Glass Stove Top Nightmare

Glass Stove Top Nightmare

Over boiling something can cause havoc on your glass stove top. Here’s how to get these stubborn stains to disappear without scratching the glass.

For most of us, the kitchen is one of our favorite nooks in the house. This is where all the cooking activities take place and this is where the most used item is our stove. When it comes to glass stoves, they are being admired for their modern, sleek design and simplicity. They are quite a beauty in our kitchen, particularly their shiny stove top. They can also function as an extra counter space for some of our kitchen wares. However, if used regularly, the beauty eventually fades, especially if not cleaned daily. Infrequent cleaning will result in stubborn stains and scratches caused by regular cooking activities. Once these stains dry out, they can be quite difficult to get rid of without harming or damaging the top surface.

It is unavoidable that there will be stains due to over boiling or other forms of cooking, so it is best that you know how to properly clean your glass stove top without spending too much money and without hurting the surface. The following guidelines can help you in cleaning stains and spills.

Go Through Your Pantry

Rather than spending cash on costly cleaning products, you can use baking soda and white vinegar to get the job done. Mixing both can help in cleaning your stove top but you can also use them separately.

Polish with Vinegar

After the burners cool down, spray the top surface of your stove with white vinegar then wipe down with a damp cloth to strip off any stains. This will also degrease the top. White vinegar is very economical and is readily available in grocery and drugstores.

Sprinkle with Baking Soda

Your ever-reliable baking soda is also a very effective natural cleaning agent because of its mild alkali that helps in breaking down grime and grit. By sprinkling it all over the surface its mild abrasive characteristic will make cleaning more effective and successful without scraping the glass. You can manually scrub the stove top with baking soda by using a towel until the soda is gone and the surface is shiny again.

Wet Towel Cover-Up

With hot water placed in a bucket, put in a clean bath towel or 2 smaller towels to dampen. After a few seconds squeeze the towel and place it on your stove top to cover the surface. Let the towel sit for about 15 minutes to drench and loosen the debris that has accumulated on your glass stove top. Wipe clean and dry with a soft towel followed by a white vinegar rub to make it shine.

It’s inevitable when cooking that there will be times when there are spills and dropped food particles. By cleaning the surface of your glass stove top as soon as it cools down using the above methods, your glass stove top will continue to look like new for many years.