Cleaning Glass Stovetops like a Pro

by Super User
in Blog
on 26 May 2016
Glass Cooktop

Blog Highlights:

  • Reading the user manual or getting information from the manufacturer’s website can help you know how to clean your glass stove top properly
  • Make sure that you use cleansers that are not rough or too harsh so you can avoid damaging your stove
  • Never clean the stove immediately after use
  • Follow the commercial cleaner’s instructions carefully
  • You can make your own baking soda solution at home if you do not want to use commercial cleaners
  • Always test commercial cleaners on a small area of the stove first
  • Though the stove can easily withstand heavy pots and intense heat, improper cleaning can lead to irreversible damage

 

Cleaning glass stove tops can be very difficult, here’s how you can do it without breaking a sweat!

Cleaning glass stoves requires a bit of technique and finesse. If you want to make it look shiny and brand new, you need to follow this guide carefully so you can avoid damaging your stove and so that you can easily make it sparkle once more.

1.  Get the facts from the manufacturer

Many glass stove tops have product manuals upon purchase and many of the manufacturers also offer useful information about their products on their own website.  By doing your homework beforehand, you will be able to gain useful knowledge when it comes to cleaning your own glass stove top properly. The manufacturers can let you know what products to use and avoid while cleaning, and they can also provide you with useful techniques.  Keep in mind that though the stove can easily withstand heavy pots and intense heat, improper cleaning can lead to irreversible damage.

2. Get the proper tools and cleaners ready

Use gentle tools and cleaners. Make sure that your tools will not be too harsh on the stove and make sure that it will not cause discolorations or scratches.

3. Schedule your cleaning

Never clean your stove immediately after use. Schedule it for cleaning on times when it is not to be used. Clean it only when it is cool. Keep in mind that tough stains will require a lot of time and effort for proper removal.

4. Let it shine!

You can use a microfiber cloth or a dishtowel when wiping your stove, just be sure to avoid anything that can scratch its surface.
When using manufacturer-recommended products or a general glass stove top cleaner, be sure to follow the product’s instructions carefully. Many of these products require a multi step process especially when it comes to removing stains and burns.

Let the cleaner sit for a few minutes so that it will penetrate deep into baked-on or encrusted stains and marks.  Some products need to be applied with a buffing motion while others will require simple wiping. Keep in mind that each product might react differently to different stoves and stains. Only a few quick tests will help you determine which one is best for your needs.

5. Using baking soda

Instead of purchasing commercial glass stove top cleaners, you can opt to make your own baking soda solution by mixing 3-4 tablespoons of it with a bit of water in order to make a paste.

This solution can be used as a quick solution for getting rid of stains and burn marks on the range-top glass. You can spread it on dirt and stains, cover it with a warm rag for a few minutes, and then wipe it off with a soft rag afterward. While it may not be as effective as some commercial cleaners when it comes to removing tough stains, it will not be as harsh, and a few tries with it will usually do the trick.

6. Important reminders

When using commercial cleaners, always test it on a small inconspicuous area, knowing that even professional cleaners would never dare use a product without knowing what it could do to a stove first.

What cleaning supplies do you use for your stove at home? Let us know about your stove cleaning thoughts, tips, and tricks on the comments area below.

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