Here’s an easy step by step process with pictures explaining how to easily clean a glass top or ceramic top stove with items you already have on hand.
How To Clean A Ceramic Top Stove
Cleaning a glass top or ceramic top stove is a very easy process. That can be done in less than 5 minutes.
Here are a few tips in keeping the ceramic stove top clean once you’ve got it sparkling again.
Clean it right away– as soon as your stove is cool, wipe it right away with soap and a dish rag.
Clean it every day– if you wipe it up each day after you’re done cooking it will be a lot quicker, like 30 seconds, rather than spending 5 minutes doing a big clean up.
Let it soak– If something is stuck on you can pour some water on and let it soak while you are doing your dishes. A lot of times it will just wipe right up.
I don’t polish my stove, just because it’s an extra step and my stove looks fine without the polish. If you want to polish it after you clean you can buy some commercial polisher and polish it after you clean it.
Now, here’s how to clean your ceramic top stove when you have a big burned on mess.
I was cooking some rice and it boiled over so I decided to run with it and poured some milk on the rest of the burners, turned them on and let it get good and burned. Yes, my house stunk!
The supplies needed to clean the ceramic top stove are:
Scotch Brite or Chore Boy Scratchy pad
This is what the scraper looks like. I found mine in the paint section of the hardware store for .98.
To start cleaning your glass top stove after it has cooled, first wipe as much as you can with just a wet wash cloth and some dish soap.
Then take your scraper and hold it at an angle and just scrape off as much burned on food as possible.
About 90% off the burned on food will come off simply by scraping.
Afterward you will have what looks like a big mess but…
Just wipe it clean with a rag and then you can see what’s left to scour.
It’s best to use an older rag for this job.
If you don’t have a green scratchy pad or a Chore Boy then you can use baking soda to clean your glass top stove.
Just pour a little baking soda on a wet rag.
Then scrub with baking soda until all the burned food is off.
I think these Scotch Brite green scratchy pads work the best. Just squirt a little dishsoap on it and then scrub away.
Just scrub and…
scrub some more until it comes clean.
Here is half the burner cleaned on top and the bottom half I still need to do.
Here is the entire burner cleaned. The residue is because didn’t get all the baking soda off but I didn’t realize it until after we took the picture.
Here you can see the before and after.
Not too bad and it only took me 5 minutes to do it! Now I have a fresh clean stove ready for the next boil over, which is why I have this sign hanging above my stove! -Tawra
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