11/12/2010

How to Clean a Black or White Glass Stove Top

Posted in housecleaning tips, housekeeping tips tagged , , , at 6:19 pm by cleaningproz

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.

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14 Comments »

  1. It looks like glass stove tops (white or black) are the worst to maintain. We are thinking of getting a new stove so we’ll definitely avoid glass top ones. Just from reading your article, I get the impression that if its only you, you will have a difficult time maintaining yours.

    • Lorrie Schumacher said,

      I’ve had glass top stoves for years-and they are definitely not as hard to keep clean as a normal stove. Have you looked at the drip pans? Just cause it’s where you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s clean. And they are almost impossible to clean. A glasstop is easy-just wipe the spill up. If you have a ring, when the top is cool, put some hot soapy water on it, let soak, wipe clean. And the little ring is hardly noticable if you have a black top!

  2. Maret Kendra said,

    Great article!

    We discovered that mixing shavings of bar soap with washing soda and pumice makes a great, natural cleaner for ceramic and glass stove tops.

    Melt all the ingredients in a microwave, let gel and use with a sponge.

    No gloves, no chemicals, works great

  3. We discovered that mixing shavings of bar soap with washing soda and pumice makes a great, natural cleaner for ceramic and glass stove tops.

    Melt all the ingredients in a microwave, let gel and use with a sponge.

    No gloves, no chemicals, works great

  4. freelanceronfly84 said,

    For instance, when you clean glass top stove, be sure to follow the specific cleaning rules. By that, you will find that not only it’s easy learning how to clean a glass top stove, but also a relatively quick process when you actually start to clean glass top stove appliances in your house. BTW, thanks for sharing this helpful tips!

    —Cha
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  5. Steam Irons said,

    ah, the old baking soda trick, that stuff has more uses than you could ever imagine. In my opinion there’s no point buying expensive products, as you say just don’t leave it too long and it comes off with ease.

  6. I agree that a paste of baking soda and liquid dishwashing soap or water are often effective.

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  8. Hi.. Great tips to cleaning glass tips

  9. that is something i will try.thank you for the tip

  10. My favorite stove top solution is to use the Norwex Cleaning Paste. It’s a marble chalk flour base, so it won’t scratch anything! I even use it to remove all the finger prints off my stainless steel appliances. Works like a charm! And one container will last forever… at least I haven’t seen the bottom yet!

    http://bit.ly/f1RTmp

  11. MJ brown said,

    Nothing I tried worked. Last night in desperation I used Simple Green. After cleaning, I let it dry, wiped clear with soft lint free rag. BEST it has ever looked. I am pleased.

  12. Goldie said,

    If you have black never fry anything! Even with DAWN I chase grease around and around and it just keeps smearing! Even water spots have to be removed with the ceramic cleaner and a pad. When it finally get it cleaned the dust from normal kitchen use shows up and makes it look dirty anyway. I wish I had found this site before I bought this stove top!


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