If you have a black range top, you are likely to see spots on it from time to time. When your pot boils over or you spill the contents of a pan, you may notice white marks or marks of another color on your range. Products like Weiman stove top cleaner kit can be useful in your cleaning arsenal, but there are also ways to shine your black range top using natural products or items you might already have at home.
Weiman Stove Top Cleaner Kit
The Weiman brand is known for its stove top cleaners. Its product line includes cleaners made specifically for glass stoves, gas stoves and more.
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You should be sure to read the manufacturer's warranty and any instructions that came with your appliance before using any type of cleaner on it. Though Weiman products are generally effective and well regarded, your warranty may have specific requirements about cleaning.
The Weiman brand makes a daily cleaner that can be used for general maintenance of your range top as well as heavy-duty cleaners meant to cut through burned-on food and serious grease. Note that these cleaners do have a strong smell, so try to open a window if you can during use. If not, be sure the area is at least well-ventilated.
Black Range Top Cleaner
Many experts say you don't need a specific chemical to clean your black range top. Always wait until the stove is completely cool before cleaning it. Then, you can try to wipe down the surface each time you use it with a damp sponge or microfiber cloth. Moistening your cleaning implement with water may be preferable, but you can always use white vinegar if you are trying to remove crusted-on food or if you have hard water.
Clean your stove top once a week with a spray of white vinegar. Then, sprinkle baking soda on top of the vinegar. Soak a clean towel in hot water and then wring it out. Place it over the baking soda and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes.
Remove the towel and shake it out into the trash so that the baking soda falls away. Then, wipe away the baking soda, ideally with a different microfiber cloth. Spray more vinegar and continue to polish the stove top until it is sparkling clean.
Removing Tough Messes
If you have very stubborn spills or stains on your stove top that won't come off using other methods, you can remove them with a sharp tool, like a handheld razor blade. This is a dangerous undertaking, so you'll need to follow proper safety protocols.
The stove must be turned off and cool before you begin. Wear thick work gloves to protect your hands and check your appliance's instruction manual before getting started. Some stove tops may have a protective coating that you could harm by using a blade.
Very carefully, use the middle of the blade to lift the crusted-on food. Do not use the corners of the blade since they are very sharp and pointed and may dig into or scratch your stove top. As you work, periodically set the blade aside safely. Then, take a microfiber cloth and wipe away any food you have managed to remove from the stove. Proceed with gently scraping once again.