6/7/13

Toxic Free Stove Top Cleaner for Pennies!


I have been doing a lot of cooking lately. It stands to reason then, that my stovetop is a mess! I wanted to share today a simple, cheap cleaning method. The popular stove top cleaners are expensive, running anywhere from $4 to $10 a bottle. This particular one does not have any list of ingredients, but does warn that it is an eye irritant. I don't really want to take my chances with it. So am going to go with a more natural route that shines my stovetop for pennies. Smells good too!

1. Make a delightful mess in the kitchen.


2. Spinkle the Baking soda on the stove top. Drop 5-6 drops of  lemon essential oil (orange will work too).



3. Using a damp rag (I use terrycloth), wash that grease right off of your stove. Stop for a moment and take in the fragrance. Get close if you want. It won't singe your insides. Lemon is also a mood enhancer, so you should feel better after cleaning the stove. Of course, a clean stove always makes me feel better.


 The baking soda will collect all the filth and you can just sweep it into the garbage can. For really stuck on stuff, a strait edge razor blade is great at scraping it off.


4. Rinse well with water. And as with any household chore, do it all over again tomorrow!


Lemon Essential oil is a natural degreaser and smells great. I used 5 drops which costs about $.30, add the cost of the baking soda which is just pennies and you get an inexpensive, non toxic clean that is uplifting!

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19 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing the tip! And for linking up with us this week at One Sharendipity Pl.

    Sue @ thet2women.com

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  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for this Janine! Just hopped over from Titus Tuesdays and this is a great tip. My stove never seems to be fully cleaned so i'll definitely be testing this out!

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  4. Cool to hear that lemon essential oil is a degreaser too. Like you said, they are so versatile!

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  5. What a great tip! I often use essential oils to clean but never thought to try lemon. Roechelle @ http://www.hugatreewithme.com

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  6. I had seen and tried a similar method (minus the lemon oil) and it didn't work that well on my stove. I will have to add that in since it is a natural degreaser. Thanks for the tip! Stopping in from Raising Homemakers.

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    1. I have found that a razor blade works really well for tough to scrub off stuff. But I have great success with lemon and baking soda. Hope it works better for you.

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  7. I asked my husband to clean the oven while he was on home on spring break (he works at a high school). We haven't cleaned it in 4 years (aka ever). So, he looked up a non toxic way to do it...baking soda! It looked awesome. It got out the years with of caked on cheese and vegetables and meat (gag). Baking soda and some elbow grease and it looked brand new! It is so cheap and versatile- I use it with a little vinegar to clean my stove top and counters as well.
    Stopping in from Mostly Homemade Mondays!

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    1. You are not alone my dear. That is about how often mine gets clean. It is on the schedule for this week. I will use baking soda inside as well. Thanks for the tip!

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  8. This is super helpful! Love the smell of cleaning with orange and lemon oil!!!

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  9. Fantastic idea! I love using natural cleaning products. Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://marysheirloomseeds.com/heirloom-seeds.html

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  10. Aren't essential oils awesome?! So many great uses...thanks for sharing this one!

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  11. Great cleaning tip! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/06/eco-kids-tuesday_18.html

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  12. This is great! I don't like using that icky stove cleaner so I am really excited to try this.
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

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  13. Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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  14. I am a mess in the kitchen too! Wow, that cleaned it great! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  15. WOW just what I was looking for a perfect and better Stove Top Cleaner. I like the smell of cleaning with orange and lemon. My web-page : gas fireplacewood

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