I remember the old electric range-top I had while growing up. The coil burners where exposed, hard to clean, and an overflowing pot could be disastrous. Now they have these wonderful flat top glass ranges that are so much easier to clean. Unfortunately, an overflowing pot can still be disastrous.
The other night I had an ‘accident’ and caused the carnage pictured above. Luckily, I recently came across a wonderful suggestion on how to clean up these messes and it couldn’t have been a simpler solution: baking soda. Wonderful, wonderful baking soda. So how to do you clean a flat glass top range with baking soda? Easy.
Step One: sprinkle baking soda over the mess:
Step Two: Wet a rag with warm water and set it on the stove top for a minute or two:
Step Three: Using a little bit of elbow grease (but it shouldn’t take much) simply wipe up the messy spot with the rag covered in baking soda:
Very quickly, your rag will start to look gross:
And you’re done!
It is really that easy! (of course, my burner still doesn’t look perfect because we have some scratches from previous attempts at cleaning it… but the baking soda removed the mess from an overflowing pot and that’s the point )