How to clean a glass top stove with baking soda and peroxide

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While induction cooktops have made a name for themselves as preferential cooking options for many, they can be painful to work with, especially when they are covered with burned-on food spills, grease, and other forms of dirt. We have prepared this piece to help you maintain your cooktop’s original shiny and stylish look. Read on as we unveil time-tested cleaning and upkeep hacks for your cooktop. We will also take you through the exact steps for cleaning a cooktop glass top using baking soda and peroxide.

How Do You Clean Your Burnt-on Glass Top Stove?

A bit of your food will likely spill on your cooktop and burn. So, what should you do when this happens? Well, the good news is that ceramic-glass stovetops are relatively easy to clean. 

With the following easy steps, you will get a clean and shiny glass cooktop.

  • Place a warm towel on your cooktop to allow the burnt food spill to soften.
  • Get hold of a razor blade and use it to scrape off the burned food residue. Be very careful when doing this to avoid injuring yourself and scratching your cooktop. You may be required to repeat this step several times, depending on how baked the food residue is.
  • After you are certain that you have scrapped the entire burned food residue, carefully clean your cooktop using mild kitchen detergent and a soft towel. A paste of baking soda and water would be a good cleanser. Apply the paste to your burnt spot and work on it in a circular motion. Be keen to clean off the cleaning product residue; otherwise, it will too bake and burn on your cooktop.

Note: It is advisable to wipe off food spills immediately after they are spattered on your cooktop to avoid food spills from burning and baking on the cooktop. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the spills and dry using a soft paper towel.

Here’s How to Clean a Black Glass Stovetop

An unkempt or dirty cooktop may not only bring soreness to the eyes but also interfere with the performance of your cooktop, especially the induction. Fortunately, black cooktops, just like glass cooktops, are not too hard to clean. The trick to keeping black cooktops sparkling is to wipe off spills immediately after they happen. The other trick is to ensure that you use a cleaning spray that doesn’t leave cleaning trails behind. While at it, use gentle abrasives that will loosen stubborn stains and take care of your glass cooktop at the same time.

How to Clean Stubborn Stains on Glass Cooktop

Stubborn stains can be in the form of burnt food spills, grease, or piled-up dirt. Whatever stain you will be handling, be sure to use environmentally friendly and readily available cleaner. The general cleaning rule is to work on your cooktop while it is relatively warm. The warm temperature makes it easier to clean off any stains that would otherwise be difficult to remove if the cooktop is completely cooled down.

You should, however, be careful not to burn yourself. Only work on your cooktop some minutes after turning the stove off. You can always put an oven mitt in case the heat is too warm for you to handle.

In case the stains you will be handling are burnt food residues, you should first remove them using a metal scraper before cleaning. Be keen to hold the scraper at a 45-degree angle while keeping the scraper’s blade away from your body to reduce the chances of injury. As aforementioned, dampen your surface with a warm towel to help lift more residue.

When it comes to cleaning, avoid chemical-based cleaners, as they sometimes pose health risks to their users. Vinegar and baking soda are some of the natural cleaners at your disposal. You can make a thick paste of baking soda and water and use it on your cooktop.

For a successful clean-up, smear a sizeable amount of the paste around the stubborn stains and use a scrubbing pad to clean the stains. Be sure to work in a circular motion for a more effective job. Once you have placed your paste on the targeted areas, scrub the spot for some minutes and look out for any improvements. Once satisfied with your work, wipe the paste off with a clean, soft towel. This procedure will leave your cooktop sparkling and fresh!

Here’s How to Remove Burnt-on Grease from the Stovetop

Oil splashes can be gross, unsightly, and difficult to work around. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of burnt-on grease from stovetops.

  • To remove freshly spilled oil, add some kitchen soap to a moistened sponge, and wipe off fresh oil spills before they stick on the cooktop. The dish soap will cut through the grease and make it easy to remove.
  • Rinse the sponge with water and remove the residue from your cooktop
  • If the grease remains, use a paste of baking soda and water as an alternative. You will then generously apply the paste to the greasy areas.
  • After allowing the paste to sit for some minutes, you will gently scrub the area using a dry kitchen towel. The results will be remarkable!
  • Mild vinegar or splashes of Coca-Cola are alternatives for the notorious grease stains, and can also be used to clean a kitcheaid induction cooktop. The liquids eat through the grease and allow easy removal.
  • You can also settle on Cerama Bryte for the removal of tough grease stains from your cooktops. All you will need to do is to apply the cleaner per the package instructions and use a soft cloth to wipe the gummy grease off your surface.

Can Hydrogen Peroxide be Diluted with Water?

Yes, it can. How do you dilute hydrogen peroxide to clean? For years now, hydrogen peroxide has been used in kitchens as a cleaning product not only for surfaces but on vegetables too. The disinfectant is preferred as it is safer, less harsh, and environmentally friendly compared to other bleachers. It is important to note that hydrogen peroxide can only be food-friendly at 7% and surface friendly at 3%.

To make a food-friendly solution, you will need to add 1/2 cup of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to one gallon of water. You will then thoroughly mix the solution using your gloved hands. The same is true for the surface disinfectant, only that the hydrogen peroxide will be more concentrated.

  • Always apply caution when using Hydrogen Peroxide:
  • Protect your eyes and skin. It is recommendable to use goggles and arm-length gloves when handling any hydrogen peroxide solution
  • Store the solution in cool dark areas to avoid impotence
  • Keep the solution on a shelf not easily accessible by your child or pet
  • Don’t use hydrogen peroxide on dark fabrics or porous surfaces
  • To avoid rusting, do not use hydrogen peroxide on silver or copper

Hydrogen peroxide is a must-have disinfectant, especially in households where the smell of bleach, vinegar, or other cleaning products seems irritating. Use this safe, simple, and affordable cleaning product for a new look in your kitchen!

As we wrap up, we would like to emphasize the need for you to avoid using steel wool, abrasive powders, or ammonia cleaners on your cooktops and other kitchen surfaces as they come with extensive damage. Always remember to push metal scrapers away from your body to avoid injuries. You should also be careful not to burn yourself on hot surfaces. Take care of your safety and let this guide take care of your kitchen. Happy Cleaning!

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