How to Easily Clean the Worst Stovetop

I dread cleaning my stovetop more than any job in the house. Here's the easiest way I've come up with how to deal with this awful job.

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Gather supplies: salt, baking soda, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol.

Gather supplies: salt, baking soda, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol.

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First wipe off with wet paper towel the crumbs and anything else that comes off easily.

First wipe off with wet paper towel the crumbs and anything else that comes off easily.

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Sprinkle on baking soda to soak up grease.

Sprinkle on baking soda to soak up grease.

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Grab a soft scrubber...

Grab a soft scrubber...

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...and start to wiping.

...and start to wiping.

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Wipe up all the grease.

Wipe up all the grease.

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As you can see the corner was just grease and wipes clean.

As you can see the corner was just grease and wipes clean.

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See?

See?

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Finish wiping up all the baking soda.

Finish wiping up all the baking soda.

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Now, sprinkle on salt...(this will finish absorbing and help the scrubbing)...

Now, sprinkle on salt...(this will finish absorbing and help the scrubbing)...

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Now just scrub the salt in the spot.

Now just scrub the salt in the spot.

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See the clear spot where it came off?

See the clear spot where it came off?

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Just a little elbow grease...

Just a little elbow grease...

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See? The salt scrubs it right off.

See? The salt scrubs it right off.

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You may have spots like this that won't scrub off easily.

You may have spots like this that won't scrub off easily.

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Make a paste of 1 part baking soda...

Make a paste of 1 part baking soda...

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...3 parts salt..

...3 parts salt..

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...and 1 part vinegar.

...and 1 part vinegar.

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Mix well into paste.

Mix well into paste.

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Like this.

Like this.

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Spoon paste over spot.

Spoon paste over spot.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Allow to sit for at least an hour to overnight.

Allow to sit for at least an hour to overnight.

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Then start to scrubbing.

Then start to scrubbing.

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Some comes off clean...

Some comes off clean...

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...and some don't.

...and some don't.

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Then take out a wooden spoon...(to prevent scratching)...and start scraping...

Then take out a wooden spoon...(to prevent scratching)...and start scraping...

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..and scraping.

..and scraping.

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Go back over with the paste...

Go back over with the paste...

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...till gone!

...till gone!

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Now grab the rubbing alcohol...(this clears the cleaning products and will evaporate for a cleaner look, this is flammable so use with caution!)...

Now grab the rubbing alcohol...(this clears the cleaning products and will evaporate for a cleaner look, this is flammable so use with caution!)...

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...pour onto paper towel.

...pour onto paper towel.

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Wipe the stove well.

Wipe the stove well.

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Wipe entire top except the burners.

Wipe entire top except the burners.

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See how the alcohol evaporates? Don't use the stove till it's all dry.

See how the alcohol evaporates? Don't use the stove till it's all dry.

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Now, let's work on the stainless steel. Use that paper towel with alcohol. See that greasy spot?

Now, let's work on the stainless steel. Use that paper towel with alcohol. See that greasy spot?

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Wipes clean.

Wipes clean.

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Take knobs off..Ewww!

Take knobs off..Ewww!

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..wipes clean!

..wipes clean!

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How about this?

How about this?

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....

....

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Yep there too. Clean!

Yep there too. Clean!

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So easy.

So easy.

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Don't forget the exhaust cover!

Don't forget the exhaust cover!

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Yucky!

Yucky!

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There. ...  Right there is a pretty sight. Enjoy!

There. ... Right there is a pretty sight. Enjoy!

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