By Jennie from Tempe, AZ
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.
Use an old credit card or other such plastic to scrape any burned on residue. At Walmart a product called Weiman glass cook top cleaner in a 15oz bottle is what is good for cleaning the glass top. Just reapply if it doesn't all come off the first time around.
Also just in case you are not aware of the type of pots and pans to use on glass; don't use teflon on high heat or aluminum pans. Stainless steel is recommended and no porcelain coated pans (they are usually speckled over another color) or cast iron. You can actually pit the glass stove top if cooking with these and who knows what temperature is safe for using.
I had some renters that burned the smooth top very black on the burners. Polishes, razor blades, and scrubbing doesn't work. Can I try wet sand paper, maybe 1500 and then move to 2000 and 3000 grit?
By Bruce M.
Poor but Proud is correct. Last Christmas I was making fudge and the pan overflowed. The sugar ate away at the top and now there is a place that cannot be cleaned because it is pitted. Replacing one of these tops is very expensive, I am told. I would never put one of these glass top stoves in a rented place.
What do I need to clean my new smooth top oven with? I have heard to use a razor blade. Is that good?
By Jeanette B.
You can also use a credit card to scrap stuff off. I would think a razor blade would be a bad idea.
I have a black flat top stove and am looking for a way to clean it. It is worse around the burners after I grill or fry. Today, I used the white pasty glue and also the liquid spray, both recommended my the manufacturer. Any help or suggestions?
By Reda G.
Scrub those "burn rings" with baking soda and a blue Scotch Brite pad. Be sure it's the blue, non-scratch one and not the green one. If there is a heavy build-up, you can scrape most of it off with a single-edged razor, like the ones you use to scrape paint off windows. This was recommended by GE when I bought my stove.
Do you have a smooth top electric stove? I do and have found cleaning it aggravating with the commercial products out there (plus they are expensive). Instead, I scrape off any raised burned on food with a single edge razor blade and then apply Cameo cleaner and use a generic "Eraser" sponge. All the darkened areas come right off without wearing you out! Much easier and less expensive method of cleaning. You can also use baking soda and an eraser when the cleanup isn't as burnt on.
By Hvnlyhills from Peebles, OH
I have a new smooth, black ceramic top stove. Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to clean it, or a cheap cleanser to use that won't scratch the surface? It would be nice if there was something that I might have on hand at home? I have a store bought bottle, but it isn't cheap.
Ann from Ontario
Tips and advice for cleaning a smooth top stove.
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By Laurie N.
By Laurie N.
I find it best to use baking soda on a smooth top stove. To clean burnt crust off, let baking soda stand a few minutes, and then wipe off with warm cloth.
By Sheila from Wisconsin
I use baking soda to clean stubborn, burnt on food on my Kitchen Aid smoothtop stove. It works beautifully. With lots of elbow grease and rinsing, it did the trick without losing the finish or scratching the top.
By Momonique from Burnaby, BC
How do I clean off burnt aluminum off of a ceramic stove top?
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