How To Clean Glass Stove Top (7 Easy Steps)

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A glass stovetop’s professional appearance adds sophistication and style to your kitchen. However, unlike other surfaces, it needs special care and cleaning. Glass-top stoves can be difficult to clean. A few drops of water can leave a crusty layer around the burner. This is not something you can simply wipe off. Over time, burn marks can accumulate and make your stove look dirty.

This is how to clean a glass stovetop. It will remove any baked-on or caked-on residue. Only natural ingredients are used to preserve the surface’s durability and your health during peak season.

How To Clean a Glass Stovetop

What you’ll need:

  • Use dish towels
  • Microfiber cloths
  • White vinegar

1. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the stovetop clean

To remove any crumbs, make sure your stovetop has been completely cooled. Before you begin cleaning your glass stovetop, ensure that it is fully cooled. Safety first! Safety first!

To dry the cloth, use another clean cloth. Because microfiber cloths are super absorbent, they outlast other cloths. You can remove as much as 99% of bacteria from a surface. To remove streaks, wipe the top with a microfiber towel.

2. Sprinkle baking soda on the stovetop

Sprinkle 1 cup baking soda evenly over the entire cooktop. Don’t overdo it. Next, take the wet rag out of the cleaning solution and use your hands to wring off approximately half the moisture. The rag should not be wet, but it shouldn’t drip. The remaining cleaning solution should be thrown out.

The T-shirt or rag can be placed over the cooktop and left to dry for between 15-30 minutes. This will allow the baking soda to settle onto any grit. The baking soda will not dry on the cooktop if it is covered with a wet rag.

3. Spray the stovetop using vinegar

You probably have white vinegar in your spray bottle if you are a regular clean-with-vinegar person. Spray away if you have it. You can also put your thumb on the top of the bottle to shake it and then pour some onto your stovetop. The mixture should foam in either case.

4. Place a dish towel, damp and soapy, on the stovetop ​

Use a large towel to wipe the stovetop. The towel should be left on the stovetop for at least fifteen minutes to allow the soapy and warm water to loosen any stuck-on crud. After removing the towel, use a non-abrasive scrub pad to target trouble spots and wipe clean. You can set your own timer, but it’s not possible to overcook the towel.

5. Use the dish towel to wipe the stovetop clean.

After performing all the above steps, your glass stove is probably quite clean. You just need to use a dish towel to wipe everything, helping to keep the kitchen surface as clean as possible.

6. Scrape Away Burnt Food Particles

You can remove food that has been burned by using a safety razor or a hard plastic scraper. Use a microfiber towel to dry the food. To soften the food, place the towel for 15 minutes on the areas that have been burned. Slowly scrape the food that has been burned with a safety razor blade or plastic scratcher.

Use a damp sponge to clean up any debris. To remove any food that has been burned, you may have to scrape it again. To avoid scratching the cooktop’s surface, it is best to remove gunk in thin layers.

7. Use vinegar to spray the stovetop and wipe it with a microfiber towel

To give the stovetop a final clean, spray it with more vinegar. Then use a microfiber cloth and wipe it down to buff it to a sparkling shine. For easy cleaning, repeat the process weekly. You can now use your stove for cooking. You can also cook it. Remember to wipe it down after you’re done. This will save you tons of time over the long term.

How Often Should A Glass Cooktop Be Cleaned?

The cooktop should always be cleaned after each use. It is possible to prevent the buildup of grease and other substances that could cause damage to the surface by wiping off spills immediately. If grease and grime are allowed to build up, it will be “baked on” by heat exposure and make it much harder to clean. A glass cooktop must be cleaned regularly, even if it is not used frequently.

Stovetop Cleaning: The Do’s and Don’ts

These are some tips to help you keep your stovetop clean.

Use of abrasive scrubbers: While it might be tempting to use a sponge or steel wool to remove stubborn stains, it is best to stay clear of them. They can scratch the stovetop or leave deep pits and grooves.

Too much pressure: While elbow grease is a great way to clean the stovetop; it can cause damage. The glass could break if you forcefully clean it by leaning on the stovetop and putting too much weight on it.

Too much heat: Don’t use cleaners to clean your stovetop while it is still hot. Some cleaners can quickly burn and cause damage to the stovetop.

Conclusion

It doesn’t have to be difficult to clean a stovetop made of glass. However, it will be easier to clean your glass stovetop if you do it more often than you need. The cleanup is easy and non-stressful. This article will show you how to clean a glass stovetop. It will also help you save time in the kitchen.

About Albana Bennett

I am a baking nerd and resident pastry magician dubbed one of America’s Greatest New Pastry Chefs by Food & Wine. I am always trying to keep it easy in the kitchen. I actually likes making doughs of each type. Spirit meals: Whipped cream.

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