How to Clean a Stove Without Harsh Chemicals. A dirty stove top covered in food and grease will ruin the look of an otherwise sparkling kitchen. The best way to keep your stove looking good is by cleaning after every use. You don't need to buy harsh cleaners to get the job done. Use simple items you probably already have around the house. Vinegar is a disinfectant that will leave your stove top shiny, and baking soda is a nonabrasive scrub that is safe for all types of stove top surfaces.
Allow the stove top to cool before cleaning.
Fill a spray bottle with one part white vinegar and one part water.
Spray the stove top with vinegar water, making sure to thoroughly saturate the surface.
Sprinkle the stove top with baking soda and let it sit.
Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar and apply a thick layer to any baked on food and grease.
Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Tough stains, especially on the burner covers, may need to sit overnight.
Wipe up the baking soda with a sponge dampened with water. Spray it with a light layer of vinegar water and buff it with a dry paper towel to make the surface of the stove shine.