5 Simple Ways To Clean Your Glass Cooktop
How can you get tough on dirt without damaging your stove?
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Those who have a kitchen equipped with a glass cooktop likely have the same love-hate relationship with it that I have with mine. While I love the look of my glass stove top when it’s clean, the challenge is actually keeping it clean. I feel like every time I turn around, I notice tiny little grease spots or built-up food sprinkled all over the top of it. And those spots of rock-hard burnt food are always a challenge to clean off.
You have to be careful not to use any cleaners or abrasive scrubbers that might damage the glass surface. But while there are products on the market to aid in cleaning glass cooktops, I’ve found that they don’t always work as advertised.
So what’s an owner of a dirty glass cooktop to do? Try using one of these methods:
1. Use A Mix Of Vinegar And Baking Soda
For this method, you need a spray bottle, a towel or washcloth, a razor scraper, baking soda and white vinegar. First, make sure your cooktop is completely cooled down. Then, before applying any cleaning solution, wipe off all crumbs. Once the cooktop is crumb-free, add the vinegar to a spray bottle and spray the glass generously. The vinegar will not only help cut through the grease, but it will help soften that stubborn, baked-on food. Next, sprinkle the glass stove top with baking soda, making sure to cover the problem areas completely. Wet the baking soda again with the vinegar and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Then, using the towel, you should be able to easily wipe away the mess.
Should you encounter an area that just won’t come clean with this solution alone, then very carefully go over the area with the razor scraper. Again, make you’re super careful so you don’t end up scratching the surface of your cooktop with the blade.
2. Use A Mix Of Soap And Baking Soda
This video on YouTube shares one simple and effective way to clean your glass cooktop. First mix regular dish soap with hot water in a large bowl. Place a rag in the bowl so it absorbs the soapy mixture.
Next, generously sprinkle baking soda on the glass cooktop. Take the rag that’s saturated with the hot soapy water mixture and spread it out over your sprinkled baking soda. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and that’s it! After wiping up the baking soda, your glass cooktop should look significantly cleaner.
3. Use Magic Erasers
4. Use Toothpaste
One blogger says toothpaste is all she needs to help rid her glass cooktop of those stubborn areas of stuck-on food. She uses a toothbrush, but also says that you can just use your finger to apply the toothpaste, as there’s no need for scrubbing.
After allowing the toothpaste to sit for 15 minutes, you should be able to just wipe up the toothpaste and the dirt with a damp cloth!
5. Use Car Wax
Yup. The Krazy Koupon Lady suggests waxing your glass stovetop with car wax and wiping it off with paper towels. You know, just as you would for your car. The wax will aid in protecting the glass, meaning those stubborn, stuck-on food spots may become a thing of the past.
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