Cleaning glass stove tops properly
Heat from below, water and grease from above: Glass stove tops have to withstand quite a lot. Our guide will show you how to clean and care for the cooktop surface regularly and how to easily remove stubborn dirt and grime.
Cleaning stove tops regularly
When cooking, there’s always a pan that ends up boiling over. Salted pasta or vegetable water, milk or fat can splash out of the pan during frying and leave stubborn stains on the stove top. Regardless of the degree of dirt and whether only water or more has boiled over, it is best to get used to cleaning stove tops whenever you have used the stove. For loose dirt and light stains, it is sufficient to let the cooktop cool down and then wipe it with a soft, damp cloth. By the way, cleaning glass stove tops weekly is a good preventative method to help keep your kitchen space clean and tidy. Making your kitchen more efficient will also help to make those household chores easier to manage.
The right cleaner for your stove tops
While salted water that has boiled over often leaves white edges and stains, sauces or milk can cause really stubborn, burnt-on crusts. But don't worry, there is a remedy for every stain. Products such as Soft Scrub® Multi-Surface Gel Cleaner are tough on stains yet gentle on most delicate surfaces, regardless of whether you are cleaning glass or gas stove tops.
- For really stubborn stains, we recommend special cleaners such as our Soft Scrub® with Bleach Cleanser, which is highly effective for cleaning stove top grease. With the bleach power formula, it’s easy to get a sparkling, scratch-free shine.
- There is one thing you should avoid at all costs when water and the like have boiled over: Using scouring liquids or pads when cleaning glass stove tops. The abrasive particles contained within the solution and/or pad could scratch the surface.
- After you have worked your magic with the special cleaner, wipe the surface with clear water and dry the stove top with a soft cloth.
Use a glass scraper to get rid of dried-on residue
Getting nowhere with wet cleaning, or grease and food residue are getting difficult to remove? Then there is another secret weapon for cleaning glass stove tops: The glass or ceramic stove top scraper. Visually it looks a bit like a cutter knife and, in fact, the most important element is the blade at the front. You place it on the stove top and use it to scrape dried-on food residue from the smooth surface. The following applies:
- The steeper the angle, the more effective the scraper.
- For loose stains, such as when water has boiled over, it is sufficient to place the scraper at a very flat angle.
- For really baked-on stains, it can help to soak them a little in advance with a solution of dishwashing liquid and water.
- After using the scraper, you can wipe off the loosened dirt with a damp cloth and clean the stove top as described above.
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