Cleaning a Smooth Top Stove

The smooth top stove has eliminated the dreaded job of cleaning burners and drip pans. However, this surface does have its own challenges and precautions for cleaning. This is a guide about cleaning a smooth top stove.

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How do I clean an electric smooth top stove top?

By Yasminealreadytaken R.

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Use ice and a straight blade on a angle as not scratch surface. Let ice sit for about a hour and then go back and forth with blade going back to icing. Wipe down in between.

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How can I get the burnt bottom of the tea kettle off my glass top stove?

By Mary

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Spray the stain with the Easy Off oven cleaner, or similar brand. Cover it with a glass pot lid or any pot lid that can withstand the heat. Turn on the burner until it gets red hot, then turn it off after four or five seconds. Let it sit until the burner cools. Then uncover and wipe off with a scrubber or you can use the razor blade. It should come right off.

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Where can I get a "razor blade" scraper specially designed for glass-ceramic cooktops?

By Elaine from Woodridge, IL

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I bought mine at Home Depot in the appliance department. It came in a kit with the cook top cleaner. Good luck!

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We accidentally wiped a cotton dish towel across our new, black glass cooktop when it was hot and a baked-on residue formed.

Suggestions? Thanks!

By Bob P.

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I had a glass top electric stove. Use glass top cleaner and a rag that has been dampend with hot tap water to scrub it away.

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While cooking, I stupidly grabbed a dry J-cloth to remove food off a still hot element and now there is melted J-cloth on my glass top stove. I have tried all the normal tricks for cleaning, such as the cleaner and letting it soak. Does someone have any suggestions?

By Lynn from Saskatchewan

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I am not sure but I would think carefully using a sharp razor blade to lift it up would work. Angle it like you would when removing paint from a window.

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What is going on with my stove top? I recently moved and my new place has a white electric stove top that's seamless (ie., completely flat surfaced). The problem is, whenever I use it, huge black marks (they look like burn marks) show up on the stovetop. I thought it was from my cheap pots and pans so I got new ones and it did no good!
What is going on? And how can I clean them?

By Jennie from Tempe, AZ

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I have the same stove. It's a ceramic stove top. It will stain each time you use it, but it is not burn marks. Do not scrape it. Try a Mr. Clean eraser which works quite well, and also a scotch brite scrubber for stubborn stains. There is also a cleaner for this that you can buy which cleans it easily.

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I have tried everything, baking soda, a razor, and cook top cleaner. I am left with this big black stain that won't budge. Now what do I do? There has to be something that will remove it. Believe it or not I have even tried oven Easy Off. Anyone have any answers? Please help. I wonder if hot steam would do any thing?

By Susan from Longmont, CO

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Spray the stain with the Easy Off. Cover it with a pot lid. Turn on the burner until it just gets red hot, then turn it off. Let it sit for about a half hour. Then uncover and wipe off with a scrubber or you can use the razor blade. It should come right off.

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Instead of buying the expensive cleaner to clean my glass top stove, I keep a shaker jar of baking soda (like the jars you would use for grated cheese or sugar) beside the stove and shake it on any spilled food. Use a damp cloth and a little scrubbing, then wipe clean with a towel and it comes up sparkling clean.

By chevygirl1224 from West Brandywine, PA

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I am looking for info for cleaning glass stove top with sugar cubes. Need info on how. Suppose to be able to remove burnt and messes, without scratching.

Jo from CT

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Cleaning with a sugar cube is one of the cheapest, easiest and best ways I've found to clean the surface of a glass cooktop. Always try your best to clean up messes as soon as possible. (Sometimes its best to wait til the stove top cools a bit though, as I have melted cloths on the element before and it's not fun to clean that off) so what I do is a dampen a wash cloth with super hot water and wipe down the whole surface.

Just enough to make the top damp, not wet. (If its too wet the sugar cube just melts away.) Take note of the stubborn stains and scrub the cube over those areas until completely cleaned away. For clean up of the sugar on the surface just use the same clean damp cloth to wipe it down. It's that easy. For day to day cleaning of lighter stains I use Cermabrite (not sure of the spelling) with the scrub pad privided or just a regular cloth. Hope this helps!

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There are two products that work the best. Softscrub (with bleach or lemon) or Proforce Oven, Grill and Fryer Cleaner.

The Softscrub is excellent. You have to shake the container vigorously before applying and then wait 5-10 minutes. Use the abrasive side of a sponge or an abrasive pad and gently rub, increasing force gradually.

The Proforce is a spray and is more liquefied than the Softscrub. You do use rubber gloves. Spray on and wipe away with paper towel after 5-10 minutes. Be sure to wipe the stove top thoroughly.

The smudges can be tiresome, but I like the Softscrub the best.

    Source: A small vial of the Soft Scrub came with the stove when they installed it.

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    This is a guide about removing burnt food stains on a glass top stove. While often easier to clean than traditional stoves, glass top stoves do have their own cleaning issues.

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    This is a guide about cleaning spills on a smooth top stove. While there may be no more grates, elements, or drip pans to clean, food still gets on your smooth top stove. Once it dries or cooks, on these spills can be difficult to remove without damaging the surface.

    Black smooth top cooking range.

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    What can I use to clean accumulated grease on glass ceramic stove tops?

    By Marsha

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    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    By accumulated grease, I must assume it's been burnt on? Wet a Scotch no-scratch kitchen sponge and keep dipping the scour side into baking soda, to give a thorough scrubbing. Then, rinse thoroughly and buff dry before using the range. Also, be sure to apply a polish made especially for glass top stoves after each cleaning. This helps to repel the next round of cooking mishaps. My brand is Weiman Cook Top. I think you can find it really cheap in any Walmart, Dollar General, Freds, etc. I also think they sell it at Sears appliance stores. Be sure to clean your cook top after every use. It makes life a lot easier! Good luck. (07/24/2010)

    By psr1lady

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    Razor blade held absolutely flat will loosed the burned on, but it will scratch to top unless it is flat to the surface of the cook top. Never, never, never cook on a dirty burner; clean after every use or before use. Usually the razor blade will scrape the stuff enough the cleaners will work. Use lots of elbow grease. (07/25/2010)

    By Chloelizabeth

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    I have an all white glass top stove and I use baking soda with a couple drops of dish washing liquid. Make a paste and scrub. Sometimes I add salt to the past, that is an abrasive but won't scratch the surface. I've used the Mr. Clean erasers too, but I think the good old baking soda and Dawn or Joy paste works the best. (07/29/2010)

    By Deborah570

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    Lemon juice to a towel cleans the grease from a stove top and makes it sparkle. No streaks. (07/29/2010)

    By kimsukie

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    For best results in cleaning a ceramic smooth top stove, use Vileda. It easily removes baked on brown spots. It can be purchased at Canadian Tire for approximately $5.00 for 2 sponges. I had a very hard time cleaning mine, until I found this product.

    By Donna R.

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    I just looked at ebay and found 4 of these sponges for $8.99 postage paid. They will ship from Ohio. (04/03/2010)

    By irisbird

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    If I do get burned on food or the cooking water from food spills over, I use the single edge razor blade to get the most of the gunk off. Then continue to follow directions from Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner (I get it at Home Depot ). They also have Cerama Bryte cleaning pads for all smoothtops. A little elbow grease helps, too. ;-) CERAMABRYTE.com (04/04/2010)

    By Great Granny Vi

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    I have a flat top ceramic stove. I cannot find anything to get off the burnt and dark places on the burner.

    By Janice from Princeton, WV

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    I use a cleaning product called Soft Scrub (01/21/2010)

    By tlc0324

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    Bleach will help, good luck. (01/21/2010)

    By kffrmw88

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    I'd try the Mr. Clean Magic Sponge. There are generics and store brands available. (01/21/2010)

    By OliveOyl

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    I use Weiman's Cook Top for my stove top and I wipe it on with a dampened paper towel and let it dry and wipe off with a dry towel. You may need to repeat a few times and a bit of elbow grease, but you will be able to see the darkening material on the towel that's being rubbed off. This product came with my stove and can be purchased at WalMart. (01/21/2010)

    By Lorelei

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    I spray clorox bleach on it, let it sit for a few minutes, and come back to wipe down. It shines! I am messy and usually have lots of dried food and burnt spots on my ceramic cooktop. This works every time. I have the cook-top cream cleaner, but it requires a lot more sweat and effort. (01/23/2010)

    By ksunnenberg

    Cleaning a Glass Top Stove

    Hi! I'm not into bleach and other chemicals (a natural gal, I'd say). The most success I've had with removing the black gunk from the stove top is by first wiping the glass with mild dish soap and very warm water (to activate the gunk). Then take a widget (see picture) and slide it over the glass top at a 45 degree angle. It takes the gunk right off and anything else that you couldn't see - you'll be quite happy with the result! (01/23/2010)

    By KellyGirl_66

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    Well, I was making jelly and left the room for a minute. Wrong idea. The sugar and contents boiled over on ceramic cooktop.

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    My flat top stove has circles around the burners from where I have put wet pans on them. Does anyone know a way to get rid of these?

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    I have a 2 year old KitchenAid glass cooktop. I need help removing what appears to be burnt scorch marks on the burners.

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    I have a white glass top stove and there are dark black burn marks on the top. I have tried every glass top cleaner made in addition to white vinegar, bleach, soft scrub, etc.

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