I must admit, I am not a fan of my glass stove. I yearn for the day I will have a chef’s kitchen with a gas range stove. I dream about that every night.
But in the meantime, I have endured the annoyance of cleaning this glass stove for the last nine years.
It’s been with me through the ups and downs of my weight loss journey (this latest metabolism research was eye opening) cooking all those healthy meals.
And boy does it get dirty!
So I scrub and use my elbow grease to try to painstakingly clean this glass oven that gets dirty at the simplest meal and is the hardest to clean with stains and food and grease that does its hardest not to budge.
Until now. Holy cow this new cleaning hack for my glass stove has changed everything. Especially now that my lil’ baby is now a lil’ toddler and I am using my stove 10x’s more than I ever had.
The best part about this hack is that it literally takes just a few minutes and the stove comes out cleaner and shinier than you had ever seen!
Even if you are on a diet and make a mess during meal prep time.
There are no measurements. I just threw everything on there and it worked great!
1. Start by just drizzling some Dawn dish soap all over the stove.
2. Drizzle some hydrogen peroxide.
3. Sprinkle a good amount of baking soda on top.
4. Take a brush and mix it all together while brushing the top of the stove.
5. Take a damp paper towel and wipe the soap mixture off. Boom! Clean as a whistle. I used the brush over a couple of trouble spots, but they came up super easy and I just wiped it off.
Done and done. In just a few minutes, you have a super clean glass stovetop. Remember, I didn’t measure anything. I just sprinkled everything on and went to work.
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Peggy Oyer says
I have done this, but after I wiped it off there was a white film on it, but it did work really well.
Erin Kennedy says
I just kept wiping it with the damp cloth until it was gone. But you can also add a little white vinegar to the cloth that will help to remove the white film.
??I always had a gas range. Moving into another rental property that has a glass top range.
This will come in handy. Thank you!!!
A magic eraser worked better than anything else I used
I agree a magic eraser works well. However Erin’s mixture also works for really heavy build up. That’s when I’m gone for a few days a discover that sweet husband has not cleaned the stovetop after cooking…………..grrrrrrr!!!
By a complete accident I found that the stainless steel cleaner that is ina spray can really shines up after deep cleaning.
I use a microfiber wash cloth size towel to dry mine and it sparkles.
I just use the glass cooktop cleaner that is actually made for cleaning these things. Heavy stuff I scrape off with a razor blade….I put the razor in one of those little metal holders for it that retracts the blade. I actually love my glass cooktop because I grew up with an electric range that had those black burners that were a huge pain to clean. This is way easier than that ever was and specifically why I bought a glass cooktop. I’m one those weirdos that doesn’t like gas. And the cleaner designed for this purpose makes it simple. The brand I usually use is Weiman. It’s sold at my local grocery store as well as Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. Is hydrogen peroxide flammable?
Thank you,Thank you,Thank you!!!!
Barb Blanke says
I love my glasstop stove. I’ve had one at my last three homes. They always looked like new. I just wipe them off after using. Use a nylon scubbie rinsed in dish water and if you have a burnt on spot, dribble soapy water on it for a few minutes and comes right off.
My glass top gets burned on grease after the 2 teens have been in there…lol. I like using vinegar with a very small amount of Dawn and baking soda. I usually mix it all up on top of the stove, let it sit while i clean something else and with just a little scrubbing the burned on gease comes right off. You can also use a microfiber was cloth to dry and polish it. Sparkles.
I HAVE HAD MY GLASS TOP STOVE FOR AROUND 16 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER WANTED TO GO TO ANY OTHER TYPE OF STOVE. I LOVE IT. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM CLEANING IT AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT. I WASH IT WITH DAWN AFTER EACH USE. I USE THE WEIMAN CLEANER/POLISH EVER SO OFTEN. THIS KEEPS IT SHINY AND NEW LOOKING. IT ISN’T THAT EXPENSIVE SINCE A BOTTLE LAST A VERY LONG TIME. IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH OF THE CLEANER AT ALL. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE TO SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND HAVE LESS MESS. IF SOMETHING GETS BURNED ON I’VE ALWAYS USED THE SINGLE EDGE RAZOR BLADE SCRAPER TO SCRATCH OFF THE EXCESS AND THEN CLEAN AND POLISH IT. IT IS SO EASY. THANKS FOR YOUR ARTICLE.
Thank you ladies!!!!
I have NEVER used a razor blade on my white glass stovetop, and it’s sparkling yet after 16 years. I use a drop or two of the Weiman cleaner, scrubbing lightly with the red scrubby made by that company for this purpose, sold in grocery stores. Just wipe off with a paper towel and polish with a clean one. Do this after every burned on spot, You will be happy with the results.
You might also try Bon-Ami. You’ll find it in the ‘cleanser aisle at the store.
One may think it will scratch, but nay-nay! It even says it on the can, “Hasn’t
scratched yet!” It has been around since 1886! Just put a little bit on a wet
rag & rub spots off of stove. If spots are really stuck on the stove top, just
use the Bon-Ami with a wet 3M Non-Scratch cloth. Both work great, with
no scratching. Try it! Also, it costs about $1.00/can.
Yes all those things that you are using for the glass top cleaning are exactly what I use and it keeps the top beautiful!
Thank you.. For this wonderful cleaning idea..
Great tip! The hydrogen peroxide will also sanitize any bacteria too! Does anyone know a good tip for the scratches? I have a few minor ones from dragging heavy pots on the glass.
Suzanne Mann says
I actually got out of bed.at 11:30pm to try.this! WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL. The white vinegar is the thing to use if your glass top is older and pitted from all that scrapping with the razor.
Thanks so much!!
All good tips, will try. But, what about the oven? How do you clean them on those stoves. Says not to use oven cleaner. Heat to ,500° and just wipe out. Has not worked on mine.
Erin Kennedy says
You should have a self-clean button on your oven. It takes the heat up super high and for about 2 hours to burn off all of the grease and mess. Give it a try. Be warned that the oven will lock and you won’t be able to open. I am working on some cleaning hacks for the oven.
And remember to remove the. Baking racks first or they will discolor quite dramatically.
Suzanne Clawson says
Thanks for the cleaning hacks!! Can’t wait to try ? My oven cleans like a charm … just
Turn it on and a few hours later, I wipe up the ashes and it looks great!!
Be careful with that self cleaning button. I tried it and melted the plastic rim on my cabinets that were next to the oven.
Erin Kennedy says
Oh my goodness! I have never heard of that. So sorry. Thanks for the warning.
T. Taylor says
I just had to replace my whole range after using the self cleaning cycle. The repairman said it’s not uncommon to have the oven not work after using the self cleaning cycle, it gets so hot that it can cause permanent damage to the circuit board that runs the oven.
Janice Gunderson says
After several visits for oven temp being inaccurate repeatedly, service repairman indicated self cleaning is such a hot temp that it was scorching the wires in the oven door, creating temp problems. I cannot afford 3 visits in 5 years so I now opt to grudgingly try to keep it clean by hand on a regular basis. Repair said “call me before you buy another appliance, I will tell you what not to buy”.
What about how to clean between the oven door & the glass?
We bought a house recently with a glass top stove. It has stuff caked/baked/cooked/stuck to it that no amount of scrubbing will get off. I have tried this before, except with plain white vinager
and it didn’t bring it off. Do you think it was because I used white vinager or do you know anything else I can try?
Erin Kennedy says
Try sprinkling baking soda on top and drizzle hydrogen peroxide on top until it is saturated. Let it sit over night. Scrub the next day with a non-scratch sponge. You might have to do this a few time, but it will eventually work.
Jane Hallowell says
Spray with greased lightening and sprinkle beekeepers friend. Scrub to work it in. Cover with paper towels. Spray the paper towels with greased lightening. Then cover with plastic so won’t dry out. I use the bags from grocery store. Let sit over night or longer. Next day use paper towels to wipe off cook top. Should sparkle like new. Since your stove top is so built may take a couple of treatments. Hope it works as well for you as it has for me. Good luck.
Carol Trujillo says
What is greased lightening and where do I find it and Beekeepers friend? I’ve never heard of either. Please email me at [email protected]
Thank you in advance, Carol
julianne brazina says
It isn’t beekeepers friend . . . its barkeepers friend. Comes in a gold and red and white canister where the ordinary cleanser powders are kept.
Greased lightning … . . sorry can’t help you with that one.
good luck . . . Julie
Grease lightning is a great product and can be found at your local Home Depot store. I use it to clean my aluminum siding, and the white vinyl that is on my windows.
Jeanette Knox says
I think maybe that is meant to mean Barkeepers Friend and it is at Wal Mart and other grocery stores. It comes in a liquid (creamy texture) or a powder sprinkle
can like Ajax or Bon Ami!!
Thankyou I need to clean my stove today.
I will follow these instructions
Sandra Maxwell says
it looks great and my y question is, can Dawn hand soap be used vs Dawn dish soap? thanks
Erin Kennedy says
I don’t believe so. Dawn dish soap is different and works to cut grease. You can try it, but I can’t guarantee results.
Rose M Kelly says
I purchased a home that has a glass cooktop stove. It is black and makes my small kitchen look even smaller. I have always had a gas stove and if I get a decent sized tax refund next year, that stove is gone. I think it was probably pretty when it was new, but I have inherited an older stove with many small scratches and a couple of large scratches. I like cooking with my cast iron pans but do not use them because of breakage concerns.
However, thank you for the cleaning hint. I’m going to try that this afternoon.
Wow! THats a lots of chemicals! I love my glass top cook stove top. Deliberately chose it for my island! To clean it I use Rutland hearth & grill Conditioning Glass Cleaner w/Silicone. Purchased at Dillons or maybe Kroger for you. A little dab spread on w/a sponge works Great. Happy New Year!
I have glass top cook stove top which has a black circle with the top already black, I clean every day to try to remove it, every burner gets the same look. Help.
I’m with you, I hate the glass top. I cook regularly and clean it up. Doesn’t matter, it is never spotless or nice looking. I’ve never found it cooks properly either. Can’t wait until I can get rid of it. I will try this cleaning tip, thanks for posting!
I have used baking soda and white vinegar for years for household cleaning but not hydrogen peroxide. As soon as I read your tip, I jumped up and raced to my stove top, followed your instructions and WOW, sparkling clean stovetop. Weimans never did that for me. A razor blade never did it either. Not even my beloved Magic Erasers. Thank you FOREVER.
Erin Kennedy says
I am so happy to hear this! So glad it worked. I love how easy and quickly it works! Thanks for commenting.
Ken Irving says
79 year old widower from Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tried this around 3.00 AM. Yeah, I’m a nighthawk..
Immediately after the process I turned all burners on for 1 minute..
Remarkable results, almost looks like new.
I also was left with a cloudy white residue. And water wouldn’t rid it. I had to use my regular kitchen cleaner, wipe till dry-ish, then shine with soft cloth. The extra step made this way more time consuming than expected. What did I do wrong, or what caused the cloudy problem???
Erin Kennedy says
The residue will happen. I just used water to clean it off.
loving my glass stove top says
I’ve had a glass top stove for years, and I love it. I’ve always cleaned after use and polished weekly (takes a lot of elbow grease if my girls have been here helping in the kitchen). Jumped up to try this immediately and WOW!!! No elbow grease, no scrubbing, stove looks FABULOUS!!!! Thank you very much!!!
I just wipe up my “gas on glass” cooktop for the first round, using a razor for any stubborn spots. For the 2nd pass I use a product called an “e-cloth finishing and polishing cloth” with a light misting of water and it shines it right up! I love that cloth!
Ashley hudson says
If I don’t have peroxide can I just use vinegar and the other ingredients?
Erin Kennedy says
You can try, but I don’t think you’ll get the same results.
Karen Downs says
You can use the same recipe for spot remover on clothing: vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dawn. Scrub in with toothbrush, let set for 10-15 minutes, then throw in with your laundry and wash.
Toothpaste works perfectly, the one with the grit in it ie baking soda.
Use an sos pad works great. Will not scratch the glass.
Don’t use glass pots and pans those will scratch the glass top
Amazing, thank you, thank you!! I no longer hate my stove :)
And you think a gas range top stove is good going to be easier to clean?🤦🏻♀️🤔it’s because you do not know better…I suggest you induction 👍. That’s the way to go! Have a good day!
Anna Belle Emery says
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are fabulous cleaners in conjunction I agree.
I don’t like to use the self-cleaner for the oven, the heat seems too extreme.
What I do and it works like a charm, and cleans the racks at the same time, is follow
the instructions given on the site “ONE GOOD THING“.
Place a pan of ammonia on a top rack. Directly underneath, place a pan of boiling water, close the oven door and leave overnight. DO NOT DO THIS WITH A GAS STOVE, UNLESS YOU CAN TURN OFF THE PILOT LIGHT !!!
In the morning, most stains will wipe off. Use a scrubbie or steel wool if necessary; often this is not necessary, especially is you use the newer mats on the floor of the oven.
As well, my racks hardly need any scrubbing to look like new.
If you have horribly caked on stuff on the racks, you can put them in plastic bags with some ammonia. Tie off and leave overnight for easy cleaning the next day. Do this in a safe spot or outside in case of a leak.
I used to have a Glass Top Stove, once we moved, I bought a Gas Stove…A.K.A HELLS GATE!
I paid a fortune for this forking nightmare! What a pain to keep clean, there’s the grates, the hole in between large burner, where EVERYTHING goes, then there’s the area around the burners, then there like a FRIKKEN THOUSAND nooks and crannies for dirt and grease to get stuck in!
I have 6 kids, I don’t have time for this! DONT GET A FORKING GAS STOVE! It’s great in a DEAM, NOT REALITY
Sandra Clay says
I was always told DO NOT use dish soap or dish cloths with dish soap on them! I had a glass top for over 30 years & it looked like new when I finally had to replace it (the glass cracked)! I never used dish soap! I did, however, use SOS pads occasionally & it did not scratch my stove. I would not recommend Brillo pads though! People told me of their friends stove’s that look horrible & they were relatively new.
I have now purchased a new glass top (~3 months ago) & looks good, but will never use dish soap on it!!!
What is the hydrogen peroxide maybe use a little more than a girl like she said window cleaner even a wet washcloth wet class and take it off .