How To Clean A Glass Stove Top

Posted on: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2022-11-05

Before you start

First of all, let the stove top cool down after any cooking you might have been doing before. The next step would be to do an initial surface wipe with a sponge and some water. It would be the preparation step before applying any heavy cleaning solution to the surface.

Use vinegar to clean the surface

Vinegar is a common kitchen cleaning solution. It is also one of the cheapest. You can use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or even distilled white vinegar. Simply pour a small amount onto a damp cloth and rub it into the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off any remaining residue.

Baking soda with towel and hot water

Generously sprinkle baking soda over the stove glass top. Cover the surface with a towel (do not use a nice one for this step). Then pour over the towel some hot water for the towel to soak. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Work the towel over any stains on the glass top surface for as long as the stains dissolve. Wipe it all off and clean the surface with some water and a paper towel. Repeat until no stains are left.

For heavy stains you can use a razor blade

Be very careful with any cutting tools. Especially so with a razor blade. At an acute angle of ~ 20° cut off any heavy stains. Better apply many low-pressure cuts rather than a few heavy ones for safety. Try not to scratch the glass top. When thick parts of the stains are cut off, use some other method to remove any remaining spots.

Hydrogen peroxide + baking soda + dish soap

Squirt some dish soap all over your glass stove top and use a dish scrubber to make sure all stained surface is covered. Sprinkle baking soda over the stained area. Be generous with it. Add a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide. Apply it over stained areas for better effect. Scrub with a dish scrubber for a couple of minutes or as long as you see progress. Let the solution sit for about three minutes, then wipe the mix off the surface. You can use a water spray bottle and a sponge or a towel to remove any leftovers and get rid of any smell.