I’m a huge fan of using homemade cleaners for various reasons. A) they’re usually natural and not harsh on the environment. B) I know exactly what goes into them. C) I almost always have the ingredients already on hand and most importantly, D) they’re super cheap. I had some caked on oil splatters and stuck on propane residue on my white stove top and while I tried using my Castile Oil soap spray along with some old fashioned elbow grease, nothing would work. I was at the store and tempted to buy the $6 oven cleaner when I thought I’d give it one more shot and create some kind of homemade baking soda scrub. I made a simple paste of baking soda and water (no need to measure, just add a tiny bit of water til it’s good and pastey) and I added a few drops of lemon oil for smell and a little extra cleaning power. It worked better than I could have imagined. It was super gentle on the shiny finish of my stovetop but tough enough to get every little speck of residue, leaving a beautiful sparkly clean surface. I could not have been happier with the ease and affordability of this basic cleaning solution.