The Best Way to Clean A Glass Stovetop
Do you have a glass stovetop but struggle to get it nice and clean? You have probably tried out all of the chemical cleaners and some of the cleaning tips out there, but maybe they didn't work as well as you'd hoped, or you don't want to use chemicals in your home anymore. These cleaning tips from Jillee of One Good Thing By Jillee show us how to clean a glass stovetop using all natural cleaners. The great thing is, she also makes it really easy to do so. Even though she's never owned an oven with a glass stovetop before, she has one in her work studio. As with many of her cleaning tips, she tried a bunch of different cleaning tips and natural cleaners she found one method that did the trick. It involves using natural cleaners like white vinegar, baking soda, dish soap and an electric stovetop cleaner. She also uses the power of steam to help lift some of the stains, but she does it in a way so that you don't have to turn on your stovetop which can get pretty hot and lead to getting painful burns.
While using white vinegar and baking soda as cleaners is nothing new, people are certainly using them more now than in the 80s or 90s. In these decades commercial cleaners seemed to be preferred by most people. There were so many new products coming out that all promised similar outcomes while making cleaning easy and less time-consuming. The only problem people had with these products was that they were full of chemicals which caused harm to themselves, their families and the environment. So in the early 2000s, people started going back to all natural cleaners, and a few started to become available in major realtors. These days, it seems like there are more natural cleaners out on the market than ever, and people are beginning to have less of an interest in the chemical laden ones. There are those who have some memories and nostalgia attached to old familiar cleaners with certain scents and results. But it's worth trying out the natural homemade cleaners to save you, your family and the environment from toxin overload. Two of the most powerful natural cleaners are white vinegar and baking soda which are widely available at grocery stores and even dollar stores for less money. You can get a big box of baking soda and a big bottle of vinegar for around $10, and that will last you for months.
To make an all-purpose cleaner, just mix equal parts of vinegar with water, preferably distilled water, and then add in some of your favourite essential oils or a cleaning blend you like. Eden's Garden has some amazing essential oils, and they are some of the highest in quality for very affordable prices. Just be sure not to use imitation scents which can be harmful to you because they are made with chemicals rather than the real plant oils. Put the vinegar and water mixture in a spray bottle and add about 10-15 drops of the essential oil and a few squirts of dish soap and you have a great all-purpose natural cleaner you can use pretty much anywhere. If you need a good tile cleaner or a toilet cleaner mix half and half dish soap with vinegar and put it in a squirt bottle like an empty dish soap bottle instead of a spray bottle because it will probably be too thick to spray out the nozzle. Make sure you go over to Jillee's website to check out the full cleaning tutorial and try it out on your own.***
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