The old fashioned way vs new fashioned way of cleaning ceramic stove tops opinns

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
February 17, 2009 9:02am CST
On Saturday I went shopping and bought some Ceramabryte, the kind they have up here in Canada. Now before I have been using the original stove top cleaner. When we first bought our stove we could only get the cleaner at Sears or stores where they sold the ceramic stove tops, so in between, before the cleaners became available in the grocery store chains, I was using baking soda. It was gritty and I do not know if it worked better or worse, but it was about the same and it needed more towels to clean it up because of its grit. Whereas with the cleaner, all I needed to do was to polish it clean. So do you think that the regular ceramic cleaners do a better job then baking soda? Do you think that baking soda does a better job then the ceramic cleaners? Are they even? Are it does not matter because baking soda is cheaper?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I feel that it is personal choice. Both probably clean as well as the other one just messier that is all. And might take more rinsing and towels as you say. I use baking soda alot because I don't have to worry about chemicals and it is cheaper.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
I had to use a lot of baking soda on mine.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I've been using Weiman glass stove top cleaner since I got my new stove a few years ago. It was the recommended cleaner for my stove. My stove top is white, and I have to be really careful every time I cook because if anything boils over, or if there is even water on the bottom of the pan when I put it on the burner, it leaves a ring that is hard to clean off. Last night I spent a good 15 minutes trying to scrub off the results of a spillover. If I had known the stove was so hard to keep clean, I would have gotten a gas stove, and had a gas tank for it buried in my back yard. The only other cleaner I've tried was Easy Off for glass cooktops, but it didn't work at all.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
I have a dark colored one and have been using Weiman but could only get it at Sears until a few years ago. They did not make white ones then.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I would use the baking soda if I had a stove like that, it is much cheaper. I also use real towels, not paper ones, to save money. I have always thought those stovetops were beautiful and really make a kitchen pretty. Does it cook well?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
The trouble with baking soda is that it leaves a film, and they do not recommend real towels for it. If they were probably linen towels they might.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Feb 09
Peek a boo. Just saying hi - don't have the answer to you post.
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• Australia
11 May 09
Being very sensitive to household chemicals (they are a migraine trigger), I have had to go away from using them and now use a steam cleaning system. It is just as effective at getting rid of grime etc and is just as good at getting rid of bacteria because the steam is at about 95 C, which is close to boiling and hot enough to kill most bacteria. I've never used baking soda for cleaning before, though I have heard it is pretty good at getting mold out of the grout between tiles.