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Cleaning surfaces that have grease build up and gunk can be a taunting task.  I have always been good about cleaning my stove top after I use it,  so it does not build up.  The past few weeks I have not felt well, so you can see the terrible mess I had to clean up. My husband bought this stove for his mom ten years ago and it is difficult to clean.  I would have never chosen this stove.  Manufacturers are designing much more efficient appliances that are easier to keep clean.  Don't you just love those flat top stoves?  I have discovered a great way to clean messes like this without using harsh chemicals.  Let's get started. 
 
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Step 1: Products To Consider

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Grease build up can be cleaned using an oil base cleaner or concentrated liquid dish soap and baking soda.  I have great success using Murphy's Oil Soap, Concentrated liquid dish washing soap, or Lemon Oil to remove the grease, so one can begin to clean the food from the surface.  I have had great success using an all purpose cleaner and Baking Soda for the food particles.  

Step 2: Supplies

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Several bar towels.
Paper towels.
Sponge Scrubber.
Scrub brush with a long handle.
Rubber Gloves.
 

Depending on the surface, you may need stronger cleaners and scrubbers. I do not like to use paper towels but in some cases paper towels are the only way to go especially with very dirty surfaces.  I also do not like to use oven cleaners, but at times you do need a very strong cleaner. It helps a lot to clean up after each use.  
tommsgirl2 days ago
Hi. Any idea how to clean built up grease on a window screen? I keep a fan in the kitchen window, blowing out so my whole place doesn't smell of cooking. I was thinking easy off. Not sure tho. Any ideas?
sunshiine (author)  tommsgirl2 days ago
I don't think I would use oven cleaner. It could melt the screen if it is plastic mesh or if it is metal it could discolor it. I am fairly sure you could use cooking oil, lemon oil, or Palmolive Oxy power decreaser. I have never tried this method but if I had a greasy window screen this is what I would try, but can't say it would not damage the screen or if it works but with my experience I would take the risk and be surprised if it failed. You never know through. Please let me know if you try it.

I would spread a generous amount of oil over the screen on both sides and let it set for a while, then I would rinse it thoroughly, then clean it with a very good cleanser or degreaser. If it does not have any wood around it, and if it would fit in a dishwasher I would run it through the pots and pans cycle if you have one.
I hope this helps, and thanks so much for asking and do have a splendorous day!
Sunshiine
mnlpedersen9 months ago

Any tips on preventing grease splatter and buildup on the oven ceiling. Any thoughts on making an aluminum foil cage?

sunshiine (author)  mnlpedersen9 months ago

Oh wouldn't it be great to not have to clean that! Sorry I have not created a way yet but maybe someday! Someone should design an oven ceiling plate that is re-movable. Thanks for commenting and do have a splendorous day!

sunshiine

bajablue2 years ago
My stovetop is calling your name! ;-D
sunshiine (author)  bajablue2 years ago
If I lived nextdoor I would be hearing my name called and your stove top would be smiling!
Sunshiine
pecospearl2 years ago
As always a good instructable with lots of new ideas for me to try out.
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Thanks dear sis for your support! Have a sunshiiny day!
Sunshiine
canucksgirl2 years ago
Great suggestions sunshiine. I like the lemon oil. Actually using just lemon juice works really well as a degreaser. And if you save your lemon halves (after juicing them), and use them with some baking soda, you can pretty much eliminate the paper towels on the really gross stuff. ;)

oh btw, I saw your note about the sink. I look forward to the next one! ;)
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Thanks canucksgirl! I will have to remember that about lemons and give it a try. I am always experimenting.