One of my few lingering chemical cleaners is the stuff I use to clean my glass-top stove (one more reason I hate that thing). I have enough trouble getting it clean with the chemicaly stuff, and all-purpose white vinegar spray isn't going to cut it.
I don't want to scratch it and make it harder to clean in the long run. Any suggestions?
I use a razor blade to scrape off the big stuff and then use diluted Dr. Bronner's, specifically the citrus kind. The citric acid helps cut through the grease. I fill an empty spray bottle with water, then add a couple squirts of Dr. Bronner's and shake. I'd say maybe 1-2 T. to 4 cups of water? I'm not very good with measurements, so that's just a guess. I also use microfiber cloths to clean with. They do a better job of picking up dirt and don't leave streaks or lint behind.
I have to say I still use that cleaner but very tiny amounts only - since we got our stove 4 years ago I have not yet used up that tiny sample bottle that came with it, it's probably more than half full! Basically I use a hot soapy washcloth (usually after I finish the dishes) to clean it up, then dry it and if there are still spots after this (usually stuff that's boiled over gets very dried on) I will do spot cleaning with the stove cleaner. Then I wash the cleaner off again with a wet cloth and dry with a microfibre towel - that makes it all nice and shiny. Regular cloths don't dry it anywhere near as well IMO.
I used homemade orange cleaner to clean mine. I soak orange peels in vinegar for 3 weeks and then mix it half and half with water. It works better than any all purpose cleaner I've tried.
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