Cleaning your glass stove can be tricky, especially when there is left alone, burnt-on food and grease, which can accumulate and end up being hard to remove.
Wiping down your kitchen at least once a day and giving it a thorough clean-up once in a month is a must to keep it clean and spotless. How often do you actually clean your stove? Wiping down the stove after every cooking session helps keep the stove clean, but that is not sufficient. Once in a while, it needs deep-cleaning too. We have put together a complete guide on how to clean a glass stovetop with everything you need to know.
For a sparkling glass stove, follow the cleaning tips below!
Why Clean Your Glass Stove?
As this is an essential appliance for making food, it should be one of the most hygienic pieces of equipment in your kitchen. But a lot of people often overlook the stove when cleaning. Your stove tops can look beautiful if kept clean and shiny. What’s more, keeping it clean is also hygienic.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Warm water
b) Large bowl or small bucket
c) Dishwashing liquid
f) Baking soda
Step 1: Remove Detachable Parts
Remove various parts of the stovetop that are detachable. These would include the burner grates and the rings of the burners. Once the burner rings have been removed, the burners themselves will be exposed. Refer to the user manual for instructions, if needed.
Step 2: Soak Them
Make a mixture comprising 8-9 cups of warm water and 2 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid in a small bucket or even a bowl large enough to hold these parts. Our preferred choice is Vim Dishwash Gel, which is easily available in the market. Refer to the instructions on the pack to understand the correct usage method. Soak these removable parts in the warm, soapy water while you get on with the rest of the cleaning.
Step 3: Wipe Your Stove
While the burner elements are soaking, clean the rest of the stove surface. Start by wiping away any loose pieces of food or dirt using a cloth.
Step 4: Use Vinegar and Baking Soda
Make a mixture of 1 cup of water with 1 cup of vinegar. Put this solution into a spray bottle. Spray the solution on your cooking stove and sprinkle some baking soda on the solution. The soda will react with the vinegar solution and loosen the grease.
Step 5: Use a Toothbrush
Use an old toothbrush to clean any areas around the burners that are difficult to reach.
Step 6: Wipe Your Stove
Wipe away the remnants with a clean sponge or cloth, so that the surface of the stove is clean.
Step 7: Scrub the Detachable Parts
While the burner grates and the burner rings are soaking in the bucket, take a toothbrush and scrub them. This helps remove any stubborn dirt stuck to them.
Step 8: Rinse the Detachable Parts
Take the burner grates and the rings of the burners out of the bucket and rinse them under your tap. Ensure you rinse them thoroughly to ensure all the dirt has been removed.
Step 9: Re-attach the Detachable Parts
Next, put these detachable parts back in their respective places on your stove.
Step 10: Wipe Dry
Finally, take a clean, dry towel and wipe your stove completely dry. Focus on any areas where the dirt is really stuck to ensure there are no stains left behind.
To keep your glass stove top spotless and shiny, clean it with lemon juice once a week. Once the burners cool down, clean the debris with a cloth. Dilute 3 tsp. lemon juice in 3 tsp. water and liberally pour it over the surface and clean with a sponge. Clean again with a damp cloth. Remember to never use abrasive cleaners on the surface as it could cause damage to the glass finish.
There you go! Cleaning your stove is a simple and easy task. Follow the steps above, and you’ll have a clean stove in your kitchen always. So, use your clean stove to cook the most delicious dishes.
Minimise the usage of cast iron cookware on your glass stove top as the base of this cookware is rough and a small mishandling could leave behind scratches.