The Best Way to Clean a Glass stovetop

Glass stove tops are meant to look shiny and smooth. If they aren’t cleaned properly, it can impede the appliance’s ability to transmit heat to the cookware used on it. If your glass stovetop looks stained or otherwise ruined, it’s likely it just needs a good cleaning. Follow the steps below to have that glass stove top looking like new once again. 

Things You Will Need

  • Baking soda
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • A couple of soft cleaning cloths
  • Glass stovetop cleaner
  • A glass stovetop scraper, it necessary
  • Newspaper

Steps to Cleaning a Glass Stovetop

Step 1. Remove debris from the stovetop.

Before anything else, use an all-purpose cleaner to remove any food debris, grease, and grime from the top of your stove. 

Step 2. Spray stovetop with vinegar.

Spray a thin mist of vinegar on the stovetop, making sure to cover any burn marks generously. 

Step 3. Sprinkle baking soda over the glass surface. 

Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda over the surface of the stove. The baking soda will react with the vinegar that’s already there and create fizzing. This fizzing will help break down those burn marks. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. 

Step 4. Scrub with newspaper.

Use the newspaper to scrub the burn marks. Replace the newspaper if it becomes greasy or torn. 

Step 5. Rinse

Use a paper towel to remove most of the cleaning mixture and debris. Follow up with a damp cloth to remove any residue and buff to a shine with a soft cloth. 

This method should have removed most, if not all, of the burn marks/stains on your glass stovetop. If not, use a scraper made specifically for scraping glass stovetops to remove any stubborn stains. 

If your glass stovetop is especially grimy, you may need to purchase a cleaner made especially for cleaning glass stovetops. Simply follow the directions to reveal the shiny surface that’s underneath.