Cleaning your stove

Thanks to Jaclyn in Illinois for sharing these photos of her stove before and after being “Norwexed”!  She said she had tried multiple other products to try to clean the burner areas, but did not have success.

Jaclyn shared that she cleaned this with a WET Norwex spirinett & then cleaned with a Norwex cloth.  (Always use your spirinettes wet!)  I’m typically very cautious about using our spirinettes since they are powerful stainless steel scrubbers, and I recommend ALWAYS testing them on an inconspicuous area before proceeding.  They are, after all, stainless steel & should never be used on surfaces that scratch easily, such as porcelain.

These before and after pictures tell Jaclyn’s stove story the best:

Stove Before Norwex Stove After Norwex

Wow!  I always love to share before & after pictures like these, so if you have a “Norwex miracle”, please feel free to share!

If you are concerned about scratching a surface like your stove top, another fantastic cleaning option is the cleaning paste with either the Norwex Enviro cloth or the Norwex Kitchen Scrub cloth.  (Again, always recommended to test an inconspicuous area first.)

Shine and Clean with Norwex Cleaning Paste

cl_pasteOur Norwex Cleaning Paste is a fantastic non-toxic cleaner that provides mild, chemical-free abrasion to polish, sine, and clean.  Just today I was cleaning our basement laundry sink- which I’ve tried many times to clean, but hadn’t yet tried the Norwex Cleaning Paste, Kitchen Scrub Cloth, and Spirinetts.  Now let me tell you, this sink has been extremely well-used over the years!!  Paint.  Caulk.  Grime.  Hard-water build-up.  Not too pretty.  So, I’m going to input a photo of what I accomplished in a short time with the Cleaning Paste, Kitchen Scrub Cloth, and Spirinetts.  And around the faucet, I used the DeScaler to cut through some of the hard-water deposits.  basement laundry sink
It was an amazing improvement!  Now I need to go down and finish the other half.  :)

A bit more about the Norwex Cleaning Paste.   It is definitely one of our most popular cleaning products.  One of my favorite things is that  I can identify & pronounce all four of the ingredients:  Marble Flour, Chalk, Natural Soap, Traces of Coconut Oil.   The cleaning paste will replace your Ajax, Comet, SoftScrub, and other chemical abrasive cleaners.  It polishes, cleans, and protects!  It’s great to use on plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, porcelain, tile, painted surfaces, enamel, chrome, coffee pots, glassware and food storage products.  It is NOT recommended for cleaning brass, silver, and acrylic.  NOTE The cleaning paste is extremely gentle, but it is still mildly abrasive.  While it’s safe to use on most surfaces, as with all of our cleaning products, Norwex recommends you first test an inconspicuous area if you are concerned about the possibility of scratching.

The Cleaning Paste becomes a “paste” once you have rubbed your wet Enviro, Kitchen Cloth, Spirisponge (or whatever cloth you are using with it) on the compact “chunk” in the container.  It is not liquid or powder, but rather is hard and compact in the container.  I find that it lasts a *very* long time, making it not only a safe & effective cleaning option, but also a very economical choice ($28.99 for a canister that will last you a LONG time)!!   Once you have accumulated the product on  your cloth, clean & polish the surface.  Then collect any residual Cleaning Paste by going over it with an Enviro cloth and a Polishing Cloth to leave a streak-free, beautifully polished surface.

I find it’s great for built-up soap scum, rust stains, tile, and some hard water stains in bathrooms (although this is where the Norwex DeScaler really shines!!).  In the kitchen, I love mine to polish up stainless steel or white/ beige sinks and faucets.  I also have many customers who absolutely love it for their smooth-top stoves.  (To clean my flat-top stove, I use the Cleaning Paste with the Kitchen Scrub Cloth and it works great!)  PLEASE NOTE:   Although I have many customers who love the paste for their stovetops, Candi Bezte mentions below that it may be too abrasive for some of the new enamel or ceramic stove tops, so ALWAYS be sure to test a small inconspicuous area first!

Here’s what Candi Bezte writes about the cleaning paste:

Tech Talk
by Candi Bezte, Norwex Science & Technical Advisor

“Spring” Cleaning Paste!

It really is amazing how well the Cleaning Paste works! It gets the worst scuffs/marks off fiberglass tubs, marks off vinyl flooring, or that permanent ink that mysteriously may get on the kitchen counter! It will take rust out of stainless steel sinks and off plastic dishwasher walls, and even remove permanent ink off white board.  It is fantastic for those “normal” cleaning  jobs such as getting the soap scum out of your tub or shower.  Considering you need to use so little…one container of Cleaning Paste really goes a long way! It is nice to use a cleaning product that is not a liquid (eliminating possibility of inhaling while using) – just a damp Envirocloth, a small dab of paste, and you’re good to go!

How does this amazing product work? It contains some soaps and a very small amount of sodium laureth sulphate combined with marble fl our and chalk (calcium carbonate) which result in a very slightly abrasive product that has the ability to also remove grease. The majority of the work is simply the result of very mild abrasion – similar to the Micro Pad. The paste basically functions like ultrasuperfine sandpaper, with a bit of soap added to it.

CAUTION: Since the Cleaning Paste is mildly abrasive, always test in an inconspicuous spot before using. Not recommended for use on acrylic surfaces, brushed stainless steel, the new enameled or ceramic stovetops or other delicate surfaces. The Cleaning Paste is a physical scrubber and is not intended to be an everyday use product; it is intended only for stains and marks that do NOT come off with regular soap and water or the Enviro and water!

The Buzz about Norwex

EnvirosNearly everyday I hear another rave review about the Norwex products!  Are you curious what all the fuss is about?  Give me a call and let us get some of these incredible products into your hands.  You’ll soon understand.  :)  Or better yet, let me come do a party in the comfort of your living room!  These products are SO worth sharing, and as an added bonus, you’ll earn a bunch of free products!
I found Sonya’s presentation very enjoyable and informative. I have always felt that we should do all we can to protect our environment and not waste resources; consequently, I have tried to avoid using throw-away products like paper towels, paper napkins, Swiffers, etc.  At the party I bought the superior mop starter package, the enviro cloth, the window cloth, and the dust mitt, thinking that I would probably keep my house cleaner if I had products to use that were more convenient than the wet mop, dust rag, etc. that I had always used, but not really expecting anything special.
I was amazed when I tried these products. When I began dusting with the dust mitt, not only did it pick up the dust better than my oiled dust cloth, but I noticed it dragging a bit so I applied a little more pressure and it even removed the fingerprints that were normally left behind when I dusted.
Then I tried cleaning off the stove with the dampened enviro cloth.  The handle of my oven door had a build-up of gunk on it that I had tried and tried to get off.  Nothing I tried would remove it, but the enviro cloth got it off – every bit of it.  I was amazed.
Not only do these products clean without contributing to the waste that is building up around our country everywhere, but they do an incredible job! Thanks!
–Sandy A., Marion, IA

“I received my Norwex cloths and cleaned my front windows and front door as soon as I could and it is amazing.  I don’t think they’ve ever been that clean before and we’ve lived here for 11 1/2 years.  My husband is quite impressed.”
–Karla T., Ely, IA
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