How To Clean A Glass Top Stove
Learn how to clean your glass-top stove without scratching it so that you can keep your kitchen looking its best.
People love glass-top stoves for their sleek appearance that blends in with any modern kitchen design. And with a glass top, you also don’t have to clean bulky burner grates or replace drip pans. Unfortunately, there is a downside. Even the smallest splatter can stick out like an eyesore that requires some level of cleaning after each use.
Here is the dilemma each glass-top stove owner must face: How aggressively can one clean without scratching the surface of the stove? Which cleaning products are safe? Is there a trick to cleaning these things?
Here’s the easiest way to clean all the crud off using things you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus this method doesn’t call for harsh chemicals, which is naturally refreshing.
Glass-Top Stove Cleaning Basics
Here are a few basic tips to remember to keep your Glass top stove looking fresh and clean as new.
Clean while cool.
Never clean your stovetop while the surface is still hot.
Stay away from chemical cleaners.
There’s no need to pull out the heavy housekeeping chemical cleaners when cleaning these surfaces. After all, you don’t want residue from chemical cleaners to burn off as you cook, as they probably aren’t great for you to breathe in. In addition, harsh or especially abrasive cleaners can scratch your stovetop.
Consult your manufacturer’s instructions.
Certain ranges require you to use a specific type of cleaning product. Check care instructions so that you don’t accidentally void any warranties.
Use gentler tools.
Your stovetop is fairly resilient, but scouring pads or scrub brushes could leave scratches. Stick to softer cleaning materials, such as microfiber cloths or sponges. Razor blades are the exception to this rule, and we’ll discuss that later in the article.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- A spray bottle
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- A towel or washcloth
- A razor scraper
Daily Cleaning For Your Glass Top Stoves
The trick to keeping this surface clean and saving yourself more time, stress, and elbow grease is to stay ahead of the mess and not give it a chance to bake on in the first place.
Here’s how to keep your cooktop sparkling:
- Let the stovetop cool.
- Spray it with the vinegar or water.
- Wipe the liquid away with the microfiber cloth.
- Buff any streaks out with a dry cloth.
Step 1: Wipe the (completely cool!) stove down with a damp sponge to remove any crumbs. Then, spray it with a fine layer of vinegar, use the spray bottle, for convenience. This will cut through grease and begin to help soften the baked-on gunk.
Step 2: Cover any dirty spots with baking soda. It doesn’t have to be a ton, but any dirt should be covered completely. Wet the baking soda again with the vinegar and let sit for at least 15 minutes.
You can either leave the stovetop uncovered with the baking soda and vinegar mixture on it, or you can cover it with a towel dampened in water.
Step 3: Wet a towel with hot water and drape it over the entire stove top surface. Leave the towel there for at least 15 minutes so the warm water and baking soda can loosen stuck-on crud.
Step 4: After about 15 minutes have passed, use the towel or washcloth to scrub and wipe away the debris on the stove. The baking soda is a good, natural abrasive that won’t scratch the glass stovetop surface, so you don’t have to worry.
Step 5: Wipe your stove top down again with vinegar and a microfiber cloth, then buff it with a dry cloth for a streak-free shine.
How To Deep Clean Your Glass Top Stove
When thinking about how to clean a glass-top stove, it’s important to consider the inevitable burnt-on rings around the burners or epoxy-like gunk that just won’t disappear.
This is the time to call in the big guns: a handheld razor blade. However, before trying this method, check the manufacturer’s care instructions. If they caution against using razor blades, do not proceed.
Spray vinegar onto the cool stove surface to loosen burnt-on food. Next, holding the blade as flat as possible against the stove, lightly scrape at stubborn residue using uniform pressure on the blade.
Do not use the corners, which may etch or scratch the glass-top surface. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe away any removed material. Repeat until the surface is free of stuck-on gunk.
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