miracle cleaner (when we still lived in our Florida home), I really struggled to keep those burners clean and looking like new.  I mean REALLY struggled....Once it's burned on, it's so hard to just wipe up with a wet wipe.  
I tried all types of cleaners, and nothing worked...I tried scraping the cooktop, but would always get scared I was going to scratch the glass, and they just never looked like new.  

But those days are officially OVER!!!

Presenting the "MIRACLE MIX" cleaner!

Yep!  That's it, just baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!!!   I can get both for about $1.50 and it will last for soooo many uses!

Here's how you use it on the glass cooktop!

First, sprinkle the baking soda around your cooktop.  I usually spoon it out and sprinkle that way, but you can sprinkle it right out of the box if you prefer.  Put extra baking soda where the baked on stains are.

Then add the hydrogen peroxide. you can add it straight from the bottle, or put it in a spray bottle and spray it on.   Your goal is to form a paste with it...making sure there is a little extra paste on those stained areas

Then...you let it sit....for about 10-15 minutes.

I personally don't like to completely let it sit...I end up kind of using my fingers to scrub the burned on areas a bit...I don't know...I just enjoy it.....kinda therapeutic somehow...haha!

You'll see the paste go from white....to 

It's lifting those greasy, stained messes right up!

Then after about 10-15 minutes, you're going to take a damp paper towel or dishcloth and remove the paste.  Here is what the paste looked like when I wiped it up with my paper towel...ewwwwwww!!!!

You may see some white streaks when it dries, but that just means there's still a little bit of the mixture on the stove top...just keep wiping with clean damp cloths, and then dry with a paper towel. It WILL come up!  =)

And when it does....

Your stovetop will look something like this!!!  =D

I must say I was amazed at how well all of this stuff came up!!!   It really does look almost just like new!!!  

Well, I hope this helps you in some way if you have a glass cooktop and have not tried this yet.  It's cheap...it's much easier than scraping and scrubbing, and it really does work!

By the way, this "Miracle Mix" also works wonderfully for those burnt on stains and yuck that gets on casserole dishes and cookie sheets!   No more scrubbing furiously with SOS pads!   =D

Thanks so much for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful day!