How to Clean Glass Stove Top with Baking Soda and Peroxide

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Breaking Down Grease with Baking Soda and Peroxide

Why baking soda and peroxide? For one, glass cooktop stoves are easily prone to scratches, so using abrasive scouring pads and steel wool will damage the glass cooktop. Baking soda is a gentle abrasive, providing a scrubbing action without scratching the surface of the glass. At the same time, it lifts stains and removes baked-on food particles with ease.

Hydrogen peroxide is a well-known household sanitizer with multiple uses. When combined with baking soda, it creates a cleaning solution that sanitizes as it removes stains, whitens grout, and cleans grease and oils from a glass cooktop. Instead of using vinegar and baking soda, which may etch glass, hydrogen peroxide presents a safe and effective alternative.

What You'll Need

Besides baking soda and peroxide, you'll need dish soap as well to act as a degreaser, removing oils and stains from your glass stovetop. A food-safe glass cleaner works as well, but dish soap is a simple, accessible solution for many households.

Be sure the peroxide you're using is the household kind, which has a 3% concentration that is mild enough to be safe on skin, but effective against dirt and oils. A 10% concentration is typically used in gardening to kill weeds, and in hospitals to disinfect tools - this solution would be too harsh to use for home cleaning.

  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide - 3% concentration
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Scrub brush
  • Microfiber cloth or Paper towels
  • Razor blade - optional

How to Clean a Glass Top Stove with Baking Soda and Peroxide: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Clean with Dish Soap

First, take a damp cloth and add a few drops of Dawn dish soap to it. Use this to wipe the glass stovetop clean until you no longer see any fingerprints, streaks, or oils on the surface. This will prepare the glass stove for the cleaning process. Rinse clean with some warm water to remove the dish soap residue.

Step 2: Create a Cleaning Paste

Create a thick paste. Sprinkle baking soda all over the glass stove, and add some hydrogen peroxide. Mix to incorporate, and apply the paste over areas with dried bits of food, tough stains, and allow the paste to sit for 10 minutes. As the paste sits, it will soften and lift the food stains, making it easy to remove later on.

Step 3: Scrub the Paste

Gently scrub the paste around your stove top using a brush or a dry cloth. Scrub in circular motions, focusing on stained areas, and areas with dried food until you see the stove top is completely clean. If the stains do not come out easily, add more cleaning paste, and let the paste sit for a longer period of time.

Step 4: Remove Any Tough Stain

This step is optional, but if you have stains that just won't come out, you can use a razor blade to gently scrape away the stain. Be careful when doing this step as, unlike a gas stove top, a glass cooktop will easily scratch from the blade. This step is not necessary for a clean stove, but is an easy way to remove stubborn, hardened food bits.

Step 5: Wipe the Glass Stove Top Clean

Once you've removed all the dirt and stains from your glass stove, you can wipe it clean to remove any remaining residue. Don't worry about the peroxide - it easily breaks down into harmless hydrogen and oxygen molecules once dried, and it is completely food-safe to use on your stove as a cleaner!

Keeping Your Glass Stove Clean

Glass stove tops are known for being convenient and easy to clean. Here are a couple of ways you can maintain the pristine condition of your stovetop without using harsh cleaning products or damaging the surface:

  • Clean your cooktop after every use. This will remove the chances of food spills hardening and crusting up, which will make them more difficult to remove.
  • Make sure your cooktop is completely cooled before cleaning. Sudden changes in temperature may shock and shatter the glass, so it is important to let the stovetop cool down before you clean it.
  • Use food-safe cleaners on your stove top. Stoves may not directly come in contact with food, but using only food-safe cleaners will help avoid accidental ingestion of chemical cleaners.

Renew Your Cooking Experience

A clean kitchen gives you the energy and capacity to cook up culinary masterpieces, so when the cleaning chores are getting overwhelming, look to Luce Home for a trusted cleaning partner! Our house cleaning services offer only the best in home cleaning and maintenance, so you can keep that new stovetop clean longer.

Contact us today, and let's get you started on a cleaning schedule tailored to your lifestyle! 

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