How to Clean Grease From a Glass Cooktop


Glass cooktops lend a sleek and modern look to your kitchen. Unlike their old electric counterparts, glass cooktops present their own set of cleaning dilemmas in that there are no removable parts. Faced with grease that builds up over time, you may find yourself wondering just how to approach this problem. Though numerous cleaners are designed specifically for cleaning glass cooktops, there's a much cheaper and simpler way that you may already have the materials for.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Clean, dry towel
  • Plastic scouring pad
  • Soak a soft, clean cloth in white vinegar.

  • Wipe the cloth over the grease stain to saturate it thoroughly. Allow the vinegar to sit on the grease for at least five minutes.

  • Sprinkle baking soda over the dampened area liberally. This will cause it to fizz.

  • Scrub the area with a plastic scouring pad to remove the grease.

  • Rinse the area with a clean, damp cloth.

  • Wipe the area dry with a soft, clean dry towel to remove excess moisture.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you opt to use a commercial product, make sure it is designed specifically for glass cooktops and read and follow all manufacturer's instructions for use carefully.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasives as they can scratch and damage your glass cooktop.
  • Make sure that the all the burners are off and have cooled down completely before you begin cleaning.

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