In this post, you will learn how to clean your glass top stove and how to keep it clean at all times, without scratching it. Making it look like a brand-new stovetop again.
Owning a glass top stove definitely adds a cool and sleek look to your kitchen. However, since you own one, you realize how hard it can be to keep spotless. When we clean people’s homes, they often tell us they can’t get stubborn burn marks off the burners or they can never seem to get it to look like new again!
Checklist Before Cleaning Glass Top Stove
We know that you are eager to just get started and wipe those stains or burn marks away, but keep the following things in mind before cleaning:
- Make sure it is cool. This might be obvious, but never clean your glass top stove surface is still hot.
- No heavy chemicals. You don’t need to take out your most aggressive cleaning products when cleaning this type of surface. You won’t want any residue left behind, and it might not be good for your health to breathe in those chemicals when cook after cleaning it. Also, stay away from abrasive steel wool pads or sponges as this will scratch your stovetop.
- Check the instruction booklet. Depending on the manufacturer of your stove there may be certain products they recommend you use. You won’t want to void any factory warranties because you used the wrong cleaning product, and it ruins your sleek glass stovetop.
- Keep it soft. Most glass stovetops are pretty resistant to scratching, but as we said above, stay away from scouring pads, scrub pads, or steel brushes. Stick to the softer side with microfiber cloths or sponges. Using a razor blade is one exception, but we will go over that in detail shortly.
Best Daily Cleaning Tips for Glass Top Stoves
Keeping your stovetop clean comes with regular cleaning after each use. Once the stove has cooled down from cooking, it’s best to wipe down your stovetop to prevent residue from building up.
Below are the tools you will need for regular daily cleaning:
- A spray bottle of water or distilled white vinegar
- Microfiber cloths
Now, these are the steps we recommend you take in order to maintain your stovetop after each use:
- Let the stovetop cool down.
- Spray the top with water or distilled white vinegar.
- Wipe the liquid away with one of the microfiber cloths.
- Buff any streaks out with a dry microfiber cloth.
This prevents any buildup from happening which usually leads to very tough burn marks that seem to never come up.
Best Cleaning Tips for Dirtier Glass Top Stoves
Every two weeks or once a month you will want to take your cleaning a bit further and be a little more thorough. We put together the best way to do a deep clean on your stove to ensure it remains looking new at all times.
Below are the tools you will need for a biweekly or monthly deep clean:
- Baking soda
- A spray bottle of distilled white vinegar
- A clean towel
- A clean bucket filled with hot water
- Microfiber cloths
We recommend the following steps to complete your deep clean:
- Let your glass top stove cool down and spray the surface with the distilled white vinegar.
- Take the baking soda and sprinkle a generous amount over the vinegar you just sprayed, make sure to cover most of the stovetop.
- Take your microfiber cloth, dunk it in the bucket of hot water, and ring out the excess water.
- Place the towel over the baking soda and vinegar, covering the stovetop.
- Let sit for about 10-15 minutes.
- Remove the towel, take your microfiber cloth and wipe away the excess baking soda and vinegar.
- Spray the stovetop again with vinegar and use a dry microfiber cloth to buff out any residues left behind.
- Repeat the steps above as necessary until your glass top stove is clean.
How to Remove Burnt-On Grease from Stove Top
If your glass top stove has burnt rings around the burners that just don’t seem to come off or it seems like there is a glue-like substance stuck to the surface, then this section is for you. When done properly and carefully a razor blade will become your stove top’s new companion for as long as you own it.
Below are the tools you will need to remove the burn marks from your stovetop:
- A razor blade that comes with a holder to keep your fingers safe
- A spray bottle with distilled white vinegar
- A clean microfiber cloth
We recommend the following steps to get those stubborn marks off:
- Before you start scraping away, make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions booklet. Sometimes they ask you don’t use razor blades on the surface. If you can’t find your booklet, it can usually be found on the manufacturer’s website.
- Make sure that the stovetop is cooled down completely before starting this process.
- Spray the distilled vinegar on the areas where you have burnt on grease or residue.
- Take the razor blade, hold it at a slight angle, and gently start to scrape under the burnt-on residue. Keep in mind to never use the edge of the razorblade as this could scratch the glass top stove.
- Take your microfiber cloth and wipe away the lifted residue.
- Repeat the above steps as many times as necessary until your glass top stove looking like new again.
At Helpro we treat every home we clean as if it were our own. Never cutting corners and always having strong attention to the details.
Whether you need a little help around the house after a special event or you just need some help with routine cleaning, we have your back. Contact us today to get your free quote.