How to Clean a Black or White Glass Stove Top
If you do not have a glass stove top–either white or (worse) black–count your blessings! They are the worst, unless you count how beautiful they are for 20 minutes after they’ve been cleaned. I can say this from personal experience because I–what was I thinking?!– have a black glass top gas range. Thankfully, my housekeeper does a gorgeous job on it when she cleans, but it still needs lots of in-between maintenance.
Now, to be sure there are special products for glass stove tops. There’s Cerma Bryte, available at any big box store such as Home Depot or CermaBryte.com, Weiman’s Cook Top Cleaner available at Lowe’s, Walmart and elsewhere. Both companies also make cleaning pads.
Barkeeper’s Friend and Bon Ami are available at most any supermarket can be used. Both of them are both non-scratching powdered cleansers and completely safe for use on glass or ceramic.
A paste of baking soda and liquid dishwashing soap or water are often effective. One person keeps a shaker container of baking soda next to her stove and sprinkles it on every fresh spill. A little elbow grease applied with a damp cloth should quickly take care of the mess even after it has dried.
You can always use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge or a blue Scotch Brite scrubby sponge for any glass or ceramic stove top.
To remove grease, use a solution of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and hot water. Rinse with more hot water and buff with a dry towel.
As in most things, the sooner you attack any spill the better.
If none of these methods work for you, check out our next post on the hard core cleaning solution for glass stove tops.