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When I got my flat top range, they gave me a couple of bottles of a cream cleaner. I usually clean with a plain soft sponge and hot water and scrape anything stuck on with a blade, then finish off with this cream cleaner, which makes it shine and takes off any water or other stains.

 

I'm not supposed to use anything abrasive or acidic on it, but what can I use that's natural that I might have in my cupboards but that will actually work? I use vinegar to clean the stainless steel but what about the cook top?

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I'm not supposed to use anything abrasive or acidic on it, but what can I use that's natural that I might have in my cupboards but that will actually work? I use vinegar to clean the stainless steel but what about the cook top?


Hm...if you're not supposed to use anything acidic, vinegar might be out.  The key ingredient is acetic acid and there's usually about 4-8% of that in table vinegar (usually around 5%). 

 

I found this recipe on Care2 for a homemade soft scrub that might work.  Maybe for the liquid soap you could even go with pure castile soap like Dr. Bronner's for something a little more gentle.:

 

Basic Soft Scrubber Formula
1/2 cup baking soda
Enough liquid soap or detergent to make a frosting-like
consistency (see note, below)
5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender,
tea tree oil, or rosemary (optional)

 

Pour the baking soda in a bowl; slowly pour in the liquid soap
or detergent, stirring all the while, until the consistency
reaches that of frosting. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a
sponge, wash the surface, and rinse.

 

Note: If you have hard water, you will want to choose a liquid
detergent instead of a liquid soap. Most health food stores
offer all-purpose liquid detergents and soaps. These are the
best choices because they include no synthetic perfumes and
dyes, and tend to be the most concentrated.

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You really need to try Norwex Antibac Microfiber Enviro Cloths.  I use them with just water on my glass top stove daily and they keep it so clean.  When I burn food on it I use the Norwex Cleaning Past and the Spiri Sponge.  You should check them out at www.simplycleanandgreen.com

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A great solution to cleaning your stove is to use baking soda and peroxide. The instructions are at thedailymom1.blogspot.com

I wish I would have known this years ago.

Good Luck

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