Like all the other surfaces in your kitchen, it’s essential to clean your glass stovetop regularly to prevent stains, buildup, and residue.

It happens to the best of us — you’re cooking dinner on the stove, and then, suddenly, it’s boiling over or splattering all over. Kitchen messes like this are essentially unavoidable, but if they aren’t taken care of, they can cause unsanitary (and unsightly) buildup around your glass stovetop, not to mention, your appliance can’t work its best when and gunk is present. Thankfully, getting it clean so it can work effectively is relatively quick and easy.

Read how below.

Everything You Need to Know to Clean Your Glass Stovetop 

You’ve probably noticed that even the smallest splatter or spill needs cleaning. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning your glass stovetop:

The Basics of Cleaning Your Glass Stovetop

Before you set out to clean your glass stovetop, keep the following things in mind:

  • Always Clean While Cool — Never clean your stovetop when the surface is hot or even warm.
  • Follow Manufacturer’s Guidance — Certain stovetops require a specific kind of cleaning product. Check the instructions found inside your user guide so you don’t accidentally void any warranties.
  • Don’t Over Do It With Cleaner — Less is more when using cleaning solutions and stoves. Besides, you don’t want any leftover chemical cleaner residue to burn off while you cook. 
  • Use Gentle Tools — Scouring pads and scrub brushes could leave scratches or other marks on your glass stovetop. Instead of those harsh tools, use softer cleaning materials, like a sponge or microfiber cloth. Razor blades are an exception — more on that later!

Cleaning Your Glass Stovetop: Everyday Edition 

Prevent residue from building up by wiping down your stove after each use. You’ll need a spray bottle of one part distilled white vinegar, four parts water, and a couple of microfiber cloths. After the stovetop is cool, spray the surface with your cleaning solution and wipe it away with the cloth; buff out any streaks with a dry cloth.

How to Clean Your Glass Stovetop: Deeper Clean Edition

For a deeper cleaning routine, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water/vinegar cleaning solution
  • Bucket of hot water
  • Several clean microfiber cloths

After your stovetop has cooled, spray the surface liberally with the water and vinegar mixture. Generously sprinkle baking soda on top of the liquid. Dip a clean towel into the hot water, wring out excess liquid, and place the wet towel over the stovetop, and let sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Remove the towel and wipe away the cleaning solution. Spray the surface with your cleaning solution again and use a dry cloth to buff away streaks. If necessary, repeat these steps until it is clean.

When the inevitable burnt-on rings don’t go away, you’ll want to bring out the big guns: a flat razor blade (as long as your manual doesn’t advise against it). If you can, gently scrape the residue off with the razor flat against the surface to not etch the stovetop with the corner. Wipe away the residue and repeat the above steps.

Contact Dr. D’s Appliance for Repairs, Installations, and Maintenance!

You clean your glass stovetop to keep it in tiptop shape, but when cleaning it isn’t enough, and your household appliances need attention, contact the experts at Dr. D’s Appliance. Our knowledgeable and experienced team can help with regular maintenance, repairs, and new installations of all major brands. Contact us to get scheduled today!

Located in Salt Lake City, we service all kinds of appliances from Bluffdale to Layton, Utah, and all the cities in between.