cleaning the stove top

emmaApril 10, 2013

If any of you are still having problems with cleaning the glass tops you might try this. I boiled something over on mine and you should have seen it. I squirted some Palmolive pink liquid dish soap on it, spread it around with my hand and laid a wet wash cloth on it and let it set. It took everything off. Mine was a fresh problem it may not work on older ones, but it's worth a try.

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Tayinnawin_Nell

My glass top stove came brand-new with my house when I bought it 9 years ago, and HATE it. Replacing it is petty and impractical so I suck it up.

In addition to your tried-and-true solution, I keep a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol to combat part of my boil over problem. Alcohol breaks down oils and gummy stuff. For the caked/baked/black persistent stuff, I spray the affected area fairly generously with WD-40 and lay a rag over it. usually I'll leave it for a good while. I'll use the resting rag to wipe off the grime and excess WD-40, then spray rubbing alcohol all over the surface and wipe it down. Removes gunk and residue, and leaves the surface once again food-safe.

May not be for the more organically inclined households, but it's practical and effective for me. My sister swears by magic eraser, especially the "soap scum remover" version.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 2:25PM
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emma

I love mine, it came with my new home. If I had to replace it I would buy the same kind. It is truly care free compared to cleaning all the parts on regular stoves.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 4:26PM
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albert_135

two persons above mention spray and cover. I use a cheap windex like spray and cover. Perhaps the cover is a good trick to try.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 2:28PM
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jannie

My Mom used to use old washcloths and cut up towels as the "covers' when cleaning stuff like this. her favorite trick was to lay a washcloth in her kitchen sink, then pour bleach over. Wait overnight, remove the washcloth and the sink (white porcelain) is sparkling, also santized.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 8:18AM
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emma

Jannie, I know that would work on the sink, but using the Clorox worries me. I used Clorox Clean Up with bleach and it ate the finish off of my chrome finishes on the sink drains. I looked in my Garbage disposal and it looks like a rusted mess. It is also leaking very slowly, probably the seals. Before I started using that I sprinkled my sink with comet cleanser dampened, rubbed it to a paste and let it set until it dried. There is bleach in it, but it's not near as much.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 9:01AM
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albert_135

Bleach will mess up some fake chrome, metallic surfaces. 409 will mess up some so called stainless. Better check. Thread started to be about glass topped stoves - ed [The glass topped stoves should be much more consistently resistant to whatever is used for soaking and should require less precautionary testing than do e.g. metallic fixtures.]

This post was edited by albert_135 on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 13:14

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 1:06PM
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emma

I knew the metal was fake chrome, but I didn't know what else to call it.

I know what it started out to be about cleaning stove tops but as long as it is related to cleaning, I think it is fine. This kind of thing happened in another forum and it was okay. If it is not I am sure someone will report me.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 1:51PM
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Lesyeuxbleu

If I boil anything over and it burns on I use Bon Ami powder cleanser(btw, it's chemical free) to scrub the bits off. The Bon Ami won't scratch. For really bad burned on messes I use a razor blade. You just need to be careful that it is completely flat and be careful not to gouge into the glass.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 12:27AM
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emma

Les the dish washing soap and wet cloth did it without any effort.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 9:18AM
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benlinus

There are lot of ways to clean it, now a days list of cleaning powders/Liquids available in the market, but i wana share the way, which one, my mum always use at home. Her favorite trick was to lay a washcloth in her kitchen sink, then pour bleach over and then wait till night, in early morning, she just clean it with cloth or water, its becomes sparkle again

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 7:29AM
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