You can clean your glass top stove naturally with these six quick steps, without resorting to harsh chemicals that could possibly contaminate your food. Be environmentally-friendly and keep your body healthy with your food and your kitchen.
How to Clean a Glass Top Stove Basic Tips
With their clean and smooth lines, glass top stoves are becoming increasingly popular but there are serious tradeoffs for that modern sleekness – an oil splatter can easily become a black burn. Let these quick fixes help with those tough stains and enjoy the look and experience of cooking on glass tops.
- Never clean your glass top while it’s still hot. Make sure it is completely cool and check your light indicator because it will tell you when it’s safe to start cleaning.
- Routinely clean your glass top, whether it needs a thorough cleaning or not. Just make a habit of giving it a wipe off.
- White distilled vinegar (it has many uses), lemon juice and baking soda can and will deal with those food stains that are too stubborn to be wiped off.
- If you have special scrapers or razor blades, use them with care when liftin burnt food debris. Frankly, there is no other way.
- Clean stains and errant food immediately, and don’t leave them until later. Sauces, spills and grease – see them, wipe them. You can also adapt these basic cleaning guidelines for your outdoor kitchen.
How to clean a glass top stove the natural way
What you will need:
- White distilled vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Razor blade or special scraper
(1) Wipe down
First, check whether the stove has totally cooled down then spray the surface with distilled white vinegar. Wipe off with a clean dampened cloth.
(2) Sprinkle with baking soda
After wiping off the surface, sprinkle liberally with baking soda. Baking soda is a known natural cleaner because of its alkali content which breaks down grime, grease, and grit. Additionally, because baking soda is a very mild abrasive, it cleans without scratching the glass.
(3) Towel Treatment
Wet an old but clean towel with hot water or fill a basin or pail with hot water and then wet thoroughly. Now wring the towel out so it is damp. Leave the towel on top of the glass-topped stove for 15 to 20 minutes. The damp heat will loosen and soak the crud and grit on the stove top.
(4) Scrub, Rinse, and Repeat
Work vigorously to scrub off the crud and grime, sprinkling liberally with baking soda as you scrub the surface. After that, wash with hot water, then rinse, wring and repeat the process until you have cleaned as much as you can.
Using a razor scraper or a special scraper meant for cleaning a glass top stove, scrape off the stubborn and burnt food and crud. Remember to scrape off gently and in one area at a time – you won’t scratch the glass if you scrape off with even motions. We also recommend that you use a razor blade with a graspable handle.
(6) Final Wipe Off
Lastly, give a last and final wipe by spraying distilled white vinegar and then wiping off with a dampened cloth. Finally, buff with a lint-free dry cloth.