Crock pot season is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited. We love nothing more but creating a big warm pot of chili and inviting our family and friends over to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Unfortunately, fall also happens to be the messiest time of year for our kitchens – leaving our stovetops looking like a war zone after indulging in soups and dips every weekend. Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to get your stovetop looking good as new with just a few insider tips:

For those with a porcelain-coated stovetop or grates:

It’s important to clean up spills containing acids (such as vinegar or tomato) as soon as possible so they don’t affect the finish of your appliances. Use a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing page and cooktop cleaner. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser saves the day! You could also consider sending your grates through the dishwasher on the most powerful cycle, after giving them a good soak in the sink first. Pro tip: never put your caps in the dishwasher or back on the burners while they are wet. This will make it extremely difficult to ignite your burners next time.  

For those with a ceramic, glass top or electric stove:

 

Be weary of sugary spills (candy & syrup) and use a cooktop scraper or razor blade to clean them off. Consider cleaning your stovetop while it’s still warm, wearing oven mitts if needed. Use cooktop polishing cream or good old fashioned soap & water if you’re willing to scrub. If you’ve got overboiling residue, use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to eliminate the evidence.

For those with cast-iron grates: 

Remove the grates and place them on a flat surface near your sink. Don’t immerse them in water! Combine baking soda & water to scrub clean. Towel dry only. In a worst case scenario: spot clean with fume-free Easy Off.

 

Do you have additional questions about cleaning your stovetop (or other kitchen appliances?). Give us a call or come visit one of our showrooms. We’d love to have you visit and help with your next appliance decision. See you soon!