How to Remove an Aluminum Pan Stain From a Black Glass Cooktop

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Proper care ensures your glass cooktop remains damage-free.
Proper care ensures your glass cooktop remains damage-free. (Image: Jupiterimages, Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Aluminum pans have a tendency to leave silver scuff marks on all kinds of surfaces, from the kitchen sink to your black glass cooktop. These stains aren't difficult to remove but the methods by which you remove them from a glass cooktop must take into account the needs of the surface. You can clean an aluminum pan mark and other stains off your black glass cooktop stove by using supplies and methods safe for the appliance.

Things You'll Need

  • Sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Clean cloths
  • Ceramic and glass cooktop cleaning cream
  • Razor-edged scraper

Allow the glass stove top to cool completely before removing the aluminum pan stain.

Moisten a sponge with water. Sprinkle baking soda onto the damp sponge.

Scrub the surface of the glass cooktop with the baking soda to remove a light stain. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth to remove the baking soda.

Sponges and soft cloths clean glass cooktops without damage.
Sponges and soft cloths clean glass cooktops without damage. (Image: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Apply a dime-sized amount of ceramic and glass cooktop cleaning cream to a damp cloth to tackle any remaining aluminum pan stains. Rub the cream into the stain before allowing it to sit for two to three minutes.

Remove the remaining stain by gently running a razor-edged scraper over the surface at the site of the stain. Follow by wiping the cooktop off with a damp cloth.

Dry your black glass cooktop with another cloth and buff it to a natural shine.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid the use of abrasive cleansers when removing an aluminum pan stain on your glass cooktop.
  • Place aluminum cookware carefully on the glass cooktop, avoid dragging them across the surface as this is likely to leave unsightly scuff marks.

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