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Old 12-23-2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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SWMBO cleaned the stove top today while I was gone - it took her "two hours" (or so she said). I would have cleaned it better but it took too long - brewing beer is tiring, don'tcha know?

Although she says that I'm through brewing in the kitchen I think I can get away with it (at least for extracts) if I can figure out how to get this stuff off the stove - quickly and easily. So how do the experts here do it? There must be a magic formula - Oxyclean? I'm afraid to use the SS scrub pad; something tells me it would remove porcelain as fast as the burnt on wort.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:01 AM   #2
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Oxyclean should work fine. Just be sure to rinse well.

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Maybe some mild abrasive like bar keepers friend.

For tough spots, you'd be amazed at what a Mr Clean Magic Eraser can do.

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Any soap and warm water has always worked for me... I have a glass top, electric stove. Extract takes a few passes, but it usually works... Clorox anywhere cuts through some good grime... I use it when I take a huge chunk of meat and cut it down to steaks

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:09 AM   #5
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The key is to let it stay wet for as long as possible to soften it up. I usually keep some barkeepers friend or comet around for cleaning the stove and if you loosen it up with letting it soak in water a bit and then use a slightly abrasive cleaning agent like that it comes up pretty easy.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:12 AM   #6
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A damp cloth to wipe up the mess right after it happens works the best !

I understand your situation, I was there once myself.

I waited for a turkey fryer to pop up on amazon ($30 shipped)

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Clean as you go!
I have a glass top and if it gets too hard I use a metal turner and chisel it off, then soak.

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For tough spots, you'd be amazed at what a Mr Clean Magic Eraser can do.
+1 on the Magic Eraser. It's amazing the crusty gunk they can take off without doing any damage to the surface.

They also work great when the SWMBO of the day/week/month melts her shoe on the Harley exhaust.
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+1 on the Magic Eraser. It's amazing the crusty gunk they can take off without doing any damage to the surface.

They also work great when the SWMBO of the day/week/month melts her shoe on the Harley exhaust.
Haha thats awesome
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you could ask her to buy you a turkey fryer so you could brew outside I am pretty sure if you just explain it because it will make the inside of your place cleaner, she will understand

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