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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How to REALLY Clean the Burned-On Stains from your Glass Cooktop

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Today's post is yet another exciting cleaning & "elbow greasing" process.  Yes.  It was not fast and easy my friends!

But I'm sure you're up for something that's a little bit challenging.  

Let's take a look at what my glass cooktop used to be before.  Take note that I always clean this every after cooking.  Even with that, there are still food residue that sticks to the cooktop, stains it and eventually gets burned cooking after cooking.

Resulting to this.
But how do you really clean this?

Wiping alone does not take it all off.  So a deep cleaning like this one that I'm about to show is necessary.

First: Soak
Get the following supplies:
   - an old dish washing sponge (throw this sponge away after use)
   - baking soda
   - dish washing soap
   - vinegar
I did not have an exact measurement to create a pasty solution onto the cooktop.  Just kind of pour the baking soda first, then dish washing and vinegar plus warm water.  

Carefully scrub the pasty solution using the sponge onto the cooktop covering all areas, as in the photo below.
Leave it for 15 minutes.  Watch your favorite show.

Second: Heat
Turn on all the burners for about 3 minutes, while the pasty solution is still on the cooktop, as in the photo below.
This is supposed to soften up that stain before wiping off the cooktop.

Let it cool off.  I used a damp microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe off the pasty solution from the cooktop.  
This kind of cleaning cloth is great for a lot of things, including our glass cooktops.

Third: Scrape
Now, this is the real elbow greasing actually happens.  You need a glass cooktop scraper (that i just borrowed from my sister-in-law because i cannot seem to find mine), which is almost available everywhere.

I used cerama bryte scraper and cleaner on this last process.
Ready. Set. Scrape.
Tip:  Scrape carefully but with a consistent pressure, because you don't want to chip off your glass cooktop.  You only need to scrape off the burned-on stains.

The older the stain, the harder it is to scrape.  Here's another close up shot of the scraping process.
Every after scraping, you might want to run your fingers onto the area and if it feels rough, then it needs to be scraped.  

Keep on doing this whole process, until all areas of the glass cooktop is smooth to the touch.

After doing this the whole afternoon with the help of The Mr.

I wiped it off with the cerama bryte cooktop cleaner and microfiber cleaning cloth to polish.  Then wipe it all off with a paper towel.

And we have that spankin' polished lookin' glass cooktop!
It was definitely a lot of work and I would like to try not to go through the same process again.  

Keeping it Clean
So here are some tips that I think will be helpful:
   • Clean the spills right away
   • Don't allow any kind of splatter to burn
   • Wipe it with a damp cloth with dishwashing soap every after use
There you have it my friends!  Happy Cleaning!

Disclaimer:  I am just showing how I did it, and do not claim in any way to be an expert.  Therefore, it is not my responsibility if this works with you or not.
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  1. Thanks for the tip! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. you're welcome marci!

      and thanks for stopping by here at my little blog♥

  2. I use Bar Keepers Friend for mine. It is a miracle worker.

    1. i haven't heard of that before erika and i might try using that! i am all for anything miracle worker! lol!

      thanks for stopping by, huggies♥


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