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SeekingJoy's Avatar SeekingJoy 11:17 PM 05-22-2009
I make most of my cleaners, but am not sure how to best clean my new ceramic cooktop stove. Any recommendations for a homemade solution that won't damage it? Or, if not homemade an affordable commercial green cleaner?

jessjgh1's Avatar jessjgh1 11:30 PM 05-22-2009
I've let some vinegar and baking soda sit on mine (soaked the bs so it was a gooey consistency) for a while and come back and wiped away... which worked really well.

Love to hear other ideas!
flapjack's Avatar flapjack 05:15 AM 05-23-2009
Mix a cup of baking soda with the juice of half a lemon and a teeny bit of vinegar, until it goes to a paste, then scrub that on and off. The lemon you juiced is good for scrubbing with, as well.
SeekingJoy's Avatar SeekingJoy 09:21 AM 05-23-2009
The bs mixtures sound good for deep cleaning scrubbing, but what about for just the between meal wipe downs. Can I use my all purpose spray of vinegar, water and Dr. B's?
jessjgh1's Avatar jessjgh1 02:05 PM 05-23-2009
i do.. . vinegar/water and peppermint for yummy smell I'm sure dr b's would be fine
allnaturalmom's Avatar allnaturalmom 06:53 PM 05-23-2009
I do all of the above too.

Vinegar in a spray bottle with a damp/wet cloth for basic cleaning and baking soda on top of the vinegar for stuck on stuff.

AFWIW, I do use barkeeper's friend for the burned on stuff that the bs+vineger won't touch... Works great!

jocelyndale's Avatar jocelyndale 07:25 PM 05-23-2009
I've used the Ecover and Earth Friendly brands of cream cleansers with a lot of success. They work better than either baking soda or vinegar.

The ceramabryte burnt-on product is mostly just citric acid, by the way. I think. I could be mistaken. Too lazy to go check.