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#1 of 6 Old 12-04-2005, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm almost embarrassed to post this and admit how inept I am at housekeeping. We just moved into a new house and have black appliances. My stovetop always looks awful! There are always streaks no matter what I do. I've used vinegar, vinegar with orange EO, plain water, club soda even and it still has streaks. The only time I was able to get it streak free is to use paper towels and lots of vinegar. I don't want to be that wasteful just to get a clean looking stove, nor can I afford to purchase spendy cleaners. Any advice?
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Baking Soda and some diluted Dr. Bronners. Also Sun and Earth multipurpose spray. I have black appliances and these both work very well.


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Whenever I clean black aplliances I get as much of the cleaner up and then use a dry rag to buff and get the rest of the cleaner up, works every time.

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I do not have BLACK appliances. But have you tried microfiber cloths? You could buff with them after cleaning. They work well for mirrors so I bet that they would also work for appliances.
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I want to second the microfiber cloth recommendation. I specifically bought microfiber cloths for my black appliances and for mirrors. I now use them for cleaning pretty much everything! They get every little speck of dust, hair, etc up without chemicals and help get rid of streaks. They are AWESOME!

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We have black appliances and what I find works best for us is Bon Ami, a Scotchbrite sponge and a buffing cloth.

1) Wet sponge
2) Sprinkle Bon Ami either directly on stove top or on damp sponge
3) Work in Bon Ami with the green side of sponge (it doesn't scratch) and allow to dry
4) Buff off dried Bon Ami with soft cloth, microfiber or just a plain lint free cotton towel. Both work great.

You won't get it it any cleaner than that!

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