How to Clean a Glass Stove Top
What You Need
Your glass top stove is easy to clean, without the hassle of drip pans or burner grates. But not only do the most minimal splatters, spills, and overflows stand out on the reflective surface, they can bake on quickly, requiring frequent cleaning.
The trick is finding a cleaning product that is aggressive enough to tackle greasy residue without damaging the surface of the stove or leaving caustic chemicals behind.
Home-remedy cleaners, such as baking soda and white vinegar, are not the best ways to clean a glass stove top, as they can leave behind unsightly residue that could lead to a second round of cleanup. It's also important that you skip abrasive tools and cleaning techniques, such as scouring pads and even paper towels, as these can scratch the surface of your glass top stove.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner removes grease and grime without leaving streaks of cleaning product residue behind on your glass stovetop. Plus, the fresh lemon scent will help deodorize your kitchen and get rid of any lingering food smells. The powerful degreaser is ideal for occasional heavy cleaning, but it's not a glass cleaner. Simple Green Glass Cleaner is ammonia and phosphate-free for light cleaning or for following your All-Purpose Cleaner to restore luxurious shine and clarity to your stove top.
The easiest way to keep your glass stove top clean is to wipe it down after every use with a microfiber cloth or sponge and plain water. Use the directions below to give the surface a deeper clean about once a week.
Directions for Cleaning a Glass Stove Top:
Check your stove owner's manual before cleaning. Spot test on a hidden area first. Clean your stovetop while cool. Never clean while the surface is still hot.
- Mix your Simple Green solution. Add ¼ cup of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner to 2 ½ cups of water in an empty spray bottle.
- Spray. Spray the solution directly onto the glass cooktop. Let the cleaner sit on the surface for a couple of minutes to ensure it degreases as much as it can and do some of the hard work for you.
- If necessary, use a razor blade to scrape off any stubborn stuck-on food. Carefully hold your razor blade at a 45-degree angle when scraping - scraping with the corners of the blade can etch the surface of the stove top. Use the blade to lightly scrape at debris until the spot is gone.
- Wipe. Wipe with a clean, damp, microfiber or other lint-free cloth or towel.
- Apply Simple Green Glass Cleaner. Spray directly onto the surface.
- Wipe. Wipe one more time with your damp cloth.
- Air dry. Allow the surface to air dry before you use it again.