The stovetop and oven are two of the nastiest jobs to tackle. The outside of the stove isn’t so bad: an all purpose cleaner or a bit of baking soda on a moistened rag or sponge works just fine. Clean drip trays by filling your sink about one-quarter full with water. Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the water and let the drip trays soak at least an hour. The mess should wipe off easily.
Citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges are nature’s own degreasing superheroes, so just grab a lemon or two from the fridge and work through the grease with ease. The two you’ll want to try is lemon juice, either fresh or bottled will work, and some baking soda. They work well together because the lemon juice cuts through grease naturally, while the baking soda adds the scouring action. Sprinkle a little baking soda on tough spots and then drizzle on some lemon juice. Let it sit for a few minutes- the baking soda and lemon juice will fizz up a bit and then use either a sponge or the cut lemon itself to scour away the grease. Wipe clean with a cloth or paper towel. The stove will also smell nice and fresh now!
Cleaning the inside of the oven is the trickiest part. A strong white vinegar water mixture, half white vinegar and half water, with a squirt of natural dishwashing liquid does the trick. Spray liberally inside the oven, close the oven door and let sit for an hour or two. Then get to cleaning with a moistened scrubby sponge.
Prevent nasty oven stains by cleaning spills quickly, not letting them dry into nasty masses of burned food. Just a little baking soda or soap and water and a scrubby sponge can clean up fresh stains inside the oven. Dial-A-Maid has been cleaning stove’s and oven’s for over 44 years. Just give us a call!