Glass-top stoves sure do look nice, but they can be a major pain to clean. If you’re tired of buying glass stove top cleaners that don’t work, try these proven methods!
Here’s how to clean glass stove tops the budget-friendly way:
1. The best way to clean glass stove tops is with a vinegar solution.
Black glass stove tops can easily be cleaned with an ingredient you probably already have in your pantry: vinegar. Vinegar is a cheap glass stove top cleaner and degreaser that works super well. Just fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and apply it to your glass-top stove. Even better, attach a sprayer right to a standard vinegar bottle — it fits perfectly! Then, use a soft, damp cloth to wipe away grease and stains. That’s it!
For more stubborn stains, follow up with the baking soda method — up next!
2. Baking soda + a hot towel is another cheap glass stove top cleaner.
Baking soda is a natural abrasive that will work wonders on those hard-to-clean cooktop stains. Here’s what to do:
- Sprinkle baking soda directly onto your glass stove top. Be generous.
- Lay a towel that’s been soaked with hot water and dish soap over the baking soda and wait 15 minutes.
- In a circular motion, use the towel to gently rub the baking soda into any set stains.
- Clean off any remaining residue, and shine up with a cloth.
3. Remove burned food from glass stove tops with Arm & Hammer toothpaste.
Apply toothpaste to burned food stains and gently rub the paste in with an old toothbrush or your finger. Allow the paste to sit for 15 minutes before wiping clean with a damp cloth. That’s it!
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4. Use a razor blade scraper to clean glass stove tops.
As long as you don’t gouge your glass stovetop, a razor blade won’t do harm to the surface. Sometimes stoves come with razor scrapers, but if yours didn’t, you can buy one for about $4 on Amazon with Prime or under $2 at Walmart.
5. Scrub burned food stains with a Magic Eraser.
Magic Erasers are amazing little things, and they’re pretty inexpensive. You can buy them for about $4 on Amazon.
6. Combine baking soda, Dawn dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide for the toughest stains.
Follow these steps for a brand-new looking stove:
- Squirt some Dawn dish soap all over your glass stove top.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the Dawn.
- Add a tablespoon or two of hydrogen peroxide.
- Start scrubbing with a dish scrubber.
- Let the solution sit for about three minutes, then wipe clean.
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7. Make future glass cooktop spills easy to clean with car wax.
Wax your stove top with car wax, then wipe off with shop paper towels. Regular paper towels work fine too; you may just need to use a few. Any future spills — no matter how crusty — will wipe off in a jiffy.
8. Learn how to clean glass stove tops with Bar Keepers Friend.
Clean nasty burned-on food with the help of Bar Keepers Friend. It’s safe to use on glass stove tops and can be found at Walmart for only about $2.
You can either wet a washcloth and sprinkle the powder, or you can make a paste with a little water. Give the cleaner time to work (like 10-15 minutes, tops), then wipe off with a damp cloth.
If the stain is a tough one, repeat this several times (although you probably won’t have to).
- Wet surface.
- Sprinkle product or make paste.
- Scrub gently.
- Dry well.
8. The Pink Stuff might be your favorite new glass stove top cleaner.
This cleaner works wonders on my glass stove top and is non-toxic, biodegradable and non-abrasive — plus, commercial strength.
Use a microfiber cloth to scrub the pumice-like paste onto your stove top, let sit, and then wipe clean.
The Pink Stuff can be found on Amazon for as low as $5.
9. Use Cinch glass cleaner.
Cinch glass cleaner dissolves grease and gives my glass stove top a streak-free shine. Simply spray it on your glass cooktop, let sit, and wipe off!
Wiping the stove top off with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a microfiber towel has given me the best results in the past.
11. Scrub cooked-on grease with Mrs. Meyer’s baking soda cream cleaner.
Rejuvenate your glass stove top with this baking soda cream cleaner that can scrub away cooked-on grease and grime. You can find this household staple at Target.
12. Use Weiman glass cook top cleaner.
Use this heavy-duty glass stove top cleaner and polish when your cooktop needs some extra love. Shake well and apply to the glass, clean with a scrubbing pad and then buff with a paper towel to shine.
Other than that, use the daily cleaner spray or cooktop wipes to keep it in mint condition.
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13. Buy Soft Scrub Advanced Surface gel, Bleach Cleaner Gel, or Oxi Cleanser.
There are actually three Soft Scrub products that work on cleaning through all that nasty kitchen grease, oil, and built-up grime: Soft Scrub Advanced Surface gel, Soft Scrub with Bleach Cleaner Gel, and Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser.
Share your tips! How do you keep your glass stove top clean?