Asked on Feb 01, 2018

How do I get scorched metal off my glass stovetop?

by MaryMac422
Left a teakettle on the super-hot burner on my glass top stove. Cooked dry, it got hot enough that the metal bottom left whitish scorch marks on the glass. Any ideas of how to clean it? Cooktop cleaner and WD-40 didn't help much. Thanks.
  29 answers
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 01, 2018

    Try sprinkling a good amount of baking soda on there and then spray sone w.hite vinegar on there so it makes a paste then let it stay on there for about an hour and use a flat edge razor blade and scrape it off

    • Sally-Charles Evans Sally-Charles Evans on Feb 02, 2018

      My cooktop came with a cleaner and a single-edge razor blade. That blade has removed many a cooking disaster!

  • Sun23493940 Sun23493940 on Feb 01, 2018

    Contact manufacturer of stove.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 01, 2018

    Think I would contact the manufacturer's customer service hotline.

  • MadameRã MadameRã on Feb 02, 2018

    I found a use for getting scorched metal off my designer glass coffee table by accident~ I found these really strong wipes for cleaning outdoor bbq’s, & i thought as the decor tradie i am that they will come in handy for something mixed with something” in future(as i am quite good with some lab works”).. & this case i wiped as much as poss first, then with a clean wipe sat it on the affected area & mixed bi-carb soda & water in a sml spray bottle(half /half) & soaked the wipe further.... left for around 8 hours( as i went out), then cleaned it. I also used plastic a spatula to assist however the result worked.... perhaps it will for you too.

    Much luck & Happy Crafting /& Repairs:)

  • Ril5786305 Ril5786305 on Feb 02, 2018

    Believe it or not but I use steel wool grade #0000. A friend of mine told me about it! It does not scratch the surface. Just wet the steel wool and scrub it off! You'll be super surprised!

  • Holly Holly on Feb 02, 2018

    Hello. Not sure if this will help but I found a product called Bar Keepers Friend and it has removed everything that I had ever burned onto my glass stovetop.

    Sprinkle the powder on and make a paste with hot water. I then scrub in circular motions with an old toothbrush. You will need some elbow grease and patience. Hopefully eventually you will start seeing the mark fade.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Feb 02, 2018

    Not sure it will work but my “go to” for glass cooktops is soaking a kitchen hand towel and leaving it sit for awhile. I come back and scrub with baking soda and ‘safe for glass’ scrub brush or pad. Sometimes I use a plastic spatula to scrub.

  • Irene Irene on Feb 02, 2018

    I have had the same problem and solved it by using a product from Dawn called POWER DISSOLVER. t's hard to find but did locate it on ebay, bid for it and got it in the institutional size. I spray this on hard to removes spots and really heavy grease areas on pots & pans. Cover the area with plastic wrap, pat the wrap down so no air spots are visible. I leave this on for up to overnight. Remove plastic and just wash off with warm water. It's really amazing. My pots and pans and stove top never look newer after this use. It has never hurt and of my surfaces (DON'T USE ON ALUMINUM).

    Good Luck

  • Sandra Hohenwarter Sandra Hohenwarter on Feb 02, 2018

    I take a razor blade and scrap what I can off and then use bar keepers friend. Cheap at the dollar store. Around $3

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Feb 02, 2018

    Yes good idea with the razor also try using magic eraser, wet it lightly then scrub

  • Caj22404313 Caj22404313 on Feb 02, 2018

    I purchased the 'glass stove top cleaner' made by MAAS. It comes in a bottle with a push up top. I put some directly on the area with the issue, rubbed it in & then put a dampened dish cloth over it for about 2 hours. Then I used wadded up paper towels to rub & rub the area. I did not use anything to scrape the surface. It took some elbow grease ... BUT IT WORKED!! Then I put more of the cleaner lightly in other places so I could rub & polish the entire surface ... It looked like it did when the stove was first installed. Look up MAAS , I think it was manufactured in Germany, on the net and you will see their entire line of products. I have stainless steel appliances (NEVER AGAIN) and I used their stainless steel cleaner and the surfaces looked like new! I think I found it on AMAZON.

    I now KNOW when I have a spill on the stove to clean it as soon as the stove is cool. Don't think I let it wait till I feel like it!!!!!! Good luck.

  • Cga32507083 Cga32507083 on Feb 02, 2018

    I used a white sponge eraser on my cookware cooking utensils and it worked very well.

  • Cor31941913 Cor31941913 on Feb 02, 2018

    I used magic erasers, baking soda, and vinegar to clean my glass stovetop of every mess and it always worked like a charm!

  • Diane Diane on Feb 02, 2018

    My new glass stove top came with a product called Cerama Bryte. It's easy & makes it shine...not sure about burnt on metal, but worth a try. or 1-800-578-4063 for questions

    • MaryMac422 MaryMac422 on Feb 03, 2018

      This is waaaay worse than what Creams Brute can handle. Believe me, I tried. :-) Thanks, tho.

  • Sun23493940 Sun23493940 on Feb 02, 2018

    Hope you get an answer soon.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Feb 02, 2018

    I use Barkeepers spray cleanser and a kitchen sponge. You can also gently use a window scraper for the tough spots. Once cleaned, rinse well, clean with windex for a nice shine. I have a glass top stove and have burned and melted a lot of stuff on it and this is exactly how I clean it. Looks new every time. Best of luck.

  • Gayle Deas Gayle Deas on Feb 04, 2018

    The cleaner/polishes made for glass stovetops really works very well along with a razor blade for spills. The polish also helps protect from further problems. It just takes a little elbow grease.

  • Rebecca Ward Rebecca Ward on Feb 04, 2018

    I use a razor blade to clean my glass top weekly. Works like a charm. If you don’t lots of things build up on the top.

  • Peg32556833 Peg32556833 on Feb 05, 2018

    HSN ‘s Earthbrite is absolutely the best

    for ceramic stovetop cleaning. Doesn’t

    require any elbow grease. Just wet the

    included sponge, dip in the “clay” &

    use a circular motion. U can use windex

    to clean off afterwards & shine. Have recommend this to friends & this is a

    winner for everyone.

  • David Womack David Womack on Feb 05, 2018

    Ammonia will clean up a crusted BBQ grill. You put a cup of ammonia in a black plastmic bag in the sun. Put several glasses in there to keep the plastic from sealing to rim of cup. Leave it a day or two in sun and ammonia vapor will clean the grill. You could tent the area that is stained and put a cup of ammonia under the plastic then tape the edges of plastic down. shine a corded flood light on the plastic and you should be able to wipe the stain away the next da. Do not use any thing with clorine with the ammonia or you can do significant damage to your lungs and eyes.

  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 17, 2018

    Soft scrub, put a good amount rub over burnt area with your finger, let stand. You will see whatever is under it bleed through. When you see it coming through wipe off with barely wet towel, repeat until gone.

  • Michael Young Michael Young on Feb 28, 2019

    This same problem happened to me this morning--same cause, empty tea kettle on high heat glass cooktop. Did you find a solution?

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    • Joseph Furmansky Joseph Furmansky on Nov 03, 2020

      Hello Mike, did you ever find a solution? I left a pot on the stove too and it left a thick ring on the glasstop. I have tried several products, razor blade, etc., nothing has worked.

  • Najma Najma on Jul 02, 2019

    Can Anyone help how to remove stained aluminium marks from over boiled pan on a glass hob plsss?

  • Julie Murphy Julie Murphy on Nov 24, 2019

    Hello. I can’t believe I have come across this. The EXACT same thing happened to me tonight. I turned on the stove top only to find the one which my my empty tea kettle also went on. This frying the bottom of the kettle and leaving a white circle on the stove top. I was able to loosen the outer edges of it but nothing else. Did anyone ever find a solution to this?!

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    • Angie Angela Angie Angela on Feb 23, 2020

      Hello my son did the same thing. I called the manufacture and they said it wasn’t covered under the warranty. I would like to replace the top as well since it only 8 months old. However, It cost 300 plus dollars...

  • KB KB on Jan 22, 2020

    I regularly use Barkeepers friend to clean my cooktop and had already tried it on the burnt copper ring but to no avail. Then I saw a post which said to leave it on for a several hours covered with plastic wrap and then scrub as usual. IT WORKED!! I am so happy.

  • Cheryl Dodge Cheryl Dodge on Dec 23, 2021

    Left a Reverware/copper bottom pan on stove, water evaporated, lots of smoke - 60 year old pan totaled! The problem I realized... what was left on stove top glass was melted METAL, not food/grease which can eventually be removed with special products and home remedies. After removing any raised debris, I found that the melted metal is as smooth as the glass itself. I put baby oil on the melted metal area overnite to see if it was possible for metal to absorb liquid. Twelve hours later, I used a new razor and carefully on an angle began working in tiny strokes to scrape the surface which appeared to clear a TINY area - very labor intensive! Stove is less than year old. Final analysis, need a new glass top or continue to spend an unknown amount of time to last process.

  • Noah Noah on Jan 02, 2022

    3 years later and someone finally understood the question, good job Cheryl. Melted metal doesn’t come off glass stove tops like burnt food. Copper and Teflon are the worst. Razor blade alone won’t do it. Your answer worked for me. Oil, barkeeper’s friend or white vinegar and baking soda. Regardless of what you use, you’ll need to do multiple rounds with the razor. Let your ingredient soak and get high quality sharp razor blades that won’t bend and a really sturdy razor blade holder, not a cheap small plastic one so you can get more leverage. What would calling the manufacturer do? They’ll tell you that burnt metal isn’t covered by the warranty and that if you scratch the glass trying to remove it, that isn’t covered either. They’ll also charge more for a replacement most likely. Don’t replace! You can get it off. Just be careful not to scratch the glass, scrape at at the lowest angle possible evenly and smoothly.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 08, 2022

    Hello Mary, hope this helps you out, you will need to be persistent, Pour enough baking soda onto the vinegar to form a paste and scrub with the dishcloth, in circular motions, and concentrated on the larger burned particles. Rinse the dishcloth occasionally and continue. Wipe the baking soda paste away with a dish towel and shake into the sink. Towel dry the burner.

  • Jan Jan on Aug 08, 2022

    How do you get a blotch like this off, not residue can’t scrape it off. Left by my carbon steel pan!

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