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!
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5 Ways To Clean A Glass Stovetop
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.)
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.
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!
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!
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
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?