Find out how to easily clean a glass cooktop

One of the worst things about having a glass cooktop (or a glass cooktop stove) is that it never really looks clean. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to clean a glass cooktop to make it look better without using any harsh chemicals or spending money on special products.

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In order to get started on cleaning your glass cooktop you are going to need the following items.

  • Baking soda (the 2kg box of Arm & Hammer is great for cleaning)
  • Large bowl of hot water
  • Dish soap (we recommend Dawn)
  • Dish towels
  • Razor blade (optional)

Make sure your burners are all off and that the cooktop is completely cool before starting. If you’re cleaning a glass cooktop stove make sure the oven is off as well.

Steps for cleaning a glass cooktop

First, cover the entire cooktop with a layer of baking soda.

First step is using baking soda on the glass cooktop.

In a large bowl add hot water with a couple of squirts of dish soap.

Soak a large dish towel or two (you need to be able to cover the entire cooktop) in the hot water/soap mix.

Squeeze out about half the water from the towel/s and place over the baking soda-covered cooktop.

Let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Cover the baking soda with towels that have been soaked in dish soap.

After 15 minutes scrunch up the towel/s and use them to scrub the cooktop.

Wipe off any residue and check to see how clean the cooktop is.

The cooktop might need more cleaning after the first pass.
First pass with the baking soda mix. Better but not perfect yet.
Cleaning a glass cooktop
Closer look at the remaining gunk.

If this is the first time you are cleaning your glass cooktop or if it’s been a long time since you cleaned your cooktop you may notice lots of crud still burned on after the first pass. If that is the case repeat the above instructions letting the baking soda and hot towels sit for about 20 – 25 minutes and do another check.

If there is still heavy gunk visible after doing the baking soda procedure a second time use a razor blade (one from a utility knife will do) and gently scrape the gunk, working towards the elements.

DO NOT PRESS HARD while doing this as you could scratch the glass cooktop. The burned on gunk will peel off as you do this even lightly.

Use a razor to get the caked on gunk off the cooktop.
Scraping the gunk with a razor blade.
Removed gunk from the glass cooktop.
Satisfaction from knowing the crud is coming off.

After working on the bad spots with a razor blade repeat the baking soda procedure above.

Your cooktop should look almost new when done.

An almost perfectly clean glass cooktop.
An almost brand new looking glass cooktop.
Cleaning a glass cooktop
Closer look at the cooktop after cleaning it.

Do the baking soda procedure with your regular weekly chores to prevent it from getting bad and you won’t have to work as hard the next time.

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