The Right Way To Clean Your Glass Stove Top
A glass stovetop can look much more elegant and sleek than a conventional stove with an oven. But, just as it happens with any other glass surface, every small spill can result in a dingy and dirty surface. Another great dilemma you might encounter by having a glass stovetop is forgetting a bit of food on the surface, then the next time you use it it will burn and stick to the glass, making it even harder to remove.
If you have and love your glass stovetop but you’d like to see it shine like it did when it was brand new, check out these tips on how to clean it and maintain it at all moments.
Some Basic TipsIt doesn’t matter if you’re doing a quick, daily cleaning or your monthly deep clean, here are some useful tips you should always have in mind:
● Always do the cleaning when the stovetop is cold. As opposed to metal stovetops, you could do more harm by cleaning on a hot surface.
● Even though there are very modern cleaners, we recommend you stick to basic ingredients that won’t harm either the oven or your health.
● Read your manufacturer manual before you clean the oven. You might discover the manual gives a specific cleaning recommendation and warnings of things to avoid.
● Stick to gentle tools such as microfiber cloths and avoid scouring pads, hard-bristled brushes, and strong scrubbing sponges.
For a Daily CleaningThe best way to preserve your glass stovetop and make it last much longer is to avoid it getting too dirty in the first place. To do this, make sure to wipe the surface down after each and every use. Take a microfiber cloth or a soft sponge, damp with vinegar or water, and give it a gentle but thorough wiping. Again, let the surface cool down enough before you do this.
For a Weekly CleaningLet’s say you stick to your daily cleaning habits after you cook. It’s natural that you leave some small stains and spots that call for more careful cleaning. Once a week, when your stovetop is completely cool, spray some vinegar all over the surface, then sprinkle some baking soda over it. Take a towel that’s been soaked in warm water and place it carefully over the vinegar and baking soda mix. Leave the mix to rest for 15 minutes, then remove the towel and wipe away the mix with a microfiber cloth. Spray vinegar once more and polish any streaks of dirt.
For a Deep CleaningWhen you find some hard-to-treat spots and gunk in your glass stovetop, you can turn to a handy razor blade to do some deep cleaning. Spray some vinegar onto the cool surface to loosen the burn-on food and dirt. Hold the blade of the razor as flat as possible against the stove and gently scrape residue to remove it completely. Once you’re done, use a microfiber cloth to wipe away what you removed, repeat this step until you’re done.
Before you try this deep-cleaning method, make sure that the manufacturer’s instructions don’t advise against using razor blades. If you’re okay with using them, you’ll have a spot-free stovetop in no time!