How to get baked on grease off a ceramic stove top?

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I’ve tried commercial products, home remedies and nothing seems to get all the residue. I don’t want to scratch or damage the surface. What can I do?

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  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Mar 10, 2019

    I have an oil fired Aga that is on all the time Sheila, so grease gets really baked on and it only gets turned off once or twice a year (which is when I clean it). I use a product called Astonish oven and cookware cleaner and it's amazing. Aga also do their own version which I think is probably the same stuff. Best of luck with finding something :)

  • Karen Brunck Karen Brunck on Mar 10, 2019

    Hi Sheila. I've used a kitchen towel soaked with boiling water placed over the gunk. Add a touch of vinegar if it's really stubborn. Let it sit overnight, then scrape away in the morning with a credit card. 😊

  • TinaLouise TinaLouise on Mar 11, 2019

    I make a paste of Dawn soap (the blue one) and baking soda. Using a rough washcloth, take some work but I've had great luck with it. And I always have those two things in my cabinet.

  • Joan Joan on Mar 11, 2019

    The ONLY thing that ever worked for me is Bar Keeper's Friend cleanser. Make a paste with water and let it sit for a bit then wipe it off. I've tried all the others and other recipes and nothing else worked. Months of burnt on crud came off. This is also great for cleaning stainless steel sinks/faucets. I bought it at the grocery store.


  • Debi53 Debi53 on Mar 11, 2019

    Bar Keepers Friend-the powder form, never the spray-- also works for me. For really stubborn areas, I sprinkle Bar Keepers Friend liberally over the spots. Then I put 3 layers of paper towels over the stove top, pour just enough boiling water to soak the paper towels and leave overnight. In the morning, I pour more boiling water on the towels--just enough to remoisten them. I then use the paper towels to 'scrub' the areas. If all of it does not come up, I use more Bar Keepers and a non-scratch scrub pad (make sure it it one labeled safe for glass cooktops) . If this does not remove it all, repeat the overnight soak. I have never not had this work. I finally rinse and dry the cooktop and it sparkles.

  • Vicki Bushert Vicki Bushert on Mar 12, 2019

    Bar keepers friend is one of my go all kitchen cleaners because it doesn't scratch but cleans so well. Never mix with bleach or other cleaners. Also arm and hammers washing soda (not baking soda) with hot water is my secret weapon for that sticky old grease on stoves and even your stove exhaust metal filter. (Although with the filter you put in sink fill with hot water and sprinkle it liberally with washing soda. It dissolves the grease until it look brand new). Make a paste to use on stove

  • Amalie Smith Amalie Smith on Mar 12, 2019

    I spray diluted Awesome (or window cleaner) lightly, then dribble some gritty ceramic-top cleanser on top. Smear together over burners - your fingers will identify where the crud is and even push some of it off.


    Let sit for a few seconds to soften the burnt crust. I use metal spatula (no nicks on edge) to scrape the material loose.


    I let the cooktop cleanser dry out, then wipe off, using pressure like wiping off wax from a car. A glass top will never look pristine after one use, so just clean it enough to let the burners work efficiently.

  • Donna Donna on Mar 23, 2019

    I've had a ceramic cooktop for many years. I've always used Bon Ami. Sprinkle on. Add a bit of water to make a paste. Let sit a couple minutes. Scrub off with a Dobie Pad sponge or more recently I have been using a Scrub Daddy sponge which removes everything much easier. None of these products scratch.