In order to keep our appliances in working order, it is important that we perform maintenance and cleaning. Doing so will keep them operating at their peak performance. Glass-top stoves are sleek and frequently found in modern homes. Not having to clean or replace drip pans or burner grates is definitely an advantage, but tending to the spills and splatters are more essential. We at Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio would like discuss methods on cleaning the glass-top stove.
Glass Stove Tip Cleaner Tips
1) Never clean the stove while it is hot. Wait until it has cool down.
2) When cleaning the glass stovetop, do not use abrasive or harsh chemicals or the surface can scratch. The manual may require specific cleaners to keep the warranty is valid, be sure to read it over and make sure you are reading the right cleaner.
3) Scouring pads and scrub brushed should be avoided at all costs to avoid scratching the glass. Utilize microfiber spongers or cloths for cleaning. When you come up against any tough substances that require more extreme measures, use a razorblade (see below).
Tips for Daily Cleaning of Glass Stove Tops
Get a spray bottle of distilled white vinegar and 2-3 microfiber cloths.
1) After the stove has an opportunity to cool wipe down the stove after each use after it has cooled to hinder the grease, dust, and debris buildup.
2) Completely spray the down the glass-top stove including the knobs and clock/timer area.
3) Use one microfiber cloth slightly damp to clean the vinegar and residues off.
4) Using a separate dry microfiber cloth, buff out any remaining streaks.
How to Deep Clean Stove Glass Tops to Remove Stubborn Stains
Every 2-4 weeks, depending how often you cook, a deeper clean is recommended. You will need distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle, baking soda, sink of hot water, a clean towel, and 2-3 microfiber cloths.
1) Make sure the stovetop is cool. Liberally spray down the surface with the vinegar.
2) While the vinegar is still soaking on the surface, generously sprinkle the baking soda on top of it.
3) Drench the towel in the sink of hot water, place it on top of the layers on the stove, be sure to wring out the excess water and let it set 15 minutes.
4) Take the towel off, and use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe up the layers.
5) Spray the vinegar on the stove, submerge the microfiber cloth in hot water bath and wipe the surface again.
6) Use a different, dry microfiber cloth to buff the streaks away.
7) If you see any lingering residues, repeat.
Glass Stove Top Scraper Cleaning for Burnt On Food
The charred spills left on the cooled stove can be more of a challenge to remove and take more than a vinegar soak and wipe for an effective clean. Grab your razorblade loaded in a razor blade holder, distilled white vinegar in a squirt bottle, and 2-3 microfiber cloths.
1) Do not use razorblades, if after reading the manual advises you not to keep your warranty valid, use an alternative method.
2) Soak the charred crust areas with vinegar only if the top is cool.
3) Lightly scrape the crust by holding the cutting edge at a very slight angle from the top of the stove. Holding the razor correctly is important to not damage the surface, using the corners of the blade can etch your stovetop.
4) Follow up with a microfiber wipe the residues away.
5) Repeat if necessary.