How to Clean Ceramic Glass Cooktops

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A ceramic glass stovetop creates a sleek and modern look for your kitchen. You do not have to unplug coil burners, clean under the top or wrestle to fit the pieces back together. Food debris has no place to hide. You can clean the smooth surface without playing kitchen mechanic. Keep the top of the stove as clean as the day you bought it with daily cleaning. If your stovetop gets a lot of use, clean the top after each use.

Step 1

Wait until the stove has cooled completely before attempting to wipe it or clean it. Most of these stoves include visual clues, including a red hot burner and a red light that will turn off when the cooktop is no longer hot. Do the rest of the meal cleanup first, including washing dishes and pans, cleaning the table and sweeping the floor.

Step 2

Wipe down the cooled cook top with a soft damp sponge. Designate one sponge without a scouring side to use for cleaning surfaces only. Foods spilled away from the round burners, including spices or sauce should come off cleanly. Dry off the surface with a clean towel or paper towel to reveal the more stubborn foods cooked onto the surface.

Step 3

Squirt a cream ceramic glass top cleaner on a scrubbing pad made for cook tops. Substitute a paste of baking soda and water for the cleaner for a more natural cleanser. Use a dime-size amount, as too much will leave your cooktop surface looking murky and smeared.

Step 4

Clean the entire surface using the cleaner. Pay special attention to the burner circles, which are lighter than the rest of the glass cooktop. Scrub small areas repeatedly using small circular motions to remove cooked on foods and liquids.

Burned milk and water demand elbow grease. Rinse the top with a clean sponge and check for stains. You will need to scrub stubborn spots a second or third time.

Step 5

Remove accidental stains including melted plastic by hardening the plastic first. Use cold water or an ice cube to harden the plastic melted onto the stove from a misplaced container or plastic wrap. Pull off the hardened plastic, wedging it free with a plastic scraper. Wax may also be removed this way.

Step 6

Dry the stove surface with a microfiber cloth. Use the microfiber cloth to polish the surface. View the surface from different angles to catch any missed spots.

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