Learn how to clean a stove top with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda; even the cooked on gunk comes off with a little scrubbing!
I’ve been on a major cleaning binge lately (check out how to clean inside your stove and how to clean stove top grates), so I finally decided to tackle the stove top. We try to keep the stove top clean by wiping it down after we’re done cooking, but sometimes stuff just gets baked on and it won’t come off! I tried cleaning the stove top when we first moved in, but there was some baked on gunk that just wouldn’t budge no matter how long I let it soak or how hard I scrubbed.
But this time I tried a new trick, and the baked on gunk came right off! (I still had to let it soak, and scrub at it; this cleaning trick is pretty amazing, but it isn’t straight up magic!) So if you need to clean your stove top, try this; it worked for me!
I’m so thrilled with how clean it got; the stove top is pure white again! And all it took was two ingredients I already had in the house, plus a bit of scrubbing!
How To Clean A Stove Top
- 15 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 15 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 30 minutes (total project time)
Here’s what you need for this stove top cleaning trick:
Our stove top was really dirty before I cleaned it!
I wiped down the entire thing with soap and water and scrubbed at the stubborn spots, but there was still a bunch of gunk that had been baked on around the burners that just wouldn’t come off.
But don’t worry, that stuff comes off! To make your cleaning mixture, pour about a half cup of baking soda into a small bowl, then slowly add hydrogen peroxide, mixing until it forms a slightly runny paste.
Pour some of the paste out onto the stubborn spots on the stove, grab a Viva® Vantage® towel, and start scrubbing! The Viva® Vantage® towels have a scrubby texture, kinda like terry cloth, so they work great for scrubbing the stove top. Plus they’re strong and durable, like cloth, so they don’t disintegrate when they get wet, which makes them great for cleaning!
The gunk and stains should start to come up right away as you scrub!
If you have some super stubborn stains, pour a little more of the paste mixture onto the spot and let it sit for about ten minutes. Then come back and try scrubbing again! In some spots we had to leave it soak a few times, and REALLY scrub at the stains, but eventually the combination of soaking and scrubbing worked, and our stove top came completely clean!
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Disclosure: I received compensation from Viva and Clever Girls Collective in exchange for my participation in this campaign, and my honest discussion of their products. But the Viva towels are really awesome and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂