The Best Way To Clean A Glass Top Stove

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Glass-top stoves are a new definition of a modern kitchen. They are sleek, elegant, and add a minimalist look to any kitchen counter. You would believe that since they are flat and have no metal rings, they are easier to clean. Well, that’s not really the case. Dirt, grime, and burned food can easily build up and become a rock-hard crust that is really hard to clean.

But you also wouldn’t want to use abrasive cleaning sprays and scrubbers on your new glass-top stove that will do more damage than cleaning. So what’s the solution?

We are sharing with you the best way to clean a glass-top stove, and that too without emptying your pockets! The tips will help you get your smooth, shining cooktop back in no time!

Things That You’ll Need:
Paper Towels
A Washcloth
A Spray Bottle
White Vinegar
Baking Soda
A Razor Scraper
Hot Soapy Water
A Microfiber Cloth

Steps To Clean A Glass Top Stove

Prepare Your Stove Top
Before you get started with the cleaning process, make sure that the stove has been completely cooled. This will not only save your hands from burning but will also prevent the cleaning solvent from sticking to the surface. Now, remove as much loose debris and liquid as you can with the help of paper towels.

Spray White Vinegar On Your Stove Top
Pour white, distilled vinegar into a small spray bottle and spray it all over the surface of your stove. Any surface cleaner will get this job done, but vinegar is inexpensive and is always on hand. If you don’t have vinegar in your home, you can use lemons to clean your stove instead!

Sprinkle The Baking Soda On Your Stove Top
Once you have sprayed vinegar on your cooktop, it is time to use another cleaning agent. Cover the entire surface of your stove with baking soda. It is a great natural cleaner, as the mild alkali helps break down grit and grime more easily. You can also use old cheese containers to sprinkle the soda.

Cover The Cooktop With Washcloth
Make hot soapy water in a bucket or a bowl. Place the washcloth in hot water. Wring out the washcloth and place it on the stovetop to completely cover the surface. Leave the cloth in place for about 15-30 minutes to let the water soak into the crud that has accumulated.

Scrub The Surface Of Your Stove Top
Remove the washcloth from the stove’s surface. Now wipe down the cooktop in a zig-zag pattern. Use elbow grease to diligently remove the grime from the stove. Rinse your towel and repeatedly scrub until there is no baking soda left on the stove

Use A Razor Scraper If Needed
While the stovetop is still damp, carefully use a razor blade to scrape off any stubborn crud that is still sticking to it. Do it gently. Work on one spot at a time and with an even motion to avoid scratching the glass. Use a blade that is easy to hold and use.

Buff The Stovetop With A Microfiber Cloth
Finally, wipe off all the muck again with the vinegar and the damp cloth. Once everything is clean, use the microfiber cloth to buff the stovetop for a dry shine.

Additional Tips

Always wear gloves while dampening the cloth.
See your manufacturer’s instructions beforehand, as certain stovetops require specific cleaning products and tools.
Use gentler tools. We suggest nylon pot scrubbers that are less harsh on the glass. For the final finish, use a sponge or a microfiber cloth.
It is a good idea to clean your stovetop regularly, or if possible, after each use.

If you have a glass-top stove in your home and need repair services for it, our experts at Able Appliance & HVAC Service can help! Contact us at 703-916-0509 or 703-330-4772 for instant repair services!

December 2018




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