No kitchen is complete without a stove, which enhances the look of a kitchen. In modern days, multiple stovetop designs are available to be selected from, according to your style, taste, and your house’s décor. But maintenance and cleaning of the glass top stove also play an essential role in maintaining its look and beauty. And not only this but also the hygiene and life of the kitchen and stove as well. That’s why you should know how to clean glass top stove.
Sometimes glass top stove is stubborn to clean and can be a headache to someone who loves to keep the kitchen shining. But don’t worry, we will provide you with several easy suggestions on how to clean a glass stove which will also help you in the day-to-day maintenance of the stove.
Basics On How to Clean Glass Stove Top
Before proceeding further, here are some tips to follow.
- Make use of softer tools. Don’t ever use brushes or scouring pads to clean your stove. We prefer to use cloths or materials such as microfiber and even sponges. You can use blades (razor blades), but only in some conditions, which we will be providing further details in this article.
- Clean while it’s cool- Hot stove surface is a ‘no-no.’ The chances are high that you’ll undoubtedly burn yourself.
- Refer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer- Many stoves require special attention and need special cleaning agents (cloth and chemicals) to clean the surface. Don’t forget to check the manufacturer’s instructions first before cleaning the stove. Ignoring specific guidelines can also void the warranty.
- No heavy artillery needed- Do not use any heavy house-cleaning artillery while cleaning the stove. When the burner turns on, it will also burn off the chemical cleaners of the surface, which is not suitable for your health as it can cause breathing issues. Also, using rough substances to clean the stovetop can add scratches to the stove.
How to Clean Glass Stove Top Daily
It is excellent to clean or wipe the gas stove daily and to get you through it quickly; below are some tips for making your daily cleaning process perfect-
Materials required: You only need two things: a water spray bottle and microfiber cloths.
(Note: You can even use distilled white vinegar instead of water.)
- Clean the stove only after the stovetop is cooled down.
- First, spray the chosen liquid all over it.
- Then, wipe and clean the stovetop using a microfiber cloth.
- Finally, don’t forget to clean the leftover marks using a dry cloth.
How to Clean Glass a Stove Top Every Month
If you are not a regular cleaner and only clean the gas stove once a month, then you can follow the below-mentioned steps to clean your stove easily every month-
- Spray bottle filled with preferred liquid (water or vinegar).
- Microfiber cloths.
- A clean towel.
- Baking soda.
- Hot water bucket.
- After you have finished cooking, let the stove cool down.
- Now, spray the liquid over the stove’s surface.
- After this, throw in some baking soda.
- Next, take the towel, immerse in hot water, and make sure to strain excessive water.
- Please keep the same on the dirty stove for at least 15 minutes, and after that, remove it and clean the furnace using the cloth.
- If the stains are still there, repeat sprinkling the liquid and baking soda and wiping it out with a microfiber cloth.
- After cleaning every spot, don’t forget to clean the leftover marks.
Clean Glass Stove Top with Razor Blade
A razor blade is used to clean the glass stove rings around the burners. You must be thinking– won’t it lead to scratching on the stove? Actually, no. Using the blade carefully will clean the gas stove as no other thing can do. Just follow the following process to clean the stove using a razor blade.
- Scraper or a razor blade.
- Microfiber cloth for cleaning purposes.
- A spray bottle with distilled white vinegar.
- Do check out the user manual provided by the manufacturer before starting. If it is mentioned in the user manual not to use the razor blade, please follow the instructions, as it will increase the chance of you being in the warranty criteria.
- However, if you can use a scraper or blade on the stove surface, go ahead with your cleaning.
- Sprinkle the surrounding near the burner so that the residue becomes soft enough to be cleaned.
- Use the razor gently to scrape the leftovers out of the surface. This step is the most critical as holding the razor in the wrong manner can scratch out the top of the stove. The razor should be kept flat. While keeping the blade in this position, scrap the residue gently until it is gone.
- Use the microfiber cloth to wipe out if anything is left behind.
Repeat this step until the stove is spotless and residual-free.
Common Mistakes While Cleaning the Gas Stove
Here is the list of common mistakes people make while cleaning the gas stove, either by using a rough cloth or scrub or using more concentrated chemicals to clean the stove’s surface.
Using Regular Glass Cleaner
Try to avoid glass cleaner as you should not use it on the glass of the stoves. Stove glasses are more sensitive as compared to regular glasses on tables or windows. Using glass cleaner can damage the glass as it contains ammonia which is not suitable for the stove.
Putting too much weight on stove glass top
While cleaning the stove, please make sure not to lean and put extra body pressure on the glass top stove as it can crack its surface.
Steel wool is a no-no for cleaning a glass top, as it can leave deep, non-recoverable scratch marks on the surface. These scratches can then settle residue, which will only be removed by using a razor blade, which is quite a gamble if not done right.
Not Using the Soft Side of The Scrub
Always clean the gas stove using the soft side of the scrub rather than using the rough side. Using the wild side can lead to scratches on the surface of the gas stove.
Cleaning the hot stove
This step is the last and the most important one. And many of us make this mistake even after knowing we shouldn’t be doing this. For example, you might be in a hurry but never try to clean a hot stovetop. Doing this can ruin the glass’ finish and even leave ugly boils over the stove.
How To Clean Glass Stove Top – Final Words
Thank you for visiting Cooking At Noon! I hope this article is helpful and informative, showing you how to clean a glass top stove. If there is anything I miss, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below! I wish you good health and look forward to seeing you around soon!