When we first moved into our home I thought how neat it was to have a ceramic stovetop. It made me feel quite fancy. But then, gunk started caking on, and little burn spots where I had spilt the dinner I cooked or where I had let the pasta water over boil and spill. My stove top was ruined, waahh! Or so I thought. I’ve heard of people using razors to clean their ceramic stove tops, but that makes me nervous. More power to you if that’s what works for you. I’ve also tried natural methods, I.e, vinegar and water (because vinegar and water cleans just about everything).
BARKEEPERS FRIENDS! This stuff is seriously amazing! And it’s not just for ceramic stove tops, you can use it to clean stainless steel, you can use it in the bathroom. So many possibilities. The first time I used it I was blown away at its sparkly power. I’m still blown away every time I clean. It’s pretty hilarious that I get excited to clean my stove top. I really try hard to be as natural as possible when it comes to my families lifestyle, but sometimes I cannot find an awesome alternative. So forgive me, my natural friends!
Old towel or medium sized rag
Gloves (optional, but highly recommended)
Make sure you are in a well ventilated area and keep kiddos away. There is no smell or anything strange, but it’s a very powdery substance so you want to be sure that little ones aren’t around to breathe it in. I’m super caution, ha. The first thing you’re gonna need to do is wipe down all the gunk that is caked on your stovetop. You might need to get a little elbow grease in there depending on how much is on your stove top.
- Prep your stovetop by sprinkling some water all over.
- Next, lightly add Barkeepers on all the wet spots of your stovetop.
- Finally, sprinkle MORE water on stovetop.
It seems a bit redundant since you’ve already added water in the beginning, but the reason for this, is so that you don’t have your powder particles floating away in the wind while you’re cleaning. You certainly don’t want to breathe that in! This way your floaty powder particles are now a mushy pasty substance that you can’t accidentally breathe in.I set a timer for 10 minutes (you may need to keep it on longer depending on how dirty your stovetop may be) and then came back with my sponge and gave it a good scrub down, you’ll be able to feel the rough spots where your stovetop may have gotten dinged up from all your cooking, keep scrubbing until all is smooth and looks clean.
lastly, you’re going to want to get an old towel or medium sized rag and wipe dry all of that powdery paste. You can end it here. BUT, I highly recommend to wet your sponge, wipe down your stovetop AGAIN and then dry clean. Yes, again. I do this process every 2 weeks to keep my stove top sparkly clean, well, as clean as possible. Hehe!