Whether you are interested in knowing how to clean stubborn stains on glass cooktop or knowing how to clean black glass stove top, we’ve got you covered in today’s blog post. We’ll also show you the steps on how to clean the glass stove-top without streaks, and we’ll answer the age-old question: how do you clean a burnt glass stove-top?
How To Clean a Black Glass Stove-Top?
All glass stove tops are beautiful – but they can take a beating if you don’t know how to clean them properly. They have a fantastic, seamless look that complements many modern kitchens.
However, as you keep using your modern glass stove-top, you will see a lot of deposits on it, from burnt food to splashes of oil.
There is no way to avoid these spills and grime, but you can perform the steps to make your glass stove-top look brand new again. This is your glass stove-top makeover, starting right now.
If you want to stop stains in their tracks, here are the steps:
- Wipe and clean stains as soon as they happen. The big mistake of many homemakers is they ignore spills and splashes because they are too caught up with other tasks in the kitchen.
The best way to prevent stains is to remove them as soon as you see them marring your glass stove-top. Not cleaning up immediately can also result in having layers of grease build up over time, which can be harder to clean when you are ready to start clearing the surface.
- Invest in glass top cleaners. These are commercial formulations that are specifically made to cut grease quickly on glass stove-tops. Brands like Affresh are capable of bringing some heavy artillery on the cleaning side without causing the despicable hazy streaks on the surface of the glass stove-top. So you will be able to do a one-round cleaning and get the ideal results without tiring yourself out.
- After cleaning the surface, rinse everything away with some warm water. Use paper towels to make the glass stove-top completely dry.
If your glass stove-top has so much hardened grime and the stove-top formulation is not cutting it, you need to do some deep cleaning instead:
- For this cleaning procedure, you will need a cooktop cream or cooktop paste. Examples of cooktop pastes are Cook Top Max, Affresh Cooktop Cleaner, and Brillo Estracell No Scratch Scrub. Take note that the products used for deep cleaning glass stove-tops do not contain ingredients that will scratch or harm the glass surface. We want to be able to clean your glass stove-top without marring the glass itself.
- After thoroughly scrubbing the glass, rinse away the paste and use paper towels or a clean cloth to dry and buff the glass. This should make your glass stove-top sparkle again.
You must be able to remove all residues of the paste that you used because if anything is left on the glass stove-top, those small patches of residues may also burn, which means more work for you again.
- As a finishing touch, sprinkle some pure baking soda on the surface and use a damp cloth to wipe down everything. This should take care of any remaining residues. Your stove is ready for use again.
If you are continually battling burnt stains, we’ve got a particular set of steps to remedy that:
- For this clean-up, you will need a small towel that has been doused with hot or warm water. Place the hot, wet towel on the surface of the stove, so the stains and burnt food soften a little.
- If you have a scraper from the appliance, use that to remove the stubborn stains and burnt food. If not, you will need to use a razor blade to cut away the burnt food manually. Attack the residues from a 45-degree angle and make sure that your hands are safe at all times.
- If you are worried that you will accidentally scratch your glass stove-top, don’t, because glass stove tops are meant to handle a lot of punishment. You won’t be able to damage the surface, trust us.
- Depending on the severity of the staining, you may have to repeat the process at least once more to get everything out.
- When you are done removing the stubborn burnt food, it’s time to wash your stove-top with your paste or cleanser of choice. Clean as you usually do, and make sure that you hit the spots that always receive splashes when you are cooking.
- Rinse off everything with some warm water. Pat the surface of the stove dry with some paper towels. Buff the surface with a clean piece of cloth.
- Use only the soft side of your sponge when cleaning the stove-top. Many people are tempted to use the rough, abrasive side, but that will likely damage your stove-top.
- If the abrasive side of sponges can scratch the surface of the glass, steel wool can do much, much worse. It can cause deep cavities to form on the glass. You may not see these immediately, but they are there, and they fundamentally damage the stove-top. When there are deep cavities in the glass, pastes, and cleansers can get in, and any leftover residues can quickly burn, causing more problems.
- Depending on the quality of your glass stove-top, you may want to cut down on the constant use of glass cleaner and instead use white vinegar on most days. This will ensure that your cleaning will not strip down any protective layers that the manufacturer has installed on your stove-top to keep the surface looking shiny.