A Guide to Cleaning a Glass Stovetop





From remnants of boil-overs to greasy splatter, glass stovetops become an eyesore without proper cleaning. Wipe away burnt-on food and grime with these tips for cleaning a glass stovetop.

7 Steps for Cleaning a Glass Stovetop

cleaning a glass stove

To get your glass stovetop back in mint-condition, follow these steps.

You’ll need the following:

  • White distilled vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Towel or rag

Step 1: Wait for Stovetop to Cool Down

You should never begin cleaning a stovetop when it’s still hot. Before you begin, ensure that your stovetop is completely cool.

Step 2: Clear the Stovetop of Loose Crumbs and Food

Be sure to clear the stove of any loose crumbs and liquids before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Sprinkle Baking Soda on Stovetop

Generously sprinkle baking soda on your stovetop, focusing especially on the problem areas.

Step 4: Wet the Area with White Distilled Vinegar

Using your spray bottle of white distilled vinegar, spray the surface of your glass stovetop. Thoroughly wet the surface of the stove, making sure to dampen all of the baking soda.

NOTE: You will notice some slight bubbling and foaming. This is normal.

Step 5: Wait for 15 Minutes

Allow the baking soda and vinegar mixture to sit on your stovetop for approximately 15 minutes.

Step 6: Wipe With a Wet Towel or Rag

After waiting 15 minutes, use a damp towel to wipe down the stovetop and scrub the problem areas. You should notice the burnt on grease and food lifting from the glass.

Step 7: Use a Razor Scraper

Once you’ve thoroughly scrubbed the stovetop, use a razor scraper to work on any remaining debris.

NOTE: When using the scraper, use light pressure to ensure you do not scratch the glass.

Cleaning a Glass Stovetop with Specialty Cleaner

The baking soda and vinegar method of cleaning a glass stovetop is simple and affordable. However, there are also store-bought cleaners geared specifically towards glass stovetops.

Among the most popular brands are Weiman and Cerama. With these products, you simply apply the solution and wipe clean with a paper towel or rag. There are, however, deluxe kits that come with specialized scrubbing pads and other cleaning tools.

Whether you go the baking soda and vinegar route or the store-bought cleaner route, your stovetop should look as good as new after following the above steps. For more information on cleaning a glass stovetop or for inquiries about cleaning the rest of your kitchen and home, contact your nearest MTOclean office.

Our cleaning professionals have years of experience tackling tough stains, dirt, and grime. With a little help from our team, your home will be squeaky-clean in no time.

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