Cleaning Tips,  Kitchen

How to Clean Your Glass Stove Top

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your glass or ceramic stovetop? If so, my friend, you are not alone! 

These stovetops are very popular among homeowners thanks to their modern smooth, sleek design. Plus, they can withstand high temperatures and even double as extra counter space (when cooled, of course!). However, that same beautiful flat surface can also be the source of a huge cleaning headache for a lot of folks.

Spills and burns have nowhere to go but to stay on the hot cooking surface and if they aren’t cleaned up immediately, these spills can end up scorching the top of your stove.

All of this is a recipe for a big fat hard-to-clean mess.

No worries though! The next time you find yourself facing a crusty cooked on disaster, just head to your pantry and grab some baking soda and a couple of lemons.

Then follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll have a sparkling clean glass top in no time!

Step 1:  Cut your lemons in half and squeeze the juice all over your (cool!) glass cook top. Use the lemon half as a scrubber and spend extra time on the trouble spots. The citric acid in the lemon juice will help break down the cooked on mess, plus it smells nice!

Step 2:  Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface. Baking soda by itself is a wonderful natural cleaner because the mild alkali helps breakdown cooked on food without being overly abrasive to your surface. Combine the baking soda and lemon and you have a powerful little chemical reaction that helps loosen up the baked on gunk even further.

Step 3:  Grab an old towel and wet it with hot water. Wring out any excess water and lay the warm towel over the lemon and baking soda covered glass top. Leave the towel in place for at least 30 minutes (the longer the better).

Step 4:  Using the damp towel, gently wipe the surface until all baked on spills and baking soda are removed. You will most likely have to rinse out the towel once or twice as you do this.

Step 5: Spray your clean glass top with glass cleaner or vinegar, cleaning off the baking soda residue and buffing until it shines.

Now your glass top is nice and clean and ready for your next cooking adventure!  Aim to wipe your glass cooktop after each use to avoid hard to clean spills in the future.

And for any other dirty housecleaning jobs you don’t want to face, call your local Two Maids & A Mop and they’ll be happy to come do your dirty work for you!

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