How To Clean A Glass Stove Top Without Damaging It

Last updated on August 22nd, 2022

Glass stove tops are the last word in elegance and style. Moreover, you don’t have to go through the hassle of scrubbing off grime and food deposits from burner grates the way you would in a traditional stove. That’s one of the factors that make these stoves desirable.

However, these glass top stoves can get damaged easily. And let’s face it. They don’t come cheap. So, how do you maintain the pristine look of your glass top stove without breaking into a sweat every time you spill? Well, if you follow these simple maintenance and cleaning tips, there is no reason why your cooking surface should have any problems. Let’s check them out.

A quick cleaning job- how to go about it

See to it that you give your glass stove top a cleaning at least once a day. If you are diligent, you can give a wipe every time you use the appliance. This way, you can ensure that crud doesn’t collect on the surface. So, what’s the best way to handle this job? Let’s find out.

Tools you will need:

A microfiber cloth or sponge




Wait for the glass stove to cool. Don’t get tempted to give a quick wipe when the stove is hot. However, it’s best to tackle the job as soon as it cools, as getting the crud off the surface can get tricky later on.

Your cleaning solution can be a mix of distilled white vinegar and water in equal proportions. Fill up this solution in a spray bottle, and you are ready to go.

Spray the surface of the stove with this mixture.

Take a dry microfiber cloth or sponge and wipe down the glass surface. You will have a beautifully clean stove top in a matter of minutes.

Strictly avoid the use of harsh scrubbing pads and detergents.

A deep clean-up- How to go about it

It’s easy to put your cleaning job on the back burner once in a while when you find yourself overwhelmed with work. In such cases, a wipe-down with vinegar and water isn’t enough. However, scrubbing off the grime isn’t a great idea. So, what do you do? Let’s find out.

Tools you will need:

Baking soda

Gentle scouring pad [non-abrasive]

Large kitchen rag or towel

Distilled white vinegar

Microfiber cloths

Water and a spray bottle


Let your kitchen stove cool down before you begin.

Generously sprinkle baking soda on the surface, focusing on stains and deposits.

Wet your kitchen towel in hot water. Wring out some of the excess water. Cover the entire surface on the stove with a wet towel. Let it rest for around 15 minutes. The heat combined with the baking soda will help dislodge the deposits.

Using a non-abrasive scrub, go over the surface gently after you have removed the towel. Focus on the sections that need attention. And hey, go easy with the pressure!

Wipe the surface clean. Now spray your vinegar solution on the glass surface. Wipe down with a microfiber cloth.

Use a dry microfiber cloth and wipe the surface using circular motions.

When your food deposits dig in their heels, what do you do?

Foods such as caramelised sugar or cheese can be difficult to remove from your glass kitchen stove. Nope, your vinegar solution and baking soda remedy aren’t going to work here. So, what do you do?

You can try angling a razor blade to lift off the crud gently. All you need to do is soak the area with the vinegar solution to soften the deposits before you begin. However, you need to take a lot of care while doing this as you don’t want to scratch the surface of the glass stove in your modular kitchen.

Things to avoid on your glass stovetop

Apart from abrasive scrub pads, steel wool can damage the surface and is best avoided. Ammonia-based glass cleaners tend to leave marks on the surface and should be avoided.

Last thoughts

Glass top stoves are a great asset in a kitchen for functionality and overall appeal. Getting it right is easy with the tips in this article. And if you don’t own a glass top stove and would love to have one, you might as well check out some radical modular kitchen ideas on before you take the plunge.