Glass stovetops are sleek and add a touch of elegance to your kitchen, but if you don’t know how to clean a glass stovetop properly, they can quickly be covered in streaks and stains.
How to Clean a Glass Stove Top
It’s important to use the correct cleaning supplies to prevent streaks, quickly clean stains, and prevent scratches.
What is the Best Thing to Clean Glass-Top Stoves?
There are many ways to clean a glass stove top with specific glass stove top cleaners, such as Barkeeper’s Friend Stove Top Cleaner, or you can clean with dish soap, vinegar, or baking soda.
- Your cleaner of choice: Stove Top Cleaner, Baking Soda, Vinegar, or dish soap.
- Water to rinse the cleaning solution off the stovetop.
- A scraper, like this Plastic Razor Scraper on Amazon. NEVER use a razor blade to scrape your glass stove top because it can scratch it.
- A soft cloth for buffing the cooktop to prevent streaks.
- Scrubbing tools such as a Magic Eraser, sponge, ScrubDaddy, or other similar nonabrasive scrubbers.
Does Vinegar Damage Glass-Top Stoves?
The short answer is no. Vinegar is non-abrasive and will not damage your glass cooktop. You can use vinegar as an all-purpose natural cleaner.
If you have any stubborn stains or messes, use vinegar and water solution. Mix equal parts vinegar and water to help lift and soften caked-on food and stains.
How Do You Clean a Burnt Glass Stove Top?
For burnt-on stains, start by using a plastic scraper and scrape off as much grime as you can.
Next, apply your glass stove top cleaner onto the soft side of a damp sponge and in circular motions, scrub the stovetop. Repeat as necessary and rinse well with water.
To prevent streaks from appearing on your cooktop, use a microfiber cloth to buff the surface to remove any remaining traces of the cleaning solution or moisture.
How to keep your Glass Stove Top Looking Like New
To keep your glass cooktop clean, wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Clean in between uses with vinegar and water solution in a spray bottle to spritz onto the stovetop and wipe away crumbs.
Only use cleaners that will not damage the glass stove top. Vinegar and baking soda are great natural ways to clean many surfaces, including glass. Remember to never use window cleaners or other glass cleaners unless they are for cleaning glass stove tops. Window cleaners can damage your cooktop and release ammonia, which can be toxic if ingested.
Finally, if you notice your stovetop isn’t working as it should or it has visible damage, call the stovetop repair experts at A Action Appliance Repair.