Asked on Jun 03, 2016

How to clean a glass stove top

Aryeh Kaufman
by Aryeh Kaufman

My Glass stovetop has liquid in that spilled over from a boiling pot and is now stuck to the stove. Do you have any good tips on how to clean the glass stovetop easily and efficiently? Thank you!

Dirty stove top.
  37 answers
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on Jun 03, 2016
    Citrus spray and try a magic sponge (white ones from Home Depot--best price)...I find the citrus spray takes off the oil/ soot and to remove the last of the black burnt-on stuff is to carefully use a new razor blade.
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  • Dee Dee Dee Dee on Jun 03, 2016
    I use Bon Ami on mine it is a mild abrasive and will not harm the glass. it may take a few goes at it, but it should do the trick .
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 03, 2016
    Make a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Rub into the stains allowing to sit on long enough for the mixture to work. Wipe off residue and clean if necessary with a non ammonia glass cleaner.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 03, 2016
    Take a warm, soapy cloth and place it over the boil up. Let it sit and repeat as needed until the boil up is soft enough to gently scrub off. There is also a commercial cleaner available specifically for your type of stovetop.
  • Bunny Bunny on Jun 03, 2016
    I have found the best cleaner for my glass top stove to be a Magic Eraser soaked in very warm water. It takes a little elbow grease, but works quickly any you can tell it isn't hurting your top. If it doesn't clean it the first time, just re-wet it and do it again.
  • Lba3380155 Lba3380155 on Jun 03, 2016
    I bought WEISMAN COOK TOP cleaner and polisher, it works wonderful without any trouble. I bought it at Wal Mart.
  • Shari Allen Shari Allen on Jun 03, 2016
    Use a razor blade to take off all you can, which will be most of it and then use glass stovetop cleaner. Razor blades are a miracle tool for many things. It will take a ring out of the toilet, scrape hard water stains off of windows & glass shower doors, etc. Use the razor blade first, then an appropriate cleaner to finish.
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    • PamPam PamPam on Apr 04, 2017

      lI also use the razor blade to clean the bottom of my pots and pans. It also works well if you mess up your cast iron frying pan -- scrape, clean and re-season.

  • JoLeen Bolton JoLeen Bolton on Jun 03, 2016
    The Scrub Daddy works without scratching at all.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Jun 03, 2016
    scrape as much as you can before using a cleaning product. It is perfectly safe for the cook top.
  • Meredith Donovan Meredith Donovan on Jun 03, 2016
    I sprinkle baking soda, then wipe with a sponge, let dry, then go back and wipe with a clean cloth. Works great! No chemicals and most economical:)
  • Irene Irene on Jun 04, 2016
    I've always used up scented Easyoff (for ovens), never fails.
  • Ranger Ranger on Jun 04, 2016
    Try this natural cleaning recipe that makes a great general household cleaner: Mix 2 tsps of bicarbonate of soda to 570ml of warm water. Add 125ml of white vinegar - beware of frothing. After fizz has died down, pour into a pump bottle ready to use. For a heavy duty fix, you can also sprinkle straight bicarb direct to the stove top and use a damp cloth to work out the stains.
  • Shelley S Shelley S on Jun 04, 2016
    My sister told me to use a pumas stone. The ones you use in the tub. I didn't want to do this because I thought it would scratch the glass. Finally I gave in. I use nothing else now. It WILL NOT scratch your glass. Just wet it first with plenty of water. The best thing I have ever found. My glass top sparkles!
  • Mary Mary on Jun 04, 2016
    Is the pot stuck or just the boil over? If it,s the pot I would put water on the glass around the pot and scrape under with a thin knife and repeat.
  • Mary Mary on Jun 04, 2016
    Couldn'se the picture. I would use my razor blade scraper to start
  • Linda Linda on Jun 04, 2016
    Got this product BioCleaner from QVC and it works on mine. Use it with a scrubbie. It is a clay based cleaner.
  • Dar6396874 Dar6396874 on Jun 04, 2016
    There is a special cream cleaner that you can buy at Walmart for glass stove tops. It works well or you can use liquid awesome cleaner. Spray and let that sit for 15 min or so and clean off. Hope this helps. : )
  • Elaine List Elaine List on Jun 04, 2016
    Soft Scrub works and doesn't scratch the surface. I use it all the time.
  • Torry Jean Hyatt Torry Jean Hyatt on Jun 04, 2016
    I use a razor blade, my scrubbie and also the cream cleaner, but what I find best for really hard stuff is to spread a paste of baking soda and vinegar over the surface and leave it for about 15 minutes... then the blade and scrubbie work so much better. Clean up with paper towels then wet cloth to get all the paste off, then polish with the cream.
  • Barbara Parsons Barbara Parsons on Jun 04, 2016
    I have to go along with Torry on this one. We've all had this issue, and I found that a razor gets rid of the buildup and the baking soda and vinegar solution is fabulous. And no chemical smell.
  • Kathy Ruth Kathy Ruth on Jun 04, 2016
    I've done that--many times! I use a straight-edge razor followed by either Bon Ami cleaner or my homemade soft scrub--1 cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of liquid castile soap, 15 drops of any essential oil you like (citrus smells really good!) and 1 tablespoon of water. Mix it all up well and keep it in an airtight container. I use it with a damp sponge or scrubbie. It takes a lot of rinsing and shining after to remove the white residue but it works great and is so much better smelling than the stuff they sell to clean these stoves with!
  • Ellen Ellen on Jun 04, 2016
    All I know is I will never have a glass top range again. It has been nothing but a pain in the patootie for the last 15 years. I will get a regular old coil burner range top the next time.
  • Jan Smichoski Jan Smichoski on Jun 04, 2016
    I cover the surface with paper towel, then pour vinegar with a little dish soap added to make it wet (I use this mixture all around the house). Come back after a while (? an hour), and wipe clean. So easy.
    • Aryeh Kaufman Aryeh Kaufman on Jun 05, 2016
      @Thank You Jan Smichoski This worked really well for me, though I did it slightly different: I put down the paper towels, wet them with water, then poured the vinegar over that. (I also didn't use dish soap) worked pretty well. :) I will use the vinegar+soap mix on the really tough stains. :)
  • Marlene Marlene on Jun 04, 2016
    Spray the (cooled) glass top with water. Sprinkle baking soda on it until the entire top is covered with a layer of baking soda. Let it sit for awhile 15-60 minutes, depending on your patience). Then spray the top with more water and scrub with a non-abrasive scrubber. I use the mesh from produce bags. You'll need to scrub for awhile and the baking soda will start to clump. Remove the clumps from the stove sections that are clean and use the leftover soda to keep scrubbing around the really tough parts. It takes awhile but it is nontoxic and inexpensive and will not scratch the stove top.
  • Aryeh Kaufman Aryeh Kaufman on Jun 05, 2016
    I used Jan Smichoski's trick and it worked! Thank you to all who responded! :)
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 05, 2016
    I love my glass top and have the same problem now and then. I use Barkeeper's Soft Scrub. When cooled, rub a small amount in a circular motion with a kitchen sponge, wipe off with wet paper towel. Repeat if necessary. Works for me every time.
  • June Rozniak June Rozniak on Jun 05, 2016
    I hate my glass top...too hard to regulate heat...needs really flat bottom pots. I have a small razor scraper that I use to deal with spills...slide the scraper under the works.
  • Linda Fraser Linda Fraser on Jun 05, 2016
    If special glass top cleaner doesn't work you can actually use a single edge razor blade. hold it at an angle so it doesn't scratch and run it across the stove top. It will take off anything burnt on. In do it all the time
  • Sonia Burrows Sonia Burrows on Jun 05, 2016
    Bunny from Angiers.......magic eraser is a very fine type of sandpaper. Eventually you will scratch/etch the glass that it won't come clean.
  • Rebecca Anglin Rebecca Anglin on Jun 05, 2016
    I put baking soda all over the top then put wet kitchen towels over the top of that. Left it covered all night. Next morning wiped the soda off with the towels. If there were places that did not come off, I used a wet SOS pad (only kind) and finished out the surface. I personally love my glass top stove. Been using it for 4 years. I would purchase another one.
  • Sherry Taylor Sherry Taylor on Jun 05, 2016
    I use a razor blade to get the heavy spills then beekeepers friend (I like the powder version)on a wet sponge . Rub in circles and wipe down with paper towel or a dish cloth then dry well. It sparkles lie new.
  • Aryeh Kaufman Aryeh Kaufman on Jun 20, 2016
    UPDATE: this is the end result. It's not 100% clean, but it looks pretty good. I will try some other ideas you posted to clean the white residue. I also want to try a pumas stone :)
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  • Wendy Erdheim Wendy Erdheim on Jul 04, 2016
    Did you see the new hometalk video with the orange and vinegar? It might help with the rest!
  • Su999 Su999 on Sep 14, 2016
    Use Bar Keepers Friend cleaner. Superb. Occasionally gently with razor blade. Su, Shrewsbury, UK.
  • Donna Mancine Donna Mancine on Oct 14, 2016
    Do not use a pumice stone--- u will scratch the surface!! I use CeramaBrite-- comes in a kit at WalMart for about $6! Woks great without a lot of fuss! Has a blade to remove spills; a bottle of cleaner... daub a for onto the enclosed applicator and rub till shiny... a few seconds! I had no choice when we bought our home-- it came with the Fridg brand ceramic stove... I have made the best of having this terrible stove by using this to clean it!!! When I have the money I will purchase a different brand!! This one is terrible!
  • Darlene Smith Darlene Smith on Oct 14, 2016
    Don't use pumice... that will scratch very badly.
  • Mario Mario on Oct 14, 2016
    Use razor blade with a handle, designed specially to remove stickers from glass. It is the best. Use it in angle of 45 degrees, more o less, in a flat position. Never use pumice Stone, because you will scratch the glass.