Purpose: Test different cleaning methods on the stove top.
Method: I divided bottom left burner into four sections. I timed myself for one minute cleaning with four different cleaners.
Cleaners to be tested: Shaklee Scour Off, rubbing alcohol, E-cloth Stove & Range, and Magic Eraser.
Results: Magic Eraser was the clear winner. It thoroughly cleaned it's section within a minute. Second place was Shaklee Scour Off. In third place was the E-cloth stove and range cloth. The clear loser was rubbing alcohol.
After Test 1, that burner still had spots that had not been cleaned. So, out of curiosity, I pulled out some baking soda. I used baking soda and a wet washcloth. I cleaned for 1 minute, timed. The baking soda was amazing! It finished the job of that all floor cleaners had left behind.
Stovetop Cleaner Test 2: I mimicked test one, only this time using Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and Magic Eraser.
Results: Baking soda was the clear winner. The magic eraser did a good enough job and would have cleaned it all if I had more than just one minute. But the baking soda cleaned it all in less than a minute.
Note: The baking soda does leave much more cleaning residue than Magic Eraser.
Real life application: If someone came over to my house unexpectedly and I needed to clean off my stove top super fast, I would reach for the Magic Eraser and do as much cleaning as I could and then stash it away, because there is hardly any cleaning residue. However, if I had time to clean up cleaning residue (ironic statement...haha), I would use baking soda which cleans much faster and much more thoroughly, and then spend a bit of extra time cleaning up the baking soda residue.
How about you? What cleaners do you like to use for your stovetop?