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How to Clean a Glass-Top Stove With All-Natural Ingredients

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Anyone that has a glass cooktop struggles with keeping it clean. These types of stoves can be quite the headache to clean when food splatters everywhere while you are cooking, right?

Harsh chemicals on the market are smelly and can cause damage to your beautiful glass top.

The answer is To clean a glass-top stove with all-natural ingredients.

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Is it possible? Of course, it is. Baking soda, (not baking powder), is hands down one of the leading products when it comes to a natural DIY tool. It is easy on the wallet, as well.     

Once you add a little water to the baking soda, you have a powerful cleaner that beats anything sold in markets. Vinegar is another product many are not aware of for its cleaning power.

For a glass cooktop, with a little water, baking soda, white vinegar and a little elbow grease, you will see your glass top go back to the beauty it was before.    

Tools Needed:

  • Razor Blade
  • Towels

Supplies:

  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda

You can surely give your glass stovetop a spritz or two of an all-purpose cleaner to help remove smudges or crumbs. However, if you plan on actually using your cooktop, it will be quite apparent that the smallest drip stands out without proper cleaning.   

Wiping your glass cooktop down after each use helps. However, it is also too simple to get busy doing others things as you wait for the burners to cool down, then you have cooked on foods that are an eyesore.   

Getting your smooth, shiny cooktop back to showroom shine takes some elbow grease, but, very little money.  If you are going to use store-bought cleaners, be sure to use natural all-purpose cleaners.   

Cleaning a Glass-Top Stove With All-Natural Ingredients

Head to the Pantry and Get Started Cleaning

Rather than waste money on expensive home cleaning products, baking soda, and white vinegar is plenty to get the job done and done well. Adding these two chemicals together will only get you the epic science fair volcano fizz, it is not the most efficient strategy to clean. 

  • Wipe Down With Vinegar

Once the burners are cooled completely, spray white vinegar on the stove top and wipe with a damp cloth. That will remove the grease the surface and remove surface debris. There are cleaners on the market that can get the job done, however, vinegar is always on hand and much less costly.

  • Cover With Baking Soda

Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the entire top of your glass stovetop. Baking soda is an excellent cleaner due to its mild alkali that helps with the breakdown of grime and grit. Also, the quality gentle abrasive will help make scrubbing much more effective without causing scratches in the glass.     

  • Wet Down a Towel

Fill your sink or a bucket with hot water and put your towel in to dampen. 

  • Cover Stovetop With Towel

Be sure to wring your towel out good then place it entirely on the surface of the stovetop. If you prefer, you can also use two smaller towels. Leave the towel for around 15 minutes in place to soak and loosen the yuck that has accumulated.   

  • Scrub

With some elbow grease and the mild abrasive of baking soda, start cleaning the stovetop. Be sure to rinse your towel frequently and wring it well until there are no more signs of baking soda on the glass stovetop. Once you see you have gotten it as clean as possible, you are finished. 

  • Scrape

No matter how careful you are, you will always get some food burnt on your cooktop. While your stovetop is still damp, very cautiously, scrape the stubborn burnt crud off with a razor blade.

Work in one spot at a time with an even motion to prevent scratching the glass. If possible, use a razor blade holder that is easy to grasp and sage.

  • Polish

To finish the job, make one more swipe with the damp cloth and vinegar then buff the stovetop with a dry cloth to get that shine back.   

Clean your stovetop daily. This will help prevent foods and other debris from sticking to the glass.