Baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder, is one of the best DIY home cleaners you can possibly find – and cheap too!
I am sharing my diy home made method of how to clean a ceramic glass cooktop cleaning using baking soda. My other favorite go-to cleaning solution is vinegar, but for this all I needed was a few household items. I also have some other natural cleaning tricks up my sleeve like how to clean soap scum and how to clean hard water stains.
So this is my stove, before I began cleaning a glass cooktop. Looks clean, right?… Not very…
You get in a little closer and see the battle scars from making home made french fries.. Gross right? Yes, I know I probably should have cleaned it up right after the mess happened, but let’s face it – it was too hot to touch and then I forgot about it. Also I’m the queen of boil overs, and there’s no real good stovetop cleaner out there. I’ve heard of different care methods, like using an exacto blade to scrape off carbonized residue, but I was afraid it would scratch up the smooth glass. Not wanting that to happen, I looked into some other alternatives, and the best one is.. Baking Soda!!
Don’t ever assume that it’s easier to clean than the old fashioned coils. I thought that 6 months ago when we got this stove that it would be easier to clean for its smooth surface, but don’t be fooled. Whatever the case, it’s awful and yucky looking, so I thought it was high time to see how I could get rid of this fossilized grease on my stovetop.
All you need is
- Bowl & Hot Soapy Water
- Baking Soda
- A Cleaning Rag
- Gloves (I didn’t use any because I thought baking soda wouldnt be harsh on my hands.. but I was wrong, so try to use gloves, you’ll thank me later)
First, you fill a bowl with hot tap water water and mix it with some dish soap. Submerge the rag in the bowl and get it wet.
Apply baking soda in a generous amount all over the affected area.
Now pull out that hot soapy rag out of the bowl and squeeze half the water out. You want it to be soggy, not sopping.
Then wait about 15 minutes…
In the meantime, you can tick off a few things on the deep cleaning kitchen checklist – Download a free printable PDF and always be reminded to clean the places we never think of!
Once the time is up, swirl the rag around in circles, using the baking soda paste as a gentle scrub.
The dry up the surface and shine it up with a cloth. Good as new!!
I repeated these steps once to achieve these results. You may also leave the rag on for longer, depending on how bad it is. Get it to sparkle & shine by spritzing the surface with a little big of vinegar, and wipe clean. Be sure to check out my natural way to clean soap scum and how to clean hard water stains!
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