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Have you ever wondered the best way to clean your glass cooktop? Glass top stoves can be really difficult to clean when food get splattered all over it. I’ve discovered that baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder, is one of the best home made cleaning DIY tools you can possibly use and cheap too! This is my home made cleaning DIY for how to clean a glass cooktop using baking soda, dishsoap and some elbow grease. 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 stove top 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!! Here’s the quick and dirty way to do it:
Don’t ever assume that it’s easier to clean than the old fashioned coils. 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 off my glass cooktop. All you need is:
- Bowl of hot water
- Liquid dish soap – I personally like palmolive because its thick
- Baking Soda – I really like this big shaker bottle from amazon
- A Cleaning Rag
- Plastic cleaning gloves (I didn’t use any because I thought baking soda wouldn’t 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. Amazon sells baking soda in a convenient shaker as seen here
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.
Clean your glass cooktop: The Result
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.
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