But he's really messy. Which leads me to my next TNO Tip.
One of the main scary areas after a few meals have been completed is our cooktop. For whatever reason, our electric cooktop gets the brunt of the mess and looks a little sorry after a culinary masterpiece is created.
|This is on a good day. I was too embarrassed to show it on a bad day!|
Yep, that's right. Just plain old baking soda. (I swear I use baking soda & vinegar for 90% of the cleaning in my house!)
Here are my really simple steps to clean my cooktop:
1. Sprinkle the entire cooktop with baking soda.
2. Get a towel or two and saturate them in really warm water. Wring out just a tad. (Be careful the water isn't so hot you burn yourself, please!) Lay the hot towels over the baking soda on the cooktop.
3. Wait 15-30 minutes. I often forget and come back an hour later. Don't worry, it will still be sitting there waiting for you. :)
4. Use towels to wipe up the baking soda. If you have really set in messes, it may take a teeny bit of rubbing and scrubbing, but nothing like trying to clean it with other products. Also, I often will take a wet rag over the cooktop after the baking soda is gone just to get any remaining baking soda I missed. Otherwise, you'll end up with a streaky cooktop, which also isn't super pretty.
And that's it, you're done!
How do you usually clean your stove or cooktop?