Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

This is an inexpensive and "green" way to clean your smooth top electric stove. Except for the lemon essential oil, it uses things you normally have around the house. Posted by Katy S on Everyday Cheapskate.


  1. Combine one cup of water and one cup white vinegar in a spray bottle. Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Shake well.
  2. Sprinkle the baking soda directly on any stuck on food that spilled while cooking. Then spray the baking soda with the vinegar mixture.
  3. Wait until the baking soda stops fizzing and wipe clean, using the texture of the powder to scour off the grease. Repeat as needed until you've taken care of any tough spots.
Most Helpful

Great easy way to clean the stove top. I did use orange oil but worked wonderfully.

adopt a greyhound August 30, 2011

This far exceeded my expectations! It works WAY BETTER than ceramabrite and several other products I've tried in vain. None of them do as good a job as this simple recipe. Thanks, Breezermom! Now what have you got for stainless steel?

Realtor by day, Chef by night May 19, 2011

This is just awesome! Works way better than the expensive specialty stuff they sell for these stovetops. I abuse the bejeezus out of mine--I use cast iron for everyday cooking and do home canning as well (both are supposed to be no-nos for ceramic stovetops). This really made my cooktop shine like it did before I started all of those things! I had no essential oil so I threw in a little bit of lemon juice instead. It seems to have worked fine, as my cooktop looks fantastic! Thanks for posting! Made for Best of 2011 tag game.

smellyvegetarian March 14, 2011