- Add some dish soap and spread it with a non-abrasive sponge, like a Scrub Daddy. “Dish soap helps the scraper to glide better,” Kananen says.
- Scrape the surface following the instructions with your chosen device.
- Wipe with a damp microfiber cloth and then with a dry one so there are no streaks or product left.
Once a month do a full stove, grates, and countertop deep-cleaning routine that will tackle stubborn splatters with a spritz of a commercial or DIY cleaning solution. You should also consider throwing in a thorough cleanse of your dishwasher while maintaining a clean glass stove top.
Preventing scratches and damage on a glass stove tops
Many people don’t realize that glass stove tops can be as finicky as cast iron. It’s important to avoid any harsh chemicals that could scratch, wear away, or leave residue on your glass surface. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions while preparing to clean your stove top. For example, you may want to pass on a razor blade or scrubber if it would leave scratches or nicks in your specific glass stove top. You also want to make sure you aren’t using any toxic cleaners near your food surface. Avoid Windex and other glass cleaners because they can damage your clean glass stove top and release ammonia. Stick to the cooktop cleaners that target maintaining the shiny black glass of your stove.
Steel wool scrubbers are another big no-no when it comes to stove cleaning since the rough texture can damage delicate glass and leave marks. Even fine metallic textures, like Brillo pads, can mess with the glass stove top.
How do you clean a burnt glass stove top?
If the surface of the stove has stubborn stains and needs a heavy-duty cleaning, use dish soap and spread it around in circular motions with a scrubber or scrub brush. Kananen likes to use her Scrub Daddy. She then uses a razor blade to scrape the entire surface to remove stubborn stains. “Many people are afraid to use the scraper,” Kananen says. “But it’s an important tool for burnt stains.”
Lastly, she wipes the glass cooktop with a damp microfiber cloth (wring out any excess water before using it). The damp cloth will get rid of any extra grime. Once the entire surface is dry, you can scrape off any remaining stains or burns. To round it off, rub the surface with a dry cloth to banish any remaining debris and streaks. Repeat as necessary.
How do you get stubborn marks off a glass stove top?
Use an oven cleaner and some elbow grease to clean the glass stove and get the gunk off. A cleaning product like Power Paste can get rid of buildup and polish the glass stove surface. Otherwise, stick to common cleaning items like baking soda and white vinegar. “Usually, people think that the detergent matters the most, but what’s just as important is the tools you’re working with because the two work together,” Kananen says. Keep in mind that extra grime and stubborn stains will have to face some sort of scraper or razor blade.
What is the best cleaner for glass stove tops?
Even if you don’t know anything about how to clean a glass stove top, know that you can’t go wrong with dish soap. “Dish soap helps the scraper to glide better,” Kananen says. Since the sudsy cleaner can be used in other rooms of the house, consider buying it in bulk on Amazon. Cleaning aficionados swear by these stove top cleaners: Bar Keepers Friend Multipurpose Cooktop cleaner and Mr. Clean MagicEraser for their finesse when it comes to getting rid of grime. You’ll also want to have spray bottles, scrapers, scouring pads, and soft cloths on hand.
What should you not use on a glass stove top?
Many people don’t realize that glass stove tops can be as finicky as cast iron. It’s important to avoid any harsh chemicals that could scratch, wear away, or leave residue on your glass surface. You want to make sure you aren’t using any toxic cleaners near your food surface either. Avoid Windex and other glass cleaners, because they can actually damage your clean glass stove top and release ammonia. Stick to the cooktop cleaners that target the shiny black glass of your stove.