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28 November 2012 @ 07:33 pm

My stovetop has this... crevice border that collects every crumb and is impossible to clean - it's driving me crazy! Its slightly rubbery in texture and really narrow. Wet Q-tips work pretty well but I feel like there should be an easier way. Any ideas?
(picture below the cut so you can see what I mean.)

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la_bellisima33 la_bellisima33 on November 29th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Mine is like this too, I *hate* it! What I do is wet a paper towel with cleaner and use my fingernail (or a Q-tip might work too) to run the paper towel inside the crevice. I hope I explained that clearly, but it seems to do the trick.
jennifer nicole jennifer_nicole on November 29th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Right? Who designed this?!

Thanks :)
HEFNERSBUNNY is now: buttuh totheleft on November 29th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
I do this but wiht a toothpick and a piece of fabric aroudn it :)
julie curieuse on November 29th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
I think we have the same stove. Mine does okay if I spray the whole stove liberally with Windex (or similar) and after anything on that line has softened, it slides off with a soaking-wet-with-Windex paper towel.
jennifer nicole jennifer_nicole on November 29th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Wet the crumbs - great idea. Thank you!
Valechka Taximovich: Breadquanda resend_end on November 29th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Same stove here, and same answer - I spray on this Arm & Hammer Essentials Heavy Duty Cleaner-Degreaser stuff (amazing, cleans everything) and let it sit for a little while. It softens up the crevice gook and shines up the glass cook-top surface and helps to bring up all the cooked-on, burned-on goo as well. Wipes off easily with a paper towel then - I usually scoop all the crumb gook into another paper towel held at the edge of the stove.
why's everything gotta be so intense with me: purple porcupine coendou on November 29th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Have you tried sucking stuff up w a DustBuster?
jennifer nicole jennifer_nicole on November 29th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
I really need to get one of those someday!
caroline: pic#106344027 bealsabubbette on November 29th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Lay a strip of scotch tape and peel up?

This was designed by the same sadist that makes toilets with an S curve in the base.
jennifer nicole jennifer_nicole on November 29th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh this is such a good idea thank you :)
my life or something like it: garden! yummystuff on November 29th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Either vacuum it up with the crevice attachment on your vacuum or wrap a bit of damp washcloth around a butter knife and drag it through the crevice.
mphseter mphseter on November 29th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing
Merrow londonbard on November 29th, 2012 07:30 am (UTC)
Using fabric around a knife could be tricky - you probably don't want to cut into it. One shop here sells very cheap toothbrushes and they can be great for jobs like this.
Herkko Rosvo-Ronkainen missingkeys on November 29th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
Please let me line up as well to smite the person who designed that particular unpleasantness.

I generally spray it with my preferred cleaner, and scrape out that part with a paper towel over a fingernail, but if you've got a designated kitchen-cleaning toothbrush that works quite well too for the bits that don't just come out with a fingernail.
cristina shortsweetcynic on November 29th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)

i have this same stove. and the same granite-look laminate on my countertops.

cristina shortsweetcynic on November 29th, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
and thank you for this question. we just gave up on it ever being CLEAN clean. but there's some great ideas in here and we're about to replace our little stick-vacuum anyway, so maybe we'll grab a little dustbuster just for kitchen use.
clynne on November 29th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
We had that stove at our old place. I would dampen it and let it soften, then run the corner of a scrubby sponge through. The scrubby part made the sponge stiff enough to grab the crumbs, the corner was small enough to cut into the crevice.