How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

A sparkling clean glass stovetop

For most of us, cleaning the house is not a favorite pastime. However, when you are the proud owner of a glass stovetop, it becomes more important. Learning how to clean a glass stovetop should not make your knees knock. 

Why bother with glass? They are so much more pretty! There aren’t the metal divots you’re constantly covering in aluminum foil or scrubbing because a pot boiled over.

It is like having a new Maserati, or so you’ve heard. It’s gorgeous when it’s fresh. Once you’ve used it, driven it around a while, the shine is gone.

Our team at TLC Cleaning can handle all of your tough and delicate cleaning needs. 

If you haven’t mastered this skill or any other housekeeping one, find us at one of our convenient locations close to you: Fargo & Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

You want to keep your glass stovetop looking fabulous. You want it to look like you belong in a home magazine. 

Between cleanings by the professionals, you can keep your glass looking shiny and new with a few tricks you’re going to learn here. 

There are dozens of articles on how to clean glass stovetops. But, if you want real trade secrets, TLC Cleaning will give you the best tips for how to clean a glass stovetop if you simply keep reading!

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “clean” is work. You know, the old elbow grease kind of work.

While any cleaning requires some effort, you can get and keep your glass stovetop spotless without needing a hot bath to relax your muscles afterward. 

Learn How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

A spotlessly clean glass stovetop

First off, do not clean a stovetop of any kind while it’s hot. Many stories from ER’s across the world have taught us it should be completely cool before touching it.

After it has cooled a little, wipe up messes as soon as you can. The longer they stay on, the harder they are to clean off. 

If you only have some condensation spots, then hot water and a towel will do the trick. For heavier duty cleaning, let’s dig further into the world of aprons, sponges, and mops. 

If natural is your preferred method, start with vinegar and baking soda. You won’t end up with a volcano, but you will end up with a cleaner stovetop!

For a spray, mix 50% white vinegar with 50% water. Spray it on the surface and wipe it off with a soft cloth or paper towel. 

If you have a stubborn spot, try dropping some undiluted vinegar directly on it and letting it sit a couple of minutes. Wipe it up, then repeat the first step. 

If you don’t want to leave a mess, but you also don’t have a lot of time, try using baking soda. Sprinkle some of the all-around good stuff on the stovetop.

Add a little warm water to the soda to make a paste. Cover it with a warm damp cloth and let it sit for a half-hour or so.

When you come back to the stove, use your cloth to wipe off your paste. If you have any stubborn spots, try adding some drops of vinegar to break them up!

While you have the baking soda sitting, you can be taking on other chores in the house. Here’s a post about our least favorite one, dusting!

Back to the glass; be wary of products with scrubbies. You know, little plastic beads or crushed nuts, or some other additive-type that’s supposed to help remove sediment. 

Glass is beautiful! Don’t scratch it!

There are a myriad of cleaners in any store. You can choose from multipurpose, glass only, or rain from heaven. That’s only by special order. 

There is always the Greek way of cleaning if you follow the Portokalos family from my Big Fat Greek Wedding. Spray Windex on everything!

Seriously, though, you can spray the cooktop surface with a cleaner like Windex or any other brand. Wipe with a paper towel or microfiber cleaning cloth, and you’ll see yourself in a minute. 

Big Problems

Dirty and Damaged Induction Stove in Kitchen

There are tricky spots on a glass stovetop. When sauces or milk boil over, there may be a hard stain that occurs.

There does not appear to be any cleaner that takes it all off. For this, you need a prison shank or the safer version, a razor blade.

Get a holder for the blade. You will be less likely to need sutures or amputation after your cleaning. 

Scrape at a 45-degree angle and scrape lightly. If it’s stubborn, then go over it several times.

You’ll probably see it flake off in small pieces. Expect to see this. Then, use your vinegar spray or one of your cleaners to wash the remainder away. 

The general complaint about cleaning glass anything is streaking! You don’t have to let that worry you. 

For a streak-free shine, make sure you have the right cleaner and tools. 

If you see streaks on your glass stovetop, you may have more grime than you thought. It may be that more than one spray and wipe is needed. 

Try a little vinegar to break through first; or, do a second round with whichever cleaner you’re using and buff with the soft cloth. 

Other Glass

A window above a kitchen sink

Besides this stovetop that occupies all of your thoughts, what other glass items do you clean in your kitchen? Do you have windows, tabletops, cabinet doors, or more? Your sister (or you, if you can’t talk her into it) can use most, if not all, of the tricks listed here on all of these! 

The TLC Cleaning Team

The TLC Cleaning team of trainers

The TLC Cleaning Team knows what it’s like to want to do it all. Started by a young single mother, they strive to do their very best. They want you to understand how to take care of your home the way they will. They also know that you have so much more to do!

Get back to doing the things you love and let TLC do the cleaning! Call for a free quote today!

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