Let me talk about baking soda for a minute. It is probably the miracle product of all time. You can use it in baking, cleaning, laundry, beauty, etc....and I DO! It's great for cleaning because it's softer than the finish on stoves, sinks, tubs, and various other household appliances. As most of you already know, I live in an old apartment with really old, vintage appliances! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my vintage kitchen! But, I've always been bothered by the baked on crud around the burners. I knew something could be done, but I refuse to use harsh chemicals! Cue the baking soda! I decided to make a paste with water and asking soda and scrub the dickens out of the stains....turns out I didn't need to scrub as hard as I thought! Some small spots didn't come out, but I'm going to try hydrogen peroxide and baking soda on those.
Stove top before:
This picture was taken AFTER I cleaned with glass cleaner. How gross is that baked on crud?
Stove top after:
I think I'll take it!!
The baking soda even worked on my teapot:
I didn't take a before pick of this, but it had baked on grease all over it from cooking (I'm beginning to think I'm a sloppy cook!).
And my stove in all its vintage glory: