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Preparation is Key

Innovative Cleaning Solutions for the Glass Cooktop

Polish the Cooktop with Cleaning Cream

How to Deal with Glass Cooktop Scratches

How to Maintain Your Glass Cooktop

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Discover 5 New Glass Cooktop Cleaning Tips for a Pristine Cooktop in 2024

5 min readUpdated May. 23, 2024Terry MehilosRange
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Are you seeking effective ways to clean a glass stove top? We've got you covered! This guide offers 5 new glass cooktop cleaning tips to keep your kitchen looking immaculate. We'll also provide maintenance tips and expert advice on when to replace your glass top range or cooktop.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • It’s important to clean your glass cooktop regularly to help keep it looking great.
  • Learn about new ways to clean stains and deposits from the cooktop to keep it looking fresh and new.
  • Get expert tips on how to deal with cooktop scratches and what to do when you need to replace the cooktop or range.

Preparation is Key

To clean a glass top stove efficiently, the initial preparation is crucial. Here's how to gear up for the task:

  • Clear the cooktop: Wipe away any loose debris or food particles from your glass cooktop. For stubborn residues, a special scraper designed for glass cooktops is recommended.
  • Gather cleaning supplies: For a thorough cleaning session, you'll require certain essentials. A glass cooktop cleaner, single-edge razor blade, a gentle sponge or microfiber cloth, a bowl of warm water, and a dry, lint-free cloth are necessary. Also, plan to wear protective gloves when cleaning the cooktop.
  • Proper ventilation: Cleaning might release fumes or odors, so ensure proper ventilation. Open windows or switch on the exhaust fan to maintain fresh air circulation and minimize discomfort.

With these preparations, you're set to clean a glass top stove. Always adhere to your cooktop's user manual for specific cleaning instructions and avoid harsh cleaners that might scratch the surface.

Innovative Cleaning Solutions for the Glass Cooktop

These 5 new cleaning tips can easily transform the look of your cooktop in no time:

1. Vinegar and Water

A mixture of equal parts vinegar and water makes an excellent cleaning solution for a glass cooktop. Spray, let it sit, and then wipe with a soft cloth. The vinegar solution will remove any hard water spots on the cooktop and leave a polished look.

Use a moist cloth or sponge to wipe vinegar residue off then dry the cooktop with a lint-free cloth.

2. Baking Soda and Lemon

A paste of baking soda and lemon juice is effective for removing stubborn stains. Apply, let it sit, and scrub gently with a cloth.

Wipe the paste off with a wet sponge or cloth and then dry the cooktop with a lint-free cloth.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide

For tough stains or burnt-on food, hydrogen peroxide is your friend. Apply directly, let it sit, and then wipe away with a damp cloth. Dry the cooktop thoroughly with a lint-free cloth.

4. Powdered Non-Abrasive Cleanser

Use a non-abrasive cleansing powder such as Bon-Ami or Bar Keepers Friend that is safe for use on a glass cooktop. These cleansers will typically remove tough residue that the natural cleaning methods above won’t clean. Make a paste of the powder and water to clean off spots and deposits.

Wipe off the cleanser using a wet cloth or sponge and then dry the cooktop with a lint-free cloth.

5. Brand New Single-Edge Razor Blade

When none of the above methods work to clean spots off your glass cooktop, you can use a fresh single-edge razor blade to gently scrape off stains and residue. Use a scraper handle to safely hold the razor blade.

Hold the blade at a shallow angle of 30 degrees or less and gently slide the blade against the edge of the deposit or stain. Scrape the residue off.

Wipe the area with a moist cloth or sponge and then dry the cooktop with the lint-free cloth.

Remember to follow the instructions in your owner’s manual before using any method or cleaner that may harm the cooktop surface. You can test these cleaners on a small corner of your cooktop first.

Polish the Cooktop with Cleaning Cream

Most range and cooktop manufacturers recommend using a cleaning cream to polish the ceramic glass cooktop surface. This cream is non-abrasive and specifically designed for polishing your glass cooktop. Some manufactures also recommend using a specific non-abrasive pad to apply the cream. If you don’t have the cleaning cream or pad, you can order more from our Sears PartsDirect website.

Apply the cream in circular motions to polish the entire cooktop. Buff the cooktop with a lint-free cloth to make it shine.

How to Deal with Glass Cooktop Scratches

No matter how well you take care of your glass cooktop, it may eventually get scratches. You can help avoid scratches by using clean, flat cookware designed for glass cooktops. Also, avoid sliding cookware across the top. Lift and move pots and pans to help avoid scratches.

When scratches do occur, polish the areas around the scratches to help keep the cooktop looking good. There is currently no products available that are known to cure scratches in a glass cooktop.

Eventually, you may need to replace the cooktop if scratches become unsightly. Here’s a video that shows how to replace a ceramic glass cooktop on a common range:

If you need to replace your glass cooktop and don’t want to do it yourself, schedule repair service and a Sears Home Services technician will replace it for you.

You can also replace the entire range when cooktop scratches become unsightly. Our Sears.com Upgrade page has special deals and financing to help you seamlessly replace your range in no time.

How to Maintain Your Glass Cooktop

Proper maintenance will help you avoid glass cooktop scratches and blemishes that lead you to replace the cooktop or range. Clean and polish the cooktop often. Clean off spills and residue quickly after the cooktop cools to avoid problems.

Schedule annual preventive maintenance by a Sears Home Services professional to keep your entire range in top shape and looking great.

By following these glass cooktop cleaning and maintenance tips, you can maintain the pristine appearance of your glass cooktop and extend its lifespan. You can also enjoy cooking on your glass cooktop with no worries.

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