Most of my cooking on the stove top involves either coconut oil or ghee. I try to cook at the lowest possible temp but splatters still occur. My stove top is gas and glass topped. Right now I'm considering buying stock in paper towel companies because I use so much of it trying to clean the grease up and the streaks are raising my cortisol levels! What have you found works the best to clean your cook top?
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on November 16, 2012
at 08:28 PM
Every time we are ready to discard a T-shirt it becomes a cleaning rag. It's kind of satisfying ripping them into cleaning rag size pieces. DH collects a lot of T-shirts, so we have a lot of rags (also some of my old cotton knit nightgowns became cleaning rags). We use these instead of paper towels, and toss them in the wash with the jeans load.
I make my own "orange spray" concentrate by steeping orange peels in vinegar for about 3 weeks. Add water and put it in a spray bottle. This is a good grease cutter and doesn't trigger my asthma like commercial cleaners.
My current gas stove has lift out liners under the burners so I can really scrub them when they get too dirty with burnt greasy stuff. But Monday we are getting a new gas stove. No liners. I'm a little worried about keeping that whole surface clean when I can't soak it in the sink. But the good thing is that the stove grills can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Oh, I should add that I buy splatter screens at the dollar store and use those whenever possible to keep the grease from spattering out. I like the cheapo ones because when they get too gross to clean, I don't feel as bad about replacing them.
on November 16, 2012
at 08:15 PM
I have these (which I highly recommend) -- http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Splatter-Screen-Folding-Handle/dp/B0007VO0DU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1353096707&sr=8-3&keywords=splatter+screen
Additionally I have stopped using paper towels all together. I have a bunch of dish towels which are fantastic! I can use them while cooking to keep my hand from burning or just to keep them clean. Then I wipe down the table and counters. I find that these are more durable, and thus hold up to the scrubbing more. Then just toss them in the wash.