Many people prefer glass top stoves to traditional stoves. They’re sleek, they look nice and they’re often more energy-efficient than standard stoves. However, they can be quite fragile and expensive to replace if they break or chip. With that in mind, it’s important to maintain your glass top stove so you don’t have to worry about any accidental scratches or cracked glass. Check out this guide on how to clean a glass top stove fast so you can get your stove clean in no time!
What You'll Need
This type of stove is known for its durable and reflective surface, but it is not nearly as sturdy as ceramic cooktops. Glass top stoves have a coating that must be protected from acidic spills, like orange juice or tomato sauce. Start by placing several Wowables® Paper Towels on your kitchen countertop. Collect all necessary cleaning supplies and set them out in front of you, alongside your spray bottle filled with water mixed with mild dishwashing liquid. Remove any rings from your fingers so you don’t accidentally scratch your glass stove top while cleaning it.
Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning your glass stove. Use mild soap and water if you have food stains on your stove top, and then rinse with clean water. Never use any harsh abrasives or cleaning products that are not specifically for glass stove tops, like ammonia and bleach. If your oven is particularly dirty, take apart all of its parts (the burners, drawer and racks) and wash them in warm soapy water.
Wipe and Scrub
To clean your glass stove top, wipe down with warm water and soapy water (again, use these sparingly). Once you’ve cleaned it well, mix together 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in a small bowl. Use an old toothbrush or a Lola® Wonder Scourer™ Non-Scratch Scouring Pad dipped in vinegar to scrub away any residue. Wipe with warm water afterwards.
Once you’ve cleaned your stove top and gotten rid of most grease and grime, wipe it down again with a Lola® Anti-microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth for a final disinfecting finish. Allow your stove top to dry. Even though it’s made of glass, leaving water droplets on your stove could damage its finish over time.
No matter how tempting it is, don’t use your oven as storage space. Not only will it likely ruin your glass top stove, but bacteria will start growing and multiplying quickly. Before using your oven for food again, you should clean and disinfect it thoroughly. To avoid spills that could permanently damage your stovetop, place a hot pad or folded towel on top of a surface just below where you plan to put hot dishes before they cool down. The extra layer of protection could be just enough to save you from disaster. Also, remember not to leave very hot items unattended or keep them out on counters and tables for long periods of time.
Let’s be honest, some of us just don’t have time for cleaning. If your glass top stove is an eyesore and you have a dinner party coming up in an hour, it’s important to know how to clean a glass top stove fast. This can be especially helpful if you have multiple people coming over for dinner and don’t want them thinking about all of your dirty dishes sitting in the sink.