You do the math, a 24 ounce bottle of ceramic stove top cleaner costs about $8.00 or $9.00.  A four pound box of baking soda costs about $9.00.  Since baking soda can be used for so many things including cleaning, I vote for the baking soda.  The latest way I used baking soda was for my homemade ceramic stove top cleaner.



I love my flat top stove top but at times cleaning can be a chore. I have used store-bought cleaners only to still have rings around my burners. I was putting a new dish of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb odors when I came across a new way to use it.  I took the old baking soda and measured out two tablespoons of it with one tablespoon of water and mixed together in a plastic container. It was a bit soupy so I added about a teaspoon more.  I mixed it together and it had a consistency of paste.  After spreading the mixture around the burner, I used a scrubby pad and rubbed around the ring.


After I rinsed it off, the ring was gone!  I then did the same to the white enamel and gosh, did it bring out the shine! Our stove is 20 years old but looks brand new.

I have used baking soda to clean the bathtub, shower tile and chrome for years, not sure what took me so long to use it on the stove top.   By re-using the baking soda that I used to keep the refrigerator fresh, I’m getting twice as much use from it.   It also removes the greasy feeling from plastic containers, making them like new.



I also have another tip to share.  We had a visiting pup and he was so excited to in the backyard running around. As he was jumping around, his nails pulled on the screen and made a few holes.  But no problem, I got a bottle of clear nail polish and filled the holes in the screen. It’s hard to show in the photo, but there is a thin layer of nail polish over the hole in the screen, no more flies coming in!




I also had a problem keeping the screen on our back sliding door to stay closed when it is windy. But no problem there either, I attached a piece of sticky backed scratchy velcro on the door edge and took the smooth velcro and attached that to the edge of the door frame. I folded over about an inch of it to self stick to itself.  When the screen is shut, I just attach the velcro together and no more worry about the wind opening the screen.

There are so many things around the house that can be used for repairs or cleaning while saving you money.  Do you have ideas for using baking soda for any of your clean ups?


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22 Discussion to this post

  1. Alexandra says:

    great tips! I’m definitely gonna use the baking soda one, lol. and oh no, Apollo ripped your screen?? 🙁

  2. Martha says:

    The baking soda is great! But it in the fridge to keep it smelling good, then reuse the old to clean! I’m taking the 5th about sweet Apollo Alexandra! LOL Thanks for stopping!

  3. Thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely try the baking soda idea.

  4. Rich says:

    Been with Martha for 52 years, she still amazes me with all she can get done. She can fix anything

  5. Martha, I using baking soda to make my own cleaners all the times.

  6. The Savvy Age says:

    Passing along to mom w a very hard to clean stove top! And the cleaner is expensive!! Thanks for the tip!

  7. Nona says:

    I’ve seen baking soda and vinegar and lemon used to clean LOTS of things as I binge watched How Clean is Your House? on youtube.

    I keep meaning to try it on my glass top stove, but havent yet.

  8. Martha says:

    I use vinegar a lot too, a big bottle of vinegar and box of baking soda goes a long way! I should have added a little lemon to make it smell good! Try it and let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by Nona.

  9. Martha says:

    The price for a bottle of cleaner made for stove tops don’t even work for me Savvy Age. The baking soda worked great and it was re-used from deodorizing the fridge. Let me know how you like it!

  10. Martha says:

    It’s such a money saver Brenda! I’ve used it for many different ways but this is the first on the stove top. I was amazed how quick and easy it cleaned my almost 20 year old stove top! Thanks for stopping by Brenda.

  11. Martha says:

    Let me know what you think when you stove top is sparkly clean Janet! Thanks for visiting.

  12. Martha says:

    Working together, we got a lot done Rich! <3

  13. Sonia Mittal says:

    Great ideas! Was badly in need of some like these for daily chorus 😊keep it up dear

  14. Erin Foreman says:

    Thanks for the tips!

  15. Martha says:

    Hope you can use some of them Erin. I was amazed at how great my stove top looked!

  16. Martha says:

    I love finding great and inexpensive ways for cleaning products. Plus I don’t have to worry about any bad chemicals with just baking soda and vinegar. I’d be interested to know how they work for you Sonia! Thanks for visiting.

  17. Abhinav says:

    Wonderful solutions to issues many of us face. I like your idea of reusing and putting things into multiple uses with great technique. Some may term it as common sense, but how often do we use it. It feels good when you try something and it works, you have taken it to the next level of sharing with all of us. Thank you!

  18. Martha says:

    Thanks Abhinav! I always try to use safe products and this has no harsh chemicals. Some of the products in stores are so expensive and don’t even work as well has some of the homemade products. Thanks for stopping by, I’ll come up with more ideas later!

  19. This tip is really useful since my stovetop has developed these rings. Isn’t the baking soda abrasive? The manufacturer said not to use anything abrasive.

  20. Martha says:

    Barb, by making a paste with the baking soda and water, it’s not anymore abrasive than the store bought cleaners. I used 2 to 1 but if you want to make it more liquid, just add a bit more water. Even when I would use the store bought, I used one of the scrubbing sponges and have never had a problem. I even used it the other day on the bottom of my yucky fry pans! Let me know what you think if you try it. Thanks for stopping by.

  21. Amazing tips! Thanks for sharing, Martha. I guess the baking soda one is something I have been needing for a while now. Happy to have discovered it!

  22. Martha says:

    I use baking soda for many forms of cleaning but I must admit I was totally shocked at how well it cleaned the baked on crud off the stove top! If you try it, I’d love to know what you think of this easy and inexpensive way to clean. Thanks for visiting Corina.

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