I have encountered something that I feel I should share with the world.
Let me tell you a story that involves a stainless steel oven.
Thanks giving 2015 – I never spend holidays alone for I am a family man. But, for some reason this year, I felt I needed some time to myself.After not eating all day, I decided to grab something fast out of my fridge to satisfy my hungry.
Yet, before I could leave the kitchen, I noticed the stove had some unusual marks on the oven door. Saying to myself, “I’ll clean it later.” I left to go enjoy the rest of my show, HGTV’s: House Hunter’s Renovation.Throughout the night, my dogs would bark randomly, freakishly might I add. Me being the “tough” guy I am, I went down stairs to find that they were barking at my stove?
Let me tell you why you should ALWAYS have a clean stove. I found myself standing on top of my island, with only one sandal, (while the other laid on the floor), wishing I were elsewhere. Those strange markings? Apparently, the mice were family men too, and they all liked to play around my stove.
Keep our ovens clean!
I never realized how important it was to really cleanse these appliances, daily that is. I took my time, and used many different methods to test which one was most effective.
I will now give you my 3 most efficient ways to cleaning these appliances, without having to make a run to the nearest hardware store.
Baking soda – For this method, you’ll need a sponge, some water, and of course the baking soda. Take about 2-3 tablespoons, and mix it a good amount of water. For measure, I would say 4 cups would be fine. Use your sponge to add the water to the selected appliance, and after about 10-20 minutes, wash the chemicals with clean water.
Vinegar – My least favorite, simply because I can’t withstand the smell. Also, this can cause discoloration, and could cause you to have meltdown. Using a thin layer, or coat on your appliance can help maintain a healthy amount of solution. Aside from that, soaking a microfiber cloth, or a sponge into this substance will help break down the grime you’ll find on your appliance.
Olive oil – Assuming your appliance isn’t in need of that much help, you can use olive oil to polish
the clean surface. Note, it works best when the surface has already been cleaned.
Dip a microfiber cloth into a small amount of olive oil, and rub it along the grain of your appliance. You will be able to see where you are streaking, therefore whip in a continuous direction to avoid streaks.
I hope that these simple products can bring your stainless steel appliances back to life. Using these natural products brings you a better solution to a problem that’ll always exist.
As for me, well, let’s just say I don’t eat alone now. Thanks for reading!