Smooth-top stoves have a great modern look and can double as extra counter space in a small kitchen. When you’re shopping for a new range, they will also tell you that they are easy to clean. Don’t believe it. Sure, you can give it a spritz with an all-purpose cleaner to remove the crumbs and a smudge or two, but if you are inclined to actually use your stove, it will become obvious pretty quick that even the smallest drip from a saucepan stands out without a proper cleaning.
Wiping down the stove after every use helps a lot, but it is way too easy to wander off while waiting for those burners to finally cool down and cooked on sugar becomes an immediate eyesore.
Getting your smooth cook top back to its showroom shine will admittedly take a little elbow grease, but it doesn’t take much money.
Instead of spending money on expensive products, white vinegar and baking soda will get the job done. Although combining baking soda and vinegar will produce that great science fair volcano fizz, it isn’t the most effective way to clean. We will use these powerhouses of cleaning separately.
No matter how careful we try to be, burnt on sauce or jam is inevitable on a glass top stove. While the stove is still damp, very carefully scrape any stubborn burned on crud off using a razor blade. Work one spot at a time with even motion to avoid scratching the glass. A graspable razor blade holder is highly recommended for easy, effective and safe use.