How to Clean Your Stove Top: Goodbye, Grease and Grime

Let’s face it, when we cook, we turn our stovetop into a battlefield full of oil and sauce splatters that tend, then, to encrust. If the stovetop is easy and straightforward to degrease, however, the stove burners and cookware need more care when cleaning! Therefore, today we will see together how to descale stained kitchen stoves by putting them in a pot and using only these natural remedies!


A very effective first remedy is to use vinegar, known for its cleaning, degreasing and descaling properties. Then, in a pot containing very hot water, pour 1 cup of vinegar and then soak fires and saucers. After that, let it sit for at least 2 hours with the lid on so that the heat does not dissipate. Finally, when the mixture has cooled, take out the fires and degrease them with a sponge soaked in vinegar to remove any other stains-your fires will be as clean as ever!

Citric acid

As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use citric acid, which can also degrease and polish your stove top! So, dissolve 1/3 lb. of citric acid in a pot containing 1 quart of hot water, after which soak the stoves and saucers. Let it soak for about 2 hours, then finally rinse and scrub with a sponge to remove any remaining stains: your stoves and saucers will be as shiny as ever!


After vinegar and citric acid, how could lemon be missing from the roll call? This citrus fruit, in fact, is a godsend in eco-friendly household cleaning. We remind you, in fact, that it is also used to degrease kitchen tiles! Pour, then, the juice and peels of a lemon into a pot and add very hot water to half of it. After that, add the fires and saucers and leave for at least 3 hours. Finally, rinse them under running water and dry them thoroughly.


But the pantry ingredients that can come to your rescue do not end there! Salt, in fact, is also capable of removing stains. As if that were not enough, it is also used to absorb excess grease in hood filters! All you need to do is to dissolve 1 cup of salt in a saucepan with hot water, turn off the heat and add, then, the fires and saucers into the resulting mixture. At this point, cover with the lid and leave it for several hours. Finally, remove the elements without scalding, rinse thoroughly, dry and goodbye fouling!

Yellow soap

Finally, let’s look at one last ingredient that can clean saucers and fires: yellow soap. Its degreasing properties are truly a godsend. We remind you, in fact, that it is also capable of degreasing glass and mirrors!

Start, then, by rubbing a ball of soap on a sponge and pass it, then, over the saucers and fires degreasing thoroughly. At this point, place the items in the pot with hot water and let them soak for a few hours. Finally, rinse thoroughly to remove stains and soap residue and you’re done!

In case of stubborn stains

If the remedies seen so far have not removed all the fouling from your fires, then try combining together two ingredients known for their degreasing, cleaning and descaling properties: baking soda and yellow soap. Therefore, equip yourself with:

  • half a loaf of yellow soap
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • And water.

Then add the soap to a non-stick saucepan with about 2 tablespoons of water and let it heat over a low flame so as not to alter the soap’s composition. Once it has melted completely and you have obtained a liquid mixture, add, then little by little the baking soda and mix until you obtain a homogeneous cream with a fairly thick consistency. At this point, apply the cream to a sponge, rub vigorously on the fires, rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly: you will notice that all the stains and black will go away in no time!


Try the remedies mentioned earlier in non-visible corners to make sure you don’t stain or damage them.

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