Here’s the most efficient method I know for safely cleaning your burnt glass stove top with baking soda and a scraper. You’ll also need some liquid dish detergent and a bit of hot water.
Removing difficult burn marks on your cooktop often seems mission impossible. But it’s not quite true. I used my hob massively for 2 weeks and never cleaned it during this time, just to show you how I removed all that gross accumulated burn food.
This cleaning method with household items works excellent for all types of glass cooktops: electric ceramic cooktops, vitroceramic hobs and induction cookers.
Here’s the BEFORE…
Here’s the AFTER…
I’ve got my cooking mojo back and I can get back to cooking now. It’s not like I have other options with this COVID-19 spreading around…
VIDEO: 5 steps for deep cleaning your stove top with baking soda and a scraper (4 minutes)
Step by step method for giving your glass stove top a deep clean
Make your own homemade burn marks solvent
For this do-it-yourself hob cleaning solution simply mix 2-3 tbsp baking soda with 1-2 tbsp of any manual dishwashing liquid and about 1 cup of very hot water.
You don’t need exact quantities. What you want to achieve is a “loose” paste. The water needs to be really hot. That’s your secret weapon.
Let it sit on the stove top
Pour most of this mix on your stove top and let it sit there for about 20 minutes.
The purpose of this hob cleaning solution is to soften the first layer of burn marks and to partially dissolve the grease junk.
Make sure you cover all areas, especially around the white rings.
Save some of your homemade cleaning solution for a later application.
Scrape and scrub
Use the sharp blade of your glass scraper on the most worst affected areas. Those are usually around the white circles on your hob.
The scraper will not damage your glass top if used corectly. Put pressure on the middle of the scraper and go back and forth without any sudden changes of direction.
Most of the accumulated burnt grease should come off at this stage of the process.
After getting rid of the most problematic areas, scrub a bit all the surface of your top with an abrasive part of a sponge, using circular motions.
Use a wet cloth or paper towel to remove some of the cleaning product. You want to be able to see what you’re doing and where you need to do a bit more scraping and scrubbing
TIP for tricky parts on your hob:
If you have some really stubborn burn marks, the trick is to apply pressure on just one of the sides of your scraper and use only that side, back and forth on narrower surfaces. This way you will put an end to those really burnt build-ups that seemed impossible to get rid of.
Don’t worry if at this point your stove top is not 100% clean.
Repeat (if needed)
At this point you probably still have some burn stains on your hob. This happens if your hob had extreme burns. You managed to soften and remove the first layer, now let’s make sure we remove all the remaining ones.
You need to apply Step 2 and Step 3 again to soften the oldest burn loads. You need to reheat the leftover cleaning solution in the microwave and let it sit on your stove top.
This time you can leave it for only 10 minutes, as there’s less burnt grease mass.
Scrape and scrub the surviving burn marks, just like you did before.
All that burnt stuff on your hob should be gone by now.
Remove product, rinse and make it shine
Clear as much product as you can with a cloth.
Spray window cleaner or just water on the glass surface and use paper towels to dry.
Do this a few times, until you are left with a streak free, clean and shiny surface.
This is the easiest and fastest way I know for cleaning a glass hob with extreme burn stains.
Using the scraper is mandatory. If you don’t have a glass scraper, try to get your hands on one. It will save you time and money. And it’s safe to use if you use it the right way.
Questions you might have on cleaning your hob.
Can I clean my glass hob with an abrasive sponge?
You could also clean your stove top with an abrasive sponge but this requires a lot of power scrubbing. Let’s face it… Who wants that? People are looking for easy cleaning methods.
You will achieve the wanted result in the end, even with the abrasive part of a sponge, but it will get on your nerves before you finish it. So, save yourself some mojo and go get yourself a glass scraper.
Can I clean my stove top without scrubbing?
Use the method described in this article and keep scrubbing to a minimum. You need to combine a glass scraper with an abrasive part of a sponge.
The homemade degreaser I advise you to use is a mix of sodium bicarbonate, dishwashing liquid and really hot water.
Follow this step by step method and you’ll clean your stove top without too much effort or scrubbing.
Will the scraper scratch my glass hob?
No, your glass scraper will not damage your stove top.
There are 2 correct ways to use your scraper that will protect your hob from getting scratched.
The first one is to apply pressure on the middle and go back and forth, without any sudden changes of direction.
The second one is for the most tricky areas. The secret is to apply pressure on just one side and use that side on very narrow areas, with the same back and forth movement.
Is there a fast way to clean my burnt stove top?
Probably there are some chemical hob cleaning solutions out there, but I always prefer to use what I have in around my household. Plus I don’t like the smell of the most powerful and efficient commerce cleaning solutions.
Is there a Dawn dishwashing liquid alternative for cleaning my stove top?
Dawn is a brand of manual dishwashing liquid, not so easy to find in all countries. Don’t fixate on Dawn, you can use whatever dishwashing liquid you are normally using for your manually washing your dirty dishes.
For daily use, I prefer Fairy Premium, but really, it doesn’t matter that much when you just want to clena your stove top.
Try the step by step method described in this post and just use the one you have.
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