kitchen tip: waxing your stovetop


Kitchen Tip: Waxing your Stovetop for the easiest cleanup even for the messiest cooks!

Car wax on a stove. Not something you see everyday, but if you love a clean stove then this is something you should give a try.

Saw this on Pinterest a few months ago and I recently got around to trying this. I made spaghetti with red sauce and splattered every where on the stove and while I was cleaning it up (after the stove completely cooled down), it dawned on me that the reason why it was so easy to clean up was because of the layer of wax I had put on there a couple weeks ago.

Make sure you have a cool surface to work on, i.e. make sure the stove isn’t hot, then clean the stove with a sponge to get whatever residue has been caked on there before. Follow the instructions on the back of your car wax. Voila! You will now have a stove that is easy to wipe off and clean in the future, oh and not to mention a very shiny and smooth stove :) You can do this on any type of range, gas or electric. I typically will re-wax about every 2 months or so, or whenever you feel that the stovetop is getting non-waxy again.

Happy cleaning/waxing! Wax on, wax off ;)


Posted on September 10, 2011

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  1. Arlene
    07/19/2012 at 4:20 pm

    This is a great idea, I am going to try it..

  2. Ginger Voisard
    11/01/2012 at 7:59 am

    You can also do this on kitchen sinks to protect them. Especially on stainless steel.

  3. Donna
    01/29/2013 at 1:40 am

    I imagine it wouldn’t work on a glass-top stove, which is what I have. The burners would melt the wax and likely make a mess. But I’ll try this on my stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, oven door and faucets.

  4. Oh, wow! I need to try this! My stove top is the hardest thing to clean!

  5. Janis
    10/11/2015 at 8:47 pm

    Doesn’t the wax melt and get sticky or whatever? Does it smell when it heats up?

    • Julie
      10/12/2015 at 8:16 am

      Nope, none of what you mentioned above.

  6. Rebekah
    11/06/2016 at 1:05 am

    I keep seeing this tip everywhere and it makes me shudder every time. All wax, even car wax, is flammable. Putting wax near a heat source like a stove, or worse, gas burner is a bad idea.

    • *Megan Jonas
      08/01/2017 at 11:50 pm

      I agree I have one of those smooth tops stove tops!! So it’s totally flat and literally it just turns red on one of the burners when you turn it on so there’s no metal plates that you have to pick up and clean under!!!?
      I’m also worried about it being flammable or becoming seriously and literally a hot mess??? Won’t it melt????

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