Glass top Stoves are stylish and make the modern kitchen look outstanding. Primarily, they are advantageous because they are safer, faster, easy to maintain, and require minimal replacement. However, when the surface is covered in spills, grease, or burned deposits, it is more noticeable, and the sight can be unpleasant to look at.
Fortunately, you can clean your glass top without too much scratching and still maintain the sleek look in your kitchen. However, it is good to note that not all cleaning products are safe to use in this process. Some might do more harm than good. But, arguably, you only require water, vinegar, a sponge, a towel, baking soda, and a spray bottle.
Cleaning Tips to Consider
• Wait for the stovetop to cool before cleaning the stains or spills. It can be tempting to wipe out dirt from the hot surface and attend to other matters but, a hot stovetop is quite dangerous. It takes time to cool off, and if you touch the surface, you can get severe burns.
• Use a gentle sponge and towels. All abrasive products like steel wool and tools will scratch the surface, leaving ugly permanent damage.
• Natural products are recommendable. Using excess chemicals in the cleaning process will leave a heavy smell burning off, and it isn’t easy to get rid of it.
• Avoid exerting pressure on the glass top as you clean. Placing too heavy pots and utensils that can potentially melt.
• Using a glass cleaner is a terrible idea. Glass cleaners leave stains and streaks that cannot come off. This is because it contains ammonia which reacts badly with the glass tops.
• Confirm manufacturers’ instructions about cleaning and products to ensure you do it properly. Also, following the manufactures’ instructions is beneficial because you can use a warranty if it gets faulty.
How to Clean Glass Top Stove
The most effective way to ensure your glass top stove stays in good condition is by cleaning it every day. This can be done after every use or twice a day. Indeed, daily washing prevents the accumulation of gunk on the surface, which would otherwise make it almost impossible to clean. Besides, your kitchen looks clean and stylish every day.
Interestingly, fewer products are required to clean your glass top stove successfully. Ideally, it would be best to keep an adequate supply of cleaning vinegar, a microfiber cloth, and a spray bottle. In addition, water and sponge can be used in daily cleaning. However, one should avoid using abrasive cleaning products or cleaning when still hot when time is limiting during the day. It is safer to leave it and clean water instead.
While cleaning, you can either spritz vinegar on the top of the glass top, moisturize the cloth, and wipe the surface. The entire surface should be wiped even in cases where the grease is not visible. Invisible dirt can attract germs and pile up, making it difficult for you to clean. Additionally, use only a dry cloth to buff out streaks and rinse the glass top.
Due to many engagements, you may fail to clean your stovetop every day. Also, you could have missed some stains while cleaning your stovetop after use. Luckily, you can still plan to clean it once or twice a week and still get the work done. However, you will have to pay more attention to ensure you do the job thoroughly. In scheduled cleaning, you need white vinegar, baking soda, a microfiber cloth, a clean towel, and warm water.
• Spray the cool surface with white vinegar
• Sufficiently Sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar
• Deep the towel in hot water to make it wet and wring it out. After wringing the towel, place it over the baking soda and vinegar mixture. Use protective gloves when the water is too hot.
• Let the mixture sit under the wet towel for 10-20 minutes
• Remove the towel after the set time and wipe away the remaining mixture on the stovetop using a microfiber cloth
• Moisturize a microfiber cloth and use it to wipe the surface again. Use a dry microfiber to buff the glass dry. If cleaning products are left on the surface, they will burn off while you are cooking, releasing a strong smell
• Repeat the process for hardened stains until they surface is entirely clean
Unfortunately, some burnt-on stains are stubborn and challenging to remove with the daily cleaning and soak method. Thus, require a specific technique to make the cleaning process effective. A razor blade is quite valuable for removing hardened junk that persistently remains on the stovetop surface. However, you need to check if the manufactures’ instructions allow the use of a razor blade. Besides, you have to be careful when using a razor to avoid unintended damage.
In this cleaning technique, you require to have a razor blade, microfiber cloth, spraying bottle, and white vinegar. If the scraper in the cleaning kit is still in good condition, it can be used instead of a razor blade. Stovetops are durable, and therefore, the razor cannot damage the surface if carefully handled.
• Spritz the cleaning vinegar on the stubborn burned-on stains to soften them
• Flatly hold the razor blade and scrape off the burned-on stains. Do not use the corners of the razor blade to scarp the residues
• Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the stovetop
• Repeat until all the residue is cleaned
• Rinse the stovetop and buff dry using a microfiber cloth
In conclusion, effective cleaning of glass top stove significantly depends on cleaning products, cleaning it, and how often you clean it. More importantly, always remember to let the surface cool to start the cleaning process. However, it might be challenging to do it yourself due to a lack of time or energy. Yet, your kitchen needs to stay fresh and clean. Thus, you may need the help of a cleaning professional to assist with the cleaning as you attend to other matters or rest. Let our professional Houston cleaning team keep your kitchen and the rest of the home routinely and carefully cleaned, call us today for a free estimate!