Cleaning Your Flat Top Stove

The easiest way to keep your glass-top stove clean is by wiping down the surface after each use. Ideally, you’ll want to use a microfiber cloth or sponge moistened with vinegar or water, and never a scouring pad or scrub brush. Unfortunately, this can only be done once the surface is no longer hot, and by that time, many cooks have moved on to serving or eating.

If you’ve forgotten to wipe down your stove and are dealing with stuck-on stains, you’ll need a more thorough cleaning technique. Once the stovetop is cool, use white vinegar to spray the surface. Next, generously sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar. Place a clean towel, soaked in hot water and wrung out, over the vinegar/baking soda mix. Let this mixture work its magic for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the towel and wipe away the residue with a microfiber cloth. Spray more vinegar and use a fresh microfiber cloth to polish away any streaks.

For a deeper clean, there are many specialty products made for glass top stoves. Weiman glass cook top cleaner and polish is an excellent choice. Bar Keepers Friend Multipurpose Cooktop Cleaner is another excellent choice. There are also many informative videos on YouTube to help with those especially tough stains.