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Leigh Tate wrote:
My stovetop is cast iron, so I wipe it off with a dry rag, and then use a clean rag to oil it.



Does it smoke when it heats back up? My wood stove has a cooktop, and it often looks a bit rusty. But anytime oil has gotten on it, it's just smoked. Is there a trick to caring for these stovetops?
 
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Nicole, no, it doesn't smoke. I'm guessing because the stove is slow to heat. No different than oiling a cast iron pan. But we can smell it! Smells like whatever oil I used. :)
 
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sink, countertops and stove cleaned with baking soda and vinegar/orange peel mixture, floor and kitchen table with hot water and a splash of dr bronners. my aunt crocheted the "mop" for me to reduce waste normally used with swiffers, neat idea, eh?
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Cleaning the kitchen happens a good 3+ times a day in this family! ๐Ÿ˜„

To clean the counters, floor, and stove, I use either water or if โ€˜moreโ€™ is needed, I use my homemade mixture which is half water and half vinegar, combined with a few drops of lemon essential oil. I used leftover dish soap water to clean the sink, using Seventh Generation Free and Clear dish soap. Unless the table is unusually messy, I just use water and a dishrag.
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Sink before
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Sink after
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Counter before
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Counter after
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Table before
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Table after
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Stovetop before
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Stovetop after
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Floor before
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Floor after
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To clean the kitchen I stick with warm/hot water. I use a razor blade to get the caked on bits off of the stovetop, for everything else a dish rag and elbow grease is used.
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Messy table
Messy table
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Cleaned off and wiped down
Cleaned off and wiped down
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Dirty stove
Dirty stove
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All clean
All clean
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Covered in junk
Covered in junk
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Good as new
Good as new
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Full of dishes
Full of dishes
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Nice and shiny
Nice and shiny
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Needs a good clean
Needs a good clean
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A nice pile of dirt
A nice pile of dirt
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Kitchen complete
Kitchen complete
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