Glass top stoves are a popular choice for many homeowners because they are easy to clean and don’t require any special care. However, if you’re not careful, you can easily scratch the surface of your glass-top stove. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to clean a glass-top stove without scratching it. Keep reading to learn more!
What to Use to Clean Glass Top Stoves
A glass cooktop is a great feature in any kitchen. It is easy to clean and does not require any special supplies. In most cases, you can use the same supplies you use to clean your other kitchen surfaces.
Melissa’s YouTube video details safe step-by-step instructions for cleaning a glass cooktop. Other videos we found recommend using products and razors that may scratch or damage the glass. Don’t follow any instructions that recommend using a razor!
- Microfiber cloth
- Rubber Gloves
- Dish Soap
- Your choice of cleaning solution, baking soda, or Barkeeper’s Friend.
- Hot Water
- Plastic Scraper
Step-By-Step How to Clean Glass Cooktop
Before cleaning, always ensure your cooktop is completely cooled off. To begin, scrape off stuck grime with a plastic scraper. You never want to use a metal scraper, such as a razor blade, because it can scratch the glass cooktop.
Next, choose your main cleaning solution. You can clean naturally with baking soda or with other cleaning solutions such as Barkeeper’s Friend Glass Cooktop Cleaner.
How to Clean a Glass Stove Top Naturally
Always make sure the stovetop is completely cooled down before cleaning it. Keeping your glass stove top clean can prevent damage and issues that can lead to expensive repairs or replacements. Check out this video from Clean My Space, for a full step-by-step demonstration of how to clean a glass stove top naturally with baking soda.
Step 1: Put your gloves on and prepare a bowl of hot water and dish soap. Place a few rags into the bowl.
Step 2: Sprinkle baking soda onto the stove top; make sure it is covered well.
Step 3: Take the rags from the bowl of water and dish soap and wring them out slightly, then lay them on top of the baking soda you sprinkled on the cooktop.
Step 4: After 15-30 minutes, remove the rags and wipe up the baking soda and grime as you remove them.
Step 5: Use the soft side of the sponge to soak up any access moisture or debris.
Step 6: To finish, take the microfiber cloth and buff the stove top for shine.
Clean a Glass Range Top with Barkeeper’s Friend
If you prefer using heavier cleaning solutions, Bakerkeeper’s Friend Glass Cooktop Cleaner is a well-trusted option. Check out this video for more information about how to clean a glass stove top with Barkeeper’s Friend and the supplies they have to make cleaning easier.
Step 1: Scrape as much stuck-on debris as possible with a plastic scraper.
Step 2: Wet a sponge with warm water and pour Barkeeper’s Friend onto the sponge and some onto the glass stove top.
Step 3: Use the sponge in a circular motion to clean the BKF and residue off the stovetop. Don’t let the solution stay on the glass cooktop longer than five minutes.
Step 4: Rinse the sponge under warm water and squeeze out cleaner and residue and wipe away any more debris from the cooktop. Continue doing this until there is no cleaner or debris left.
The easiest way to keep your glass cooktop clean is to clean it after each use. Removing spills or stains as soon as they happen will make them easier to remove and save you time in the long run.
If you are experiencing issues with your glass stove top or have more questions about how to clean a glass stove top, reach out to the range repair experts at Solar Refrigeration and Appliance Service.