OK, I am about to show you something gross, I don’t want you to be caught unaware. Pictures and descriptions will follow. I can no longer hide my shame.
So brace yourself.
This is what my stovetop looks like.
Here’s the way it looks with the grates removed.
In my defense, we have tried and tried to clean it. This stuff is so baked on that it doesn’t even scratch off with a steel wool pad (which I am sorry to say I did try a few months ago and scratched the finish).
When I read my friend Lyndsay’s post about cleaning her oven glass with the HomeRight Steam Machine. I wondered….would it possibly clean my awful, impossible stove? Could my dream of having a clean stove without using harsh chemicals actually come true?
HomeRight sent me a Steam Machine, so I got everything set up. Also known as pouring water and plugging it in. Then I started. I worked on the front burner and in only about 5 minutes this was the way it looked.
All of the little scratches are from my unfortunate steel wool incident. I was shocked to see how much came off just using the steam machine. For the rest, I used a little plastic scraper in combination with the machine. Steam a little, scrape a little, and so on. After 30 minutes the front burner was clean.
Dreams really do come true! Seriously, I could NOT believe it.
I took a break for lunch then I worked on the back burner. It was tougher and took about an hour. I just kept steaming and scraping and look…..
Here it is with both sides of the stove showing. I plan to do the right side next weekend.
Then my fantasy of having a clean stove again will be complete. It really is a small miracle.
And….here’s the part where you will be glad you hung all the way through this post and looked at the gross pictures….I get to give away one of these incredible machines! It does so many things besides clean stoves. It removes wallpaper, cleans grout (this is my next use for it), sanitizes bathrooms, and so much more! Come on and try to win it, then your dreams can come true too!
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