How to Clean an Electric Glass Stove/Range Top: Tips from Our Stove Repair Specialists

February 13, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Glass stove top ranges are notoriously difficult to clean, especially older models that have cast iron disc tops or Corning tops. Those types of range tops experienced frequent discoloration and were extremely difficult to clean. Newer models have ceran glass, which is much easier to clean than the older types of units, but still has its own challenges.

Here are some tips from our experts in stove repair in Addison, TX to help you more easily clean ceran glass stove tops:

  • Get the supplies you’ll need: You’ll need paper towels (or a clean dishcloth) to wipe up debris from the stovetop, a bucket filled with hot soapy water, baking soda, a bunch of old cloths or rags, a sponge, rubber gloves, a microfiber cloth and a nylon pot scraper.
  • Remove loose debris: Begin by using your paper towels or clean dishcloth to remove any loose debris and liquid currently sitting on the surface. Make sure the surface is completely cooled before you begin cleaning—you should never attempt to clean your stovetop immediately after cooking.
  • Get some soapy water: You can either plug your sink and make hot soapy water in there, or use a bucket or bowl. We recommend wearing rubber gloves, so you can make the water as hot as you need to. Place your rags in the hot soapy water once it has filled up to your needs.
  • Baking soda: Sprinkle a bit of baking soda across the entire stovetop. You’ll use about a cup of baking soda in total.
  • Use the rags: Remove your rags from the hot soapy water and slightly wring them out. They should still be fairly wet, but not sopping. Then, spread them out and lay them over the baking soda-covered stovetop. Let the rags sit in place for 15 to 30 minutes. You can gauge the time by keeping an eye on the rags, and if it looks like they’re starting to dry out, you can still pour a little more water on top of them. You should only do this if they’re already getting dry before the 15-minute mark.
  • Remove the rags: Take all of the rags off of the stovetop. Place one of the rags back into the soapy water, wring it out some more and then use it to wipe off the stovetop in a zigzag sort of motion.
  • Use the sponge: Using a wet sponge with cool water, wipe up any debris and baking soda that remains on top of the stove. If there is anything that is really stuck or baked onto the stovetop, your best bet us to use a nylon pot scraper to get it loose so you can use the sponge to wipe it away.
  • Dry shine: After all debris is removed and the stovetop is clean, use your microfiber cloth to buff the stovetop. If you see streaks appear in the glass, you can use a little glass cleaner to buff them out.

For more tips about cleaning your stovetop, or if you need stove repair in Addison, TX, get in touch with Appliance Champion Dallas today.

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