One of the worst things about having a glass cooktop stove is that it never really looks clean, especially if you have pots of water boiling over onto it frequently (like we seem to do in our house). This is one of those things that drives my wife and I crazy about our electric Frigidaire stove. Thankfully, I figured out an easy way to get it clean without using any harsh chemicals or spending money on special products (the few items you need you may already have in your home).
Here is how to get your glass cooktop clean.
What you need:
- Baking soda
- Large bowl of hot water
- Dish soap
- Dish towels
- Razor blade (optional)
Make sure your oven and burners are all off and that the cooktop is completely cool before starting.
In a large bowl add hot water with a couple of squirts of dish soap.
Soak a large dish towel or two (you need to be able to cover the entire cooktop) in the hot water/soap mix.
Squeeze out about half the water from the towel/s and place over the baking soda-covered cooktop.
Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes scrunch up the towel/s and use them to scrub the cooktop.
Wipe off any residue and check to see how clean the cooktop is.
If this is the first time you are cleaning your cooktop or if it’s been a long time since you cleaned your cooktop you may notice lots of stuff still burned on. If that is the case repeat the above instructions letting the baking soda and hot towels sit for about 20 – 25 minutes and do another check.
If there is still heavy gunk visible after doing the baking soda procedure a second time use a razor blade (one from a utility knife will do) and gently scrape the gunk, working towards the elements. DO NOT press hard for this as you could scratch the cooktop. The burned on gunk will peel off as you do this.
After working on the bad spots with a razor blade repeat the baking soda procedure above.
Your cooktop should look almost new when done! Do the baking soda procedure with your regular weekly chores to prevent it from getting bad and you won’t have to work as hard the next time.
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