Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cleaning the gunk under the stovetop burners with ease
Over the last year I’ve been making a conscious effort to reduce the number of products in my house. It started when I realized that I had cleaning products in several different cabinets around the house. Some I liked, some I didn’t. The ones I didn’t were just sitting there, as I reached around them and moved them from place to place. Once day I thought, why? So I committed to using up the products one by one and decided on my favorites to keep around for good. I also added a couple homemade multi-taskers like a granite cleaner and laundry soap (which isn’t just good for laundry). My cupboards were cleaner and things were good. But then, something came up and I was in the need of a good degreaser. Actually, it was my husband that wanted it for a tough job. I tried giving him some Dawn dish detergent (which is on my love list), but he needed more. So while at Meijer I spotted some Zep Fast 505. Could 505 be better than 409? Who knows, but I thought maybe this would help my husband, so I picked it up. I think it was about $4.
I left it on the kitchen counter for when he came home, and while I was cleaning up the kitchen I looked from the bottle (degreaser) to the stove (greasy). As a matter of fact, more greasy than normal from a few good cooking sessions followed by some less than enthusiast clean-ups plus under the gas burners there was a build-up of burned gunk that has been building up over time (hey it’s under the burner, who looks there?). I have a stainless steel stove that I usually only use Weiman’s Stainless cleaner on, one of the winner’s that made it through. I decided to give it a try and see how it worked. Below are some pictures of before I cleaned.
All I did was lightly spray the cleaner on and waited for a few minutes (2-3) and wiped off with a dry paper towel. I sprayed it on the stove top as well as the cast iron burner covers. I was amazed and delighted with the results! Some of the spots required a second spray, but there really was no scrubbing, which is a no-no on stainless steel. Everything came off so easily. Here are the after pictures. I did have to use my Weiman cleaner after I wiped off the stove since it was a bit cloudy and streaky.
Looks almost brand new doesn’t it? I think I have a new product to add in to the “it" list. I do prefer to use natural products when I can, but there are times when you need that extra strength. I am very pleased with the ease of removing the gunk with any scrubbing or scratching of my stovetop!
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