When you are cooking quite often, your kitchen surfaces are definitely bound to get dirty, especially your stovetop drip pans. That’s what makes for a good home cooking meal. However, after cooking, the cleaning should be just as good. These drip pans must be dirty from all that cooking oil, spaghetti sauce, or scrambled eggs. Thus, all this dirt just hardened into an unsightly coating that needs to be taken care of immediately. Hence, if you are looking for natural remedies, well, you’re in the right place. Moreover, keep reading and see these 2 natural methods you should use to clean your stovetop drip pans so your kitchen looks pristine. There’s also minimal effort involved so don’t feel overwhelmed yet.
Method no. 1. Scrub with baking soda and dish soap
For this method, you will need the following supplies:
– Liquid dish soap
– Baking soda
– Pastry brush
– Dish towel
– Scrub brush
1. First off, take out the drip pans once they’re cooled off and shake any left crumbs into the garbage can. Then, rinse the pans thoroughly in a hot water.
2. Prepare the mixture by mixing in a small bowl the liquid dish soap and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio. If you think it is necessary, you can add more so it can be more efficient.
3. With the pastry brush, start coating each drip pan with the baking soda mixture, gently scrubbing it into the pans.
4. Now, you should place the soapy drip plates in your sink and let the mixture act for about an hour.
5. The next step would be to rinse the drip pans thoroughly with hot water. Tackle any remaining dirty spots with the scrub brush you will freshly dip in the baking soda mixture.
6. Let the drip pans dry or clean them with a dish towel and then place them back to your stovetop.
Method no. 2. Get rid of grease from your stovetop drip pans with ammonia.
If you think the situation is worse, then you should try this method after the previous one. This is for a heavier cleaning if your drip pans are showing quite a heavy amount of grease.
Thus, for this method, you will need the following:
– One-gallon zip-top plastic bags
– Household ammonia
– Liquid dish soap
– Dish towel
1. Once your drip pans cooled off, remove them from the stovetop and then rinse them in hot water. Place each one of them into a separate one-gallon sealable plastic bag.
2. In each bag, you should add one-quarter cup of household ammonia. There is not necessary to pour a heavy amount of ammonia, just a little is enough to loosen burnt-on food splatter.
3. Seal the plastic bags and leave the ammonia to do the work for you for at least 12 hours.
4. After the time has passed, open the bags in a ventilated area because the fumes from the ammonia will be strong. Then, take out the drip pans. Make sure you seal and dispose of the used bags with ammonia.
5. If there’s any debris left on the drip pans, wipe them away with a sponge soaked with dish soap, it should be quite easy without too much hassle.
6. Then, rinse the drip pans thoroughly with hot water and try them with the dish towel.
That’s all there is to these methods. Now, you will have a pristine stovetop, with the drip pans looking good and ready for the next cooking session.