Wednesday, January 2, 2013

That Damn Stove Top

This post isn't riveting...but it is helpful.  

I, like many others, have this irritating glass stove top that makes me want to PULL MY HAIR OUT on a weekly basis.  They are impossible to keep clean and once spillage has occurred and burned to a crisp it takes a near miracle to get the burn stain off.

Last weekend, while visiting Ciara and Ryan, Ryan turns to us and says, "How the hell can we get this off?"  Ciara and I, in unison, looked straight into each others eyes-twin sister style-and had the very same thought.  Then we said, simultaneously, and in harmony, "Pinteressssssst!"

I pinned this from someone else and I want to give credit to her.  This comes from Jayna at Behind the Studio. will need to start with a glass stove top that has some pretty annoying burn stains on it!  
(That kind of goes without saying, right?)

Large Bowl
Hot Water
Dish Soap
Baking Soda
Soak towels in hot, soapy water.  While waiting for them to soak sprinkle stove top with baking soda.

Wring out water from the towels...not completely...just don't leave them sopping wet.

Place towel over baking soda and allow them to sit for 15 minutes.
Once 15 minutes have passed start scrubbing (what has now turned into) the paste and really dig into the spots with the deepest stains.  It takes some serious elbow grease...but it WILL come off.  The original directions called for gloves as the baking soda paste can be tough on your hands.  I used gloves, but as you can see...tough gal, Ciara did not...and her hands were no worse for the wear.

And VOILA!  Shiny cooktop!

And though our praise was limited....we know Ryan was pleased!  I believe his comment was something to the effect of, "All that time on Pinterest is starting to pay off around here."  Then he giggled to himself.

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