Are Your Stove Burners in Desperate Need of Cleaning? Here's a Tip That Might Help.
We all know how dreadful it can be to keep a house clean, the best way to tackle a mess is to avoid making one in the first place, but of course it's not always easy to do. It would be lovely if everything could just stay perfectly crisp without any maintenance, but that's obviously a fantasy world... so for all of us stuck in the daily grind of reality, here's a trick that teaches you how to clean electric stove burners. These elements get a lot of use, so it's important to make sure they're cleaned, otherwise when the gunk builds it becomes a monstrous task to undertake. The problem is that a lot of people are unsure about how they should approach cleaning them.
One thing is for certain, you want to make sure that whatever product you choose is non-toxic, because as soon as the burners get hot, they will heat up those chemicals which is a hazard to you and your families health. There are many great products on the market now that are eco-friendly, so do a bit of homework and try to use something safe and free of harmful chemicals.
This instructional tutorial shows you how to clean them using super safe non-toxic ingredients that you likely have in your home. Are you ready to be blown away by the sheer simplicity of this ingredients list? All you are going to need to get that stove nice and shiny again are dish soap, some baking soda, and finally water. That's it. I'm not kidding, 3 ingredients that you have on hand are better than half of those expensive products you might find at the store.
Now I know it's a pretty obvious word of caution here, but please make sure the elements are no longer hot. They need to be completely cool, to avoid nasty burns and such. Once they're cooled down, you can go ahead and remove them carefully and proceed to give them a good cleaning. Using a washcloth, you can just gently rub the coils in circular movements until it's clean.
Then all that's left is scrubbing on the little baking soda mixture until all the grime comes off of your burners. You need to be cautious again while cleaning, since you want to make sure you don't get the electrical connection wet otherwise it might not work when you put them back in. That's essentially the gist of the matter. Make a paste from baking soda and water, scrub off the grime that's stuck to your burners, wipe clean, and put it all back together. The whole endeavor should take no more than 15 minutes (depending on how dirty they are of course!).
I know these are one of those tasks that kind of gets put on the back burner (haha get it??) but now there's no reason why you shouldn't keep those elements nice and gunk free. Now you won't have to worry about any smoky hazards resulting from caked on food that's lighting on fire. Is it just me or does that happen to everyone? Either way, it won't have to happen ever again in my household, thank goodness!
If you're interested in learning more and seeing the full tutorial for yourself, then all you have to do is click on one of the links in this article to get redirected to the "Apartment Therapy" website where they have tons of interesting links to keep you busy. They've got categories for home decor, techy stuff, family, kitchen, and so much more. It's a great place to gain inspiration for all things related to the home.