How do you clean porcelain stove tops?


This is the first time I’ve had a porcelain stove top and I’m having a terrible time keeping it clean. Any tips? Please and thank you.

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  • Hi Judy, here is some info that may help you.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 12, 2018

    Place a scoop of baking soda in a small dish and add enough water to make a thick paste. Spread a thick layer of baking soda onto the areas of the stove that still need cleaning and then allow the paste to dry for 30 minutes. After half an hour has passed, wipe the paste away with a damp cloth. The surface beneath should be clean and shiny.

    If the area remains soiled after being treated with baking soda, you may have to resort to something a bit stronger. Put on a pair of disposable rubber gloves. Fold a paper towel into the approximate size you'll need to completely cover the soiled area. Soak the paper towel with household ammonia and then place it directly over the area in need of cleaning. Cover the towel with a piece of plastic cling wrap and then weight it down with a plate or bowl. Leave the ammonia in place for one to three hours. As you remove the paper towel, press down on the stove top -- the baked-on, burnt-on food should slide right off. Allow the stove top to air dry. If the area remains soiled, repeat the treatment.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 12, 2018

    Is it porcelain or is it a ceramic glass top? These have very different care requirements.

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    • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Dec 13, 2018

      No worries! I just wanted to give you good information.

      For ceramic, it's best to use a ceramic cooktop cream cleanser. Use a drop about the size of a quarter. Use a lot of water to scrub in little circles using a cloth or sponge. If you have baked on spots, let it sit for several minutes and then use a NEW razor blade at a shallow angle to gently scrape stains.

      Now here's the trick, Judy, DON'T rinse. Use a soft cloth to buff it dry. These cream cleansers have polymers in them that bond to the surface and kind of repair it.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Dec 12, 2018

    Use a streight edge razor s rape baked on stuff and use a scrubby plastic for everyday stuck on I use Clorox cleanup

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 13, 2018

    Let us know which method you used and how well it worked for you. Have a merry Xmas.

    • Judy Kelsey Judy Kelsey on Dec 14, 2018

      Thank you. I will let you know and Merry Christmas to all of you ladies.

      P.S. my husband volunteers to clean the stove but he doesn’t do it quite often enough so it gets pretty dirty. He is a super husband.

  • Joy Joy on Dec 16, 2018

    You can make a paste with 20 mile team borax powder and let sit for a little while then with a damp rag or non scratch scrubber cleaning in circles and rinse.

  • Judy Kelsey Judy Kelsey on Dec 26, 2018

    we use the soda and a razor blade. Thank you all so much and I hope you all had a great Christmas.

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