I have a gas stove, which I LOVE. I would never go back to using electric.
But there’s one thing I don’t care for, when it comes to my gas stove… and that is cleaning the drip pans. Man, those things get nasty! It seems like no matter how hard I try, I can never get all the gunk off them!
So, I went on a search for the best way to clean them that didn’t involve ammonia. I found THIS site, and decided to try one of the non-chemical methods.
I took a large pot of water, and poured in 1/2 cup of baking soda. I put two of my drip pans in the pot, and brought the water to a boil. (Now you see why I only did two at a time — I still had to use one of the burners!). I boiled them for 30 minutes, then took them out.
They still looked gross, but as soon as I started rinsing them off under the water, the gunk magically scraped away easily!
Now, I did find to get the last few little spots, it helped to scrub it with one of those stainless steel scrunchie-cleaner-thingies — you know what I’m talking about right?! (Okay – and I must disclaim that I really should be embarrassed for you to see the nasty state my drip pans were in — but this blog is all about real life, and you know, this is what they looked like!!)
Did you hear me squeel? Because I was seriously excited about this. Just. LOOK.
That may not seem impressive to you, but let me tell you friends, my stove was BAD. It’s the little things, people!
And yes, I did two the other two after the first ones were done. I feel like I have a brand new stove!!