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Stove cleaner and sink cleaner

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by veronicasmommi, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. veronicasmommi

    veronicasmommi New Member

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    Has anyone come across a good cleaner for the ge stovetops that will get off water that has boiled over and such? Also, a cookie sheet left some rust marks in our stainless steel sinks, anyone have any ideas on how to get it out?

    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    We're having the same problem. We have the Black GE cooktop and it is so hard to keep clean. And when we do clean it there are streaks everywhere that only come off by scrubbing with multiple clean paper towels. It's tons of work. If anyone has a product that they use we would love to hear it.

    Eric
  3. Carol Al-Ajroush

    Carol Al-Ajroush New Member

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    Apparently this is a stainless steel cleaner but I don't know the specific name. I plan to check on this myself when I'm out.
  4. gammonbabe

    gammonbabe New Member

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    I also have the black GE cooktop. I hate cleaning them. The best way I have found is also the easiest way ... I stick them in the dishwasher. They come out squeakyclean and shiny.

    M.
  5. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    That works for the grates, but what about the range itself? That is what we have problems with.

    This is from the owner's manual from GE's website (http://products.geappliances.com/ProdContent/Dispatcher?REQUEST=ITEMID&itemid=49-80172-3):

    Stainless Steel Surfaces
    Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch the surface. To clean the stainless steel surface, use warm sudsy water, a stainless steel cleaner such as Kleen King®, or an allpurpose liquid or spray cleaner. Always wash in the direction of the grain. Rinse thoroughly with a sponge or cloth and clean water. Dry with a soft, clean cloth. After cleaning, use a stainless steel polish, such as Stainless Steel Magic®, Revere Copper and Stainless Steel Cleaner® or Wenol All Purpose Metal Polish®. Follow the product instructions for cleaning the stainless steel surface.

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    Porcelain Burner Basin
    This area is located under the grill and surface burners and should be cleaned after each use of the grill. To remove light soil, clean with soapy water or with a cleaner such as 409®. For easier cleanup, soak paper towels in a household cleanser, lay in the burner basin and soak for at least a half hour or longer. To remove moderate soil, scrub with Comet®, Bon Ami®, a soft scrub cleanser or plastic scrubber. To remove stubborn soil, spray with an oven cleaner. Let soak overnight. Wipe clean. Rinse and dry.
  6. gammonbabe

    gammonbabe New Member

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    We have the gas stove. The two sides of the range each fit well into the dishwasher (pot rack, edge of the basket). I put both sections in the dishwasher as well as the cast iron burners, and I never had a problem with them. I got so tired of standing there forever trying to get each streak off the surface, I swore never to buy a stove with a black cooktop again.

    Don't use the extra heat setting of the dishwasher though, never done that so I don't know if that would be bad.

    M.
  7. JenCo

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    We use the Windex w/Vinegar to clean our black stove top & it works great. Yes it still can streak a bit but after getting the gunk off, just use a clean papertowel & wipe the streaks away.
  8. pamD

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    They gave us a sample bottle of ceramic cooktop cleaner with our cooktop; I think it is the same GE type you are talking about. You can now buy the cleaner in a lot of stores, probably even the grocery store. It works pretty well. My sample bottle came with a little scrubby pad, but I used to use it with paper towels to clean the flat-top stove in my previous house. Sometimes it helps to let it sit on a stain for a few minutes, but it takes the burnt-on grime off and leaves it shiny.

    Pam D.
  9. christinaandrob

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    Can't speak to the cooktop...but for the sink we use Bon Ami on ours. It's in a similar container to Ajax, Comet. You can probably find it at Safeway/Wegman's. It's mild and really works. Don't use it with a scouring pad, but a normal sponge. Should work for you!
  10. SarasMom

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    We have a GE and I use Cerama Bryte cleaner. Got this bottle at Home Depot - white bottle, black label, yellow top. I use it with a sponge and it works great.
  11. Zansu

    Zansu New Member

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    Bar keepers friend has always worked better for me than bon ami, but it can be harder to find. A paste of salt might also work if you can't find these cleaners.
  12. chattycat

    chattycat Member

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    Good old soap (detergent) and water is needed on the black gas cooktop for the initial grease spots, then follow with good old rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. The alcohol is also excellent for stainless steel. I keep a bottle in all my bathrooms, too.

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