September 14, 2016
How to Clean a Glass Cooktop
Frustrated with your glass cooktop? The most common complaint I hear for glass stovetop owners is how they show every single spatter, drop and food remnant. It takes seconds for those little spills to bake on and once they are there, they are difficult to remove. There are plenty of commercial cleaners on the market but they don’t always deliver on their promise to clean and they come with a pretty hefty price tag.
Today I am sharing with you my favorite glass cooktop cleaning recipe. It contains gentle, natural ingredients that really pack a punch to help soften and remove those tricky baked on remnants of who knows what without scratching or damaging your cooktop. The best part? You simply mix, spray, let it sit and wipe. That’s it! The majority of the work is done while you wait for this cleaner to do its magic. That’s my kind of cleaning.
Glass Cooktop Cleaner:
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons castile soap
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- optional: add up to 7 drops essential oil – lemon and orange are great choices!
Add all the ingredients to a spray bottle and gently shake to combine.
I find that it works best to pour the baking soda in first – use a funnel to keep spillage to a minimum.
Then add the castile soap.
And finally the water and essential oils if you’re using them.
Shake vigorously. Once the solution is dissolved, it’s ready to use.
Spray the solution onto the glass cooktop surface and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Spray again and wipe clean. Rinse any remaining residue and dry with a clean, soft cloth or paper towels. Microfiber cloths will give a streak free shine and are ideal for drying and polishing glass cooktops.
Any remaining cleaner can be stored for a week but the solution will settle – just shake it well before using.
Looking for my favorite method for cleaning gas cooktops?