How To Clean One Of The Trickiest Surfaces In Your Kitchen

Glass Stove Top

I’ve never personally had a glass stovetop at home, but we do have one over at the OGT Studio. After months of cooking all sorts of recipes and making homemade products for blog posts, the stovetop was in definite need of attention! One of the drawbacks of glass stovetops is how quickly a spill near a burner can turn into a tough, baked-on mess. So I started “scouring” the web for the best way clean up our stove! ;-)

I ended up discovering a handful of useful methods, and I’ll be sharing those with you today. It’s always nice to have options when you’re cleaning tricky baked-on messes, because what works for one might not work for another. So give a couple of these methods a try on your own glass stove, and it will be sparkling clean before you know it!

5 Ways To Clean A Glass Stovetop

Glass Stove Top

1. Bar Keepers Friend

Bar Keepers Friend has come through for me time and time again when it comes to tackling tough messes! I used their Multipurpose Cooktop Cleaner on our studio stove, and I couldn’t believe what a difference it made! (It even comes with a handy non-abrasive scouring cloth you can use.)

Related: 14 Things You Can Clean With Bar Keepers Friend That Will Amaze You

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2. Razor Blade

Sometimes burnt-on stove messes are so stubborn that you simply have to scrape them off. Some people suggest using a regular razor blade, but that can easily scratch up the glass. I recommend using a plastic razor blade instead, which is much less likely to leave behind unsightly scratches.

Glass Stove Top

3. White Vinegar

For everyday cleaning, white vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleaner for your stove. Just spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean. The surface will be left clean and super shiny!

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4. Magic Eraser

For small splatters and small crusty spots around the burners, use a damp magic eraser to gently scrub away the mess. You should always be careful when using magic erasers on shiny surfaces, but they can help make the job a lot easier when used correctly!

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5. Baking Soda & Vinegar Treatment

Glass stovetops need a good deep cleaning every once in a while. I recommend a simple treatment with baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Spray white vinegar over your stovetop, then sprinkle a bit of baking soda onto the wet surface. The baking soda will react with the vinegar, creating a fizzy cleaner that will help loosen up tough grime.
  2. Next, wet a towel with warm, soapy water and spread it out over the baking soda and vinegar. Let the towel sit for about 15 minutes to rehydrate any baked-on gunk, and to allow the dish soap to cut through any greasy messes.
  3. Remove the towel, and use more vinegar and a clean cloth to wipe the surface clean. Finally, use a dry microfiber cloth to buff the surface to a sparkling shine!

Related: 22 Magic Eraser Tips To Make Dirt Disappear

Cleaning your glass stove is great, but avoiding all that work by keeping it clean is even better! ;-) Just follow the simple tips below to prevent tough messes from forming in the first place.

Glass Stove Top

BONUS: 3 Ways To Keep Your Glass Stovetop Clean

Tip #1: Always clean up spills and messes as soon as possible, but never add water if the cooktop is hot enough to steam.

Tip #2: Always dry off the bottoms of your pots and pans before placing them on a burner.

Tip #3: Beware of pots boiling over! Turn down the heat preemptively to avoid spills that turn into tough messes.

If you have a glass stovetop, do you have any tips for keeping it clean?

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  • I have a question about these stove tops: has anyone had hot sugar (as in when making fudge) put divots in their ceramic top? One of the first times I used mine was to make some peanut butter fudge, and I dropped a smidge of the sugar/milk mixture onto the stove (not on the burner part). I wiped it up immediately, but the damage was done – I had about five small divots where the sugar mixture had been. The rest of my stove looks good after 15 years but for those divots.

  • I have had my GE glass cooking top for 15 years. It still looks like brand new! I use “Cerama Bryte” Glass-Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner, along with the scraper and cleaning pad. You can watch a video at and also order their products online. For $14.00 they offer a 10 oz bottle, plus the scraper and cleaning pad.
    You can also buy it at Lowe’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Home Depot. 1-800-578-4663

  • Thank you for the timely post! I absolutely loath my glass cooktop… I’ve now cracked my second one. At $1,000+ each, I’d love to know if there is a way to repair it, even if temporarily. My next replacement will be going to gas I guess.

  • is there anyway to disguise the small scratches on these cooktops? We have a new stove like this that came with our home and it has a couple of small scratches that look unsightly on top

  • Thanks for the stove top cleaning instructions! I would also love to learn how to easily clean in-between the glass window frame on the front of the oven. It looks terrible!

  • wouldn’t it be nice if at the end of such an interesting article there was a short printable memo we could keep without having to print so many pages.

  • I use the little scraper from Pampered Chef to scrape of the hardened spots. I’ve never heard of a plastic razor blade, I learn something new every time I’m on your site. Thanks Jillee!!

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