Ceramic Cooktops and Hubby Training–not!

J Logo 75Since moving into this house a few years back, I’ve struggled with keeping my ceramic cooktop clean and shiny. When it’s clean it shows every little bit of dropped crust or crumb–even the remnants of an attack of  salt and pepper seasoning by Hubby Dear, aka: Captain Bulldog. [Yes, he’s earned that nickname, folks.]  CB will often use the clean cooking surface to heat/toast a tortilla. [See what I mean?] Okay, I get how that is easier than dragging out a frying pan, but seriously? It leaves a burnt mess that seems as if it’s become part of the ceramic. [Again, he’s earned that nickname.]

stovestove topWell, this week I stumbled upon the answer to keeping that ceramic cooktop looking clean and shiny–almost brand new. We’ve been using a special liquid cleaner made just for these types of cooktops, but it works best if it sits for a few minutes. I’d started to do up the dishes and wipe down the kitchen countertops when I noticed that Captain Bulldog had recently made tortillas, so I grabbed my bottle of stove top magic, smeared it all over the wet surface, and went on to other chores.

Yup, forgot about the cleaner on the cooktop…and dinner time rolled around. We made do with microwave popcorn because we were both dealing with deadlines which isn’t such an unusual situation around here. Anyway, that was four days ago. One day soon, I’ll finish cleaning the stove, but I’m having way too much fun seeing how long it will be before Captain Bulldog breaks down and finally says something about it. <chuckle-snort-giggle>If you liked this true story, remind me to tell you how I’ve gotten out of cooking these past twenty years. No joke!

Okay, so what’s your most dreaded household chore, and how do you deal with it, or not?



8 thoughts on “Ceramic Cooktops and Hubby Training–not!

  1. I’m importing you to deal with my glass cooktop. Let’s see. I hate cleaning bathrooms, fridges, ovens, or down at floor level around the edges anywhere because my fused back doesn’t bend like that any more. I figure at this advanced state of my career, I’ve cleaned enough and somebody else should do it for me, but have been too busy writing to figure out who I should get to do it. But I love hearing about your cleaning fun and games!

    • Beppie, didn’t that fused spine of yours make you shorter? Should be easier now to reach down low. [[KIDDING!, you know I love ya!]] You’re on to something, though. I agree, we’ve done enough cleaning and scrubbing in our lifetimes. Let’s move on. Ha!

    • Oh, Monica, I’ve lusted after a nice gas stove ever since I left my dad’s ranch up in South Dakota. I’ve never gotten the hang of electric burners…and this glass top stove is pretty much the same thing. Burns everything. Of course, it wouldn’t be the fault of the cook. LOL!

  2. Well, well, hmmmmm … Hubby training, I truly have to be careful what I say here. I am truly blessed when it comes to hubby’s. Mine cooks probably 4-5 times to my 2 -3, he does his own laundry between trips home, unloads the dishwasher when needed and takes the time to make me a drink as I come through the door from work. Either I’m a great trainer, or I just lucked out to find one of the “good guys”. LOL. My only beef, when the man shakes the shaker for salt, pepper or his home made rub on the meat he’s cooking for dinner…..well, I seem to find it everywhere. I’m beginning to think it’s time for new glasses. Hahaha! I love him anyways!

    • What Penny says about her Dear Hubby is true. She found one of the good ones and they’ve been going strong longer than I’ve known them. Ken is a pretty nice guy all around! As for the salt and pepper shaker messes, must be a guy thing. LOL!

    • Yeah, the stove pic on FB is turned upside down…and I’ve no idea how that happened. It’s fine on my blog. Oh, the wonders of electronics. If anyone knows why this happened, please let me know. Thanks!

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