Many moons ago I was house hunting with my Mom.
I have this weird quirk of I can tell if I’ll be happy in a place with a feeling. Yes I know there is no scientific, or rational reasoning to this – but why challenge something that works right?
Anyway, there was one place that we walked through, I looked through the bedrooms, bathroom & yard, then stood in the living room & said: “This is it”. I made plans to sign the paperwork the next day, & we left.
Mom in a shocked state asked if I had even looked at the kitchen (she was concerned at my potential hastiness).
To be honest I had only glanced in the doorway of the kitchen/dining area to see what the view was like, & where the sun was.
As she aired her concerns on the drive back to her home, I said: “Oh there was one of those in there?” Mom (bless her), was launching into a full blown lecture on how important a kitchen is.
I smiled while driving (obviously amused by her concern), & asked if she knew if there was a microwave.
Next level lecture!
The fact is – I’m not an exceptional cook (I dabble), I couldn’t Bake my way out of a paper bag, & I have the title “Quick fix Angela” for a reason!
So since I’m not such a big fan of spending time making a mess in the kitchen, I really don’t want to spend that time, & more cleaning it.
If I’m in the kitchen I tidy as I go.
I don’t like clutter, & I LOVE clean surfaces…
At the moment the husband is away, so it’s just us girls at home, this made it somewhat more tolerable to leave the glass top on my oven to fester for a few days so I can show the steps I take to give my glass top a good cleaning. (It’s not that my husband is messy, it’s just if I give an inch, they’ll take a yard, & not even Marshall law could rope my heathens back in).
Please note: I know for some this may not be all that messy, but this method works for far messier I assure you.
So first off you need a messy glass top:
Now the glass top “sheriffs” in our house (brands don’t matter here).
Give your glass top a good wipe to remove anything on the surface that you can, then squirt whatever kind of design you want all over your glass top (points awarded for creativity here) using a dish liquid of your choice.
Now sprinkle baking soda over the top.
Gently drizzle Hydrogen Peroxide on top on that.
I use rubber gloves here to mix it into a paste on the glass top.
Then I go have a cup of coffee, & check my emails while it does its thing.
10 minutes later…
Get a clean damp sponge, & wipe off the excess (administer a little elbow grease into any stubborn marks using the scrubby side of your sponge, be careful not to be too scratchy).
Then I like to finish with a spray of cleaner.
(I used Mrs. Jones Soapbox Glass & Granite Spray). Again the brand is up to you.
Take a clean microfiber cloth & give it a wipe in a zig-zag pattern, softly buffing it clear.
Now you can eyeball anyone wanting to venture anywhere near your sparkly clean glass top!
Be kind to the world around you, & the people in it, & feel free to follow me for more reviews, & quick fix cleans from my home.