Glass stovetops are great—but they can be very frustrating to clean. If spills aren’t wiped up promptly (which, let’s be honest, can be difficult to do if you’re in the middle of making a meal) they can turn into a black burned mess.
Oil, tomato sauce and bacon fat can easily transform into hard-to-clean stains.
If you’re wondering if there’s a way to remove those stains without using harsh chemicals, you’re in luck. For this blog post we wanted to share some of our favorite, ecofriendly ways to get the job done.
Lemons and baking soda
We’ve penned countless blogs about the benefits of cleaning with baking soda and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that this dynamic duo can do wonders for your glass stovetop.
The most important thing you’ll want to remember is that you’ll want to make sure the surface is completely cooled before you start– lest you run the risk of burning yourself.
When the heat indicator light turns off, sprinkle the stain with baking soda. From there, cut a lemon in half, place it over the stain (pulp side down) and start to scrub. This method may take a little elbow grease but once you’re done, the stain will be gone. When you’re finished, wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth to achieve the best result.
Baking soda and warm water
A second way to get your glass stovetop clean is to sprinkle the stained areas with some baking soda. From there, take a cleaning cloth, soak it in a mix of hot tap water and dish soap and place it on top of the baking soda. Let the cloth sit for about 30 minutes. When you return, the stain should wipe away with ease.
Remember- you don’t need to buy specialty cleaners to get the job done
The market for ecofriendly cleaning products has exploded in recent years—and for good reason. People like the idea of being able to clean their home without using harsh chemicals. At the same time, there are many things you likely already have on hand, that can clean your stovetop just as well (if not better) than a store-bought green cleaning product.
If you have a pro tip for getting your glass stovetop clean, we’d love to hear from you. Please post your tips in the comments!