Stovetop and Kitchen Miracle Cleaner

Our flat cooktop stove has been a disaster since it was installed in 2007. In theory, I like the idea of a flat top stove, but I couldn’t keep it clean. I tried everything – the fancy, expensive stuff the builder “gifted” us with, a magic eraser. I had a little luck with everything, but I never got my stove looking like new, again.

So when I saw this idea on pinterest (originally by Jill at One Good Thing – I always like to find the actual source of Pinterest ideas for a little link love), I added hydrogen peroxide to the grocery list and figured what could it hurt to try?

Here’s a picture of my stovetop before the pinterest cleaning experiment:

I mixed up a paste of baking soda and a little bit of hydrogen peroxide:

Scrubbed it on the stove with a gloved hand and scrubbed for about 3 minutes because, let’s face it, my stove was filthy. And:

Oh, you’re supposed to be able to see your reflection in the stove top? That’s a novel idea. I’m a believer. Next up – tackling a stubborn stain on my white slipcover with this stain remover from Jill.


  1. Awesome! I will definitely be trying this after I finish writing all these papers.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I will definitely be trying this 🙂

  3. amazing! I have the same prob with mine…will have to tackle this soon 🙂

  4. Efficient and cheap?! I am all over this. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. oh, I wonder if she has anything for cleaning the matte iron grates on my stove. I’ll have to check.

  6. Um. Wow! I’m really impressed. We had a smooth-top stove in our last house and I had a terrible time cleaning it. I used the special smooth stovetop cleaners and a magic eraser. I don’t miss that at all. At all.

    Although I’m not sure black appliances were a good choice for lazy me. I don’t really like to keep them clean either.

  7. I’m going to go try this out. Right. Now. Thanks for the heads up, Emily!

  8. Sweet! Trying this NOW!

  9. I am so trying this!!! My stove top is a mess and I try to keep on top of it. Thank you so much for the tip!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Also keep a razor blade handy. I use Bar Keeper’s Friend (a non-scratch powder, kind of like AJax) to make a paste, then use the razor blade to scrape anything that is really stuck on!