Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Does anyone know what can clean a really dirty smooth top stove

Kelly Denoyer RussellRoseann PateEleanor Korf
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q does anyone know what can clean a really dirty smooth top stove
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  • Go on line and see what the manufacturer recommends. I would use a damp sponge with Dawn dish soap to get any grease off then wipe down, then a paper towel dampened with vinegar, then a microfiber cloth run under really hot water and wrung out. See how it looks after each step. I must be OCD as I wipe my stove down after each use.
    • B. Enne
      on Oct 6, 2017

      I do too since it is flat, and usually quick. I don't want anything to stain it. Egg white is particularly bad. I use Universal Stone, which is a non-abrasive paste. Apparently BarKeeper's Friend is good too. The sample of cleaner that came with my stove, was crappy.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Looks a lot like mine. My fantastic hubby cleans it as he is usually the one that cooks things like Italian sausage for his lunches uncovered. He uses a safety razor blade to get any thing that is burnt on, then uses a soapy sponge, then a clean sponge to rinse. I follow with Windex and paper towel dry. I tried the systems for that type of stove and it constantly streaked if you tried to wipe off a spill, like it was coated with oil.
    • Nancy Turner
      on Oct 6, 2017

      I hate having to bring it home and having to do more than a cursory cleaning. I always clean anything that I donate or give away. I recently gave my daughter some t-shirts I don't wear anymore that her daughter would love for sleep shirts and I washed them even though I knew they were already clean.
  • Eag27369459
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I use equal amounts of heated vinegar and dishwashing detergent and let set wipe off and if its still not clean use a single edge razor blade and wash as usual.
  • Gradmama
    on Oct 2, 2017

    My stovetop actually came with a safety razor blade in the package. It scrapes off gummy stuff, but there is still some residue. Also I use Comet on it, which removes anything that isn't baked on, and looks as good as it gets.
    • B. Enne
      on Oct 6, 2017

      I was told by a firefighter that abrasive cleaners could weaken the ceramic/glass. You wouldn't want a piece breaking off when cooking.
  • M. Stuber
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Is this a glass top? If so go to the grocery store look for glass top cleaner and follow directions!!!!
    • Elizabeth M Keenan
      on Oct 3, 2017

      Simple green! My glass stove top in over 10 years old and still looks brand new. Also the straight edge razor blade for anything baked on.
      Best trick is to clean after every use with simple green. I get it at home depot.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Do not use any sharp product such as a razor blade.Try using the recommended cleaners for glass stove tops,or make a paste of baking soda and vinegar,applying to the soiled top,leave on long enough to break down the grease,the use White vinegar and water 50/50 and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I bought some cleaner made for the glass stove top, but I have found that Soft Scrub works just as well and it is cheaper. You will need multiple cleanings so be patient
  • Ela26544792
    on Oct 2, 2017

    fist off what's on it? I'd call the company those glass tops are a bugger
  • Deborah G
    on Oct 2, 2017

    I use a Scotchbrite blue (non-scratch) sponge with dish soap and scrub. Then I rinse and clean more until there is no more residue. You can use a single edge razor on anything that is really stuck on. I use a microfiber cloth to dry.
  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Hello! My husband actually cleans our stove top and when I suggested he purchase Bartender's Friend, which I read online is an excellent source for cleaning flat top stove's, he wasn't buying it . He said that any cleaning product will work, as long as a little elbow grease was applied. Afterword just rinse with a sponge and thoroughly dry with a paper towel. .
  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Thanks, I'll try anything as I mentioned earlier, I just got it from someone and it's really dirty
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 3, 2017

    You are welcome and I know you have some work in front of you
  • Jessie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I have this same exact stove.. it cleans beautifully using backing soda and vinegar. Simply sprinkle the baking soda all over and then spray the vinegar on top, making it moist and bubbly. Let it sit for 10 minutes and it will GLEAM!
  • Mar16495985
    on Oct 3, 2017

    For my daughter i took baking soda made a paste with balong soda and water put it on burners let set and wiped it off with warm water wiped it off it looked great!!

  • M. Stuber
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I like Cerama Bryte and have used others Publix Grocery carries. If your stove top is extremely dirty with baked on spills it will take extra work. I clean mine if I have a burned on spills soon as cool enough. I have had my stove over 10 years.
    M Stuber
  • Mum Vickery
    on Oct 3, 2017


    if it is badly marked, stained and scratched why not replace just the glass? You can do this yourself or get a tradie. You need to source the glass.
  • Rebecca
    on Oct 3, 2017

    I also use a razor blade. The stove top is just black glass & a razor really scrapes off anything stuck on the stove. I follow up work blue Dawn &/or the commercial stove top cleaner.

  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Welcome you are going to find a lot of great ideas on this site
  • Nilda Alamo
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I use a none, fume oven cleaner for my ,so far haven damage my stove

  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I have only used the ceramic/glass top cleaners they recommend. But that plus elbow grease, and repeated cleanings should get it back to normal.
  • Eleanor Korf
    on Oct 4, 2017

    It will take a lot of "elbow grease" to get that clean, but it could be done. I would start with a razor blade to see how much can be scraped off (the razor blade is recommended by the people who make glass top cook tops to clean off spill-overs). Once the worst of it is off then it will be a matter of using the cleaning product you can buy for cleaning glass cook-tops and scrub and scrub and scrub with the product.

    By the way, I had some scratches and several small "chips" in my glass cook-top (there when we bought the house), and by frequently using the recommended cleaning product the scratches have slowly disappeared. I am surmising that the product slowly fills up scratches and permanently "melts" into the scratch.

    The operative words seem to be "diligently using the product" if you want to keep your glass cooktop looking good. I have found that spilling water on a hot burner leaves a residue that is more difficult to get off. It could be that the "hard" water we have in this area is what leaves the residue.

  • Roseann Pate
    on Oct 6, 2017

    an inexpensive product to use on glass surfaces is Bon Ami found near the comet and such cleaners... you use a wet cloth and make a paste with it and rub a bit... depending on how bad it is and wipe off then let dry as it leaves a powder that can be wiped off with a dry cloth. great on windows with water spots.. as it says on the label with the little chick it hasn't scratched yet... and it doesn't..
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on Oct 7, 2017

    soaked kitchen towel in hot water and lay over top. Use a plastic scrubby or brush with baking soda.
    • Anita Purcell Altman
      on Oct 7, 2017

      This is how I clean mine as well,.....I wet 2 kitchen towels with hot water...let them sit spread out on the stove for about15 minutes. I remove them and spread baking soda on the surface. Then, I pour some peroxide on the soda. I use a scrub brush in a corcular motion. It makes a really clean stove with a lot less scrubbing.
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on Oct 7, 2017

    left wet towel for an hour or so before scrubbing
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Yes! I had one for 20 years. Baking soda is not abrasive and always around. Plastic spatulas work for scrapping too.
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