DIY Glass Stovetop Cleaner ~ A do it yourself, eco-friendly alternative to the commercial brands to clean the guck off of your glass stovetop.
I’m such a messy cook that by the time dinner is over, my stove looks like I’d cooked for an army – rings, spills, gunk caked on. And no matter how hard I scrub with my “special stove cleaning sponge”, I can’t get rid of the baked on gunk. I’ve been using a commercial brand of glass stovetop cleaner, but was finding that 1) it wasn’t working that well, 2) it was expensive and 3) it was full of chemicals.
With a little Pinterest searching, I came up with this combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to use as a natural alternative. To make the DIY glass stovetop cleaner, you will need:
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
Mix the two together to form a paste. You may need to adjust your quantities to get it to the consistency you would like. I found that it starts out quite liquid, but firms up as you are using it on the stovetop.
Apply the paste to the top of the stove and use a sponge to scrub away the grime. I like to use the Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge because they have a soft sponge side and a durable scrubby side that won’t scratch your surface. For really stubborn, baked on grime, use a small glass scraper like this one:
Now rinse the paste off thoroughly. You may find that you need to do this a couple of times. I like to finish it by polishing with a paper towel.
This DIY glass stovetop cleaner can also be used for:
- grimy mirrors
- garden tools
- cleaning out the inside of teapots
- stained coffee mugs
The simplicity of using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide is so much better for our environment that the commercial brands. I’m trying to stay as eco-friendly as possible by using homemade solutions in my home and in my garden.
And with the weather turning a bit nicer, my thoughts are moving to spring cleaning and getting all those tasks done before the gardening season hits. Here’s a couple of other ways you can get started on your spring cleaning:
and to keep your sink sparkling clean:
Do you use natural cleaning products in your home? What secrets can you share?