When we moved into our current home, we got a glass top stove with the deal! This stove wasn’t new…the top had some scratches on it when we got it. Unfortunately, I will admit that I haven’t taken the best care of it either….So when I was perusing Pinterest recently I saw a great post on cleaning a glass top stove. Cheryl, over at TidyMom has a great post on making your glass cook top shine! I decided to give her suggestions a try!
You can see in the picture above that my cook top isn’t looking too hot especially on one side! That is the burner I use the most and due to my multitasking personality…things tend to boil over!!
The best part of this recipe for a shiny glass cook top is that it doesn’t involve a lot of ingredients…really only Baking Soda! I grabbed some baking soda, an old towel and a bowl. First you want to run some HOT water….as hot as you can stand it. I put my bowl in the sink and filled it with hot water and put my towel in there. Next you want to pour the baking soda all over the stove top. Put plenty on there.
Next you will wring the wet towel out a little…you still want it pretty wet…but not totally wet! Lay the wet towel over the stove top, covering the baking soda. Just let it sit there for 15-30 minutes. You can add more hot water to the top of the towel midway through it you want.
Once your time is up you can use the towel and wipe the stove top in a zig zag pattern. You can put a little extra effort into problem areas. If you would like to use a sponge (not the abrasive side) you can use that to finish cleaning off all the baking soda and any debris you may have loosened up.
If there are any areas that are still stuck on, you can use a nylon pot scraper to loosen those areas. Once you are finished cleaning the stove top you can buff it with a microfiber cloth. If you see any streaks use a little glass cleaner.
Overall I felt that this method worked really well. It wasn’t too labor intensive. It used items I had on hand. My stove top looked great when I was done. I think that using this method once a week will really keep my glass stove top looking its best!
How do you keep your glass stove top looking good? I would love to hear your tips!