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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Uncommonly Clean Series - Day Two

Back for another day!

Still cleaning in the kitchen this morning...
Here are a couple of helpful hints to give special attention to the places you often make the most mess while cooking!

cleaning a glass cook top

I really enjoy my glass top stove. But dude, it gets gross. Wiping it down every night is supposed to be a normal part of our routine, but it seems like there are always some cooked on stains that just refuse to budge. It might also help if I would quit boiling everything over!

Try this to get your glass top shiny again:

Sprinkle baking soda all over the problem areas.

In a small bowl mix hot water with a little bit of dish detergent. Soak a rag in the soapy water.

After ringing out the rag, lay it over the baking soda covered areas and leave for 15 minutes.

After the time is up, swirl the rag around in the baking soda paste to give it a little scrub.

Dry up the surface and wipe clean with Windex! 

{via Behind the Studio}

If your cook top is especially yucky, you might have to repeat these steps a second time to remove all of the residue.

cleaning residue off your cookware

Do your cookie sheets develop a baked-on brown funk after awhile? What if you make a horrible burnt  in a pan while cooking?
Well, here's your solution!

Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with enough hydrogen peroxide to create a good paste. Rub the mixture on the cookie sheet with your hands or a sponge. Give them a good scrub and watch the grim come off!
I cleaned mine a couple of weeks ago and they are still looking great! Check out these results using the same method:

 {via One Good Thing}

 {via Apartment Therapy}

Awesome right? Now we don't have to cringe at the sight of our beaten up cookware!

1 comment:

  1. thanks! I'll have to try that on my cooktop. Now if only it would stop getting dirty so quickly... grrr!