When we moved into our last house, it was brand new with new appliances. So, we were stuck with what the guy who built it picked out. Included, was an electric glass top range. Boo. I hated it. It takes FORever to boil water, so you end up wandering away, forgetting about the pot on the stove, then having it boil over and totally mess up the cooktop. I think I "ruined" mine the first time I cooked on it.
So, when we moved, I was really hoping to luck into some gas appliances. Unfortunately, the house we found had a "recently updated kitchen" with, you guessed it, another electric, glass top range. With all the other home improvement to do's, ripping out a perfectly good range and running a gas line did not seem like it was going to happen, so I bought more of the special cooktop cleaner and tried to be careful.
But all of that changed a few weeks ago when I picked up the new love of my life (that was on sale and I had a coupon for!). Let me show you how well it works:
Alright, all together, "EWWWWW!!" This picture was snapped after making red beans and rice (which simmers on the stove for a good 3 hours). There is also a burn ring from where the water boiled over when making the rice:
This was cooked and pictures taken the same day I was trying to prepare my cakes and icing for my final, so I was a little frazzled.
Now enter, my hero:
Scotch Brite Cook top cleaner. Gross, you can see dried, burned bean spots in the upper right corner! Ew! So, you slap one of the cleaning clothes on the bottom of the handled and start scrubbing. In about 15 seconds, your cooktop will look like this:
So shiny you can see your face in it! Love it!