Vintage Kleenoff Jelly ad via alsis35 on Flickr.
Do you know that there is a way to clean your stove without any chemicals? I learned a trade secret form a trendy housecleaning service that kept this little nifty trick “under wraps.”
She told me the following story. They had been hired to clean an upscale kitchen. The owner was dismayed because she could never get the unsightly burned on black spots off her stove that inevitably happen to all of us when cooking. Try as she may, even with certain chemical cleaners, nothing did the trick. However, this cleaning company got these ugly back spots off with one simple device–a glass scraper! All you have to do is get one (or a razor if you can be careful) and you can just flick the spot off in one simple move! It won’t scratch or harm the surface of the stove.
Well, there was one pleased and shocked customer who could not believe her eyes and begged for the secret, which, of course, was kept hidden from her. It also really works well for any hard to remove spots both inside and out of the stove. No more “black freckled” stove tops or hard to remove black gook inside! I try to never be without one and, for me, is the only way to clean a stove.
We also use a little baking soda for keeping the stove top clean. Works great, too !
Good bye, chemical stove cleaners– hello, glass scraper!