November 27, 2023
The heart of any kitchen is undoubtedly the stove, and if you've opted to have a glass stove top, you know that it adds a touch of modern to your space. However, similarly to stainless steel, with great style comes some responsibility, as glass stove tops require a bit of extra care to keep them looking pristine. Here we'll walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to clean glass stove tops, ensuring they shine as brightly as the delicious meals you cook on them.
Six Different Ways to Clean Your Glass Stove Top
Step 1: Surface Wipe Down
Start by removing any loose debris, such as crumbs or food particles, from the surface of your glass stove top. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently wipe away the surface dirt, being careful not to scratch the glass.
Step 2: Soapy Solution
Mix a few shakes of Blueland Dish Soap with warm water to create a soapy solution. Dip your cloth or sponge into the mixture and gently scrub the entire glass surface. This will help break down grease and stubborn residue.
Step 3: Vinegar Magic
For tougher stains and built-up grime, vinegar is your secret weapon. Apply white vinegar directly to the problem areas and let it sit for a few minutes. The acidity of vinegar helps dissolve stubborn residue. Afterward, wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth to remove the vinegar and any loosened grime.
Step 4: Baking Soda Boost
For those persistent, cooked-on stains, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the affected areas. Dampen your cloth or sponge and gently scrub in a circular motion. The baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive, aiding in the removal of tough stains without scratching the glass surface.
Step 5: Razor Scraper Precision
For any remaining stubborn spots, a razor scraper can be used carefully. Hold the blade at a 45-degree angle to the glass and gently scrape off residue. Be cautious not to use excessive force or scrape at a sharp angle to avoid scratching the surface.
Step 6: Polish and Shine
Once you've removed all the grime and residue, it's time to polish your glass stove top to a sparkling finish. Use a microfiber or lint-free cloth to buff the surface, removing any remaining streaks or water spots.
How Often Should You Clean A Glass Stove Top?
How often you clean your glass stove top depends on your cooking habits and how often you use the stove. However, a general recommendation is to perform routine cleaning after every cooking session to prevent the buildup of grime and stains. Here's a more detailed breakdown:
- Wipe down the glass stove top with a soft cloth or sponge after each use to remove any spills, splatters, or food particles.
- If you notice any visible stains or spills, address them promptly to prevent them from hardening and becoming more challenging to clean later.
- Perform a more thorough cleaning at least once a week to address any accumulated grime and maintain the overall appearance of the glass surface.
- Use a mild soapy solution or a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the surface, followed by a dry, lint-free cloth to polish and remove streaks.
Monthly Deep Cleaning:
- Once a month, consider a deeper cleaning session that includes the use of baking soda or a specialized cooktop cleaner to tackle any stubborn stains or buildup.
- Inspect the edges and crevices of the stove top for any hidden residue that may have accumulated.
- Adjust your cleaning frequency based on how often you use the stove and the type of cooking you do. If you frequently cook greasy or sticky foods, you may need to clean the stove more often.
- Address spills or boil-overs promptly to prevent them from baking onto the surface.
6 Things You Should Never Do On A Glass Stove
- Use coarse sponges or steel wool
- Cleaning while the stove is still hot
- Using glass cleaner
- Resting hot lids on a cool stove face down
- Sliding heavy cookware across the surface
- Not cleaning your glass stove top after you use it
Maintaining a spotless glass stove top may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth it. By following this comprehensive guide, you'll not only keep your kitchen looking sleek and stylish but also ensure that your glass stove top continues to be a reliable and beautiful centerpiece for your kitchen. Happy cleaning!