Cooktop Cove: 7 tips for cleaning your glass-top stove
The sleek design of a glass top stove seems as though it would be easier to clean than a traditional stove top. If you're not consistent with cleaning it, however, you might find that it doesn't simply wipe clean.
These seven tips will help you restore your stovetop to brand new condition. With regular cleaning, you might be able to say goodbye to scrubbing forever!
Commercial products formulated for glass top stoves are the easiest to grab and use. A soft scrub product, a non-abrasive scouring pad and a glass top stove razor scraper will help you clean your stovetop with ease. Simply squirt a generous amount of soft scrub cleaner on the glass and scrub with the scouring pad. Scrape the burnt areas, such as around the burner rings, with a razor scraper. Wipe clean to reveal a spotless surface.
You don't need to purchase a commercial cleaner for just your glass cooktop. This DIY cleaner requires only three ingredients: dish soap, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. Simply squirt the dish soap directly onto the surface of your stovetop. Sprinkle generously with baking soda and then a bit of hydrogen peroxide. Grab a sponge and gently scrub. Wipe clean.
A stiff scrub brush gives you that extra bit of scrubbing power to get through the toughest burned-on grime. The handle gives you leverage without putting excess pressure on your hands and wrists. Scrub brushes work well with both commercial and homemade glass cooktop cleaners.
For general cleaning, this simple technique couldn't be easier. Sprinkle baking soda over the surface of your stovetop. Lay a hot, soapy dish towel on top of the baking soda. Wait 15 minutes, then use the dish towel to scrub the surface gently. Rinse and wipe clean.
If you have burnt-on food but don't have a razor scraper handy, just grab a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Dampen it and gently rub on the hard-to-remove residue — no need to scrub.
Don't clean your entire stovetop with baking soda when only a small area is dirty. An old toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste easily lift small spills. If you don't have a toothpaste with grit, dip the toothbrush in baking soda.
The acid in lemon juice helps lift grime. Generously sprinkle baking powder over the glass surface, then squeeze lemon juice on top. Allow to fizz and work for 10 minutes before gently scrubbing with a sponge. Wipe clean to reveal a shining glass surface.
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