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Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Stained Coffee Pot or Cup

How many of you have a coffeepot with a glass carafe which is stained with coffee and you cannot get it clean?

  1. Put in 1 Tbsp of baking soda
  2. Add enough water to make a paste
  3. Use one of those plastic sponges used to scrub Teflon pans
  4. VOILA. The stain comes right off

Do the same thing for your stained coffee mugs
[John Rudy 4.14.2020]

Cleaning a Stove Top

What You Need

  • A couple of towels
  • Baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda, 1 part water)
  • Spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  1. Make baking soda paste.
    Mix three parts baking soda with one part water. To clean your stove, you probably need only one to two cups, depending on the size of your stove top. In this case, simply add water and mix it with the baking soda until you’ve got a thick paste.
    Baking soda by itself works well too, but the paste will stick better to the surface of your stainless steel stove top, allowing it to break down tough stains more effectively.
  2. Apply baking soda paste to your stove top.
    Use a wall paintbrush from Amazon to apply the paste to your stove top. Leave the holes in your stove top where gas escapes uncovered to ensure that you keep the inside of your stove in good condition during the cleaning process.
  3. Wait about two hours.
    The baking soda needs some time to set before you can continue with the cleaning process.
  4. Spray vinegar onto your stove top.
    This will cause a sizzling reaction and the tough grease and dirt on your stove top will continue to break down. Spray your entire stove top and let the baking soda and vinegar react.
  5. Wipe your stove top clean.
    After your baking soda paste and vinegar mixture has done its job, cleaning your stove should be as easy as wiping it off with a towel. If your stains won’t break down, you can simply repeat this process.
  6. Dry off your stove top with a clean towel.

Clean Grease Off a Stove Top

What You Need

  • Bottle of hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge or scrub brush
  • A couple of kitchen towels
  1. Make hydrogen peroxide and baking soda paste.
    Use three parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide to make this paste. You can also just eyeball this; pour some baking soda into a bowl and then pour in the hydrogen peroxide and mix. When making this mixture, aim for a thick paste that you can spread over your stove top.
  2. Apply the paste to your sponge or brush and scrub it.
    However, you can also sprinkle baking soda onto your stove, let it sit for one to two hours, and then pour the hydrogen peroxide on the baking soda to break down the grease.
  3. Dip a dry towel in some vinegar and wipe the stove.
    Once the hydrogen peroxide has done its job, you want to make sure that all of the excess baking soda is cleaned from your stove. Vinegar will leave your stove clean and shiny.
cleaning_tips.txt · Last modified: 2022.03.08 10:56 by Steve Isenberg