Electric stovetops can be a pain to clean. You don’t want to use abrasive cleaners, but the messes they make with even the mildest cleaner can sometimes seem insurmountable. Here’s how I cleaned my electric stovetop using only 3 household products and no elbow grease whatsoever:
I prefer the look of stainless steel appliances in my kitchen, but the glass top electric stove is a pain to clean. Cleaning glass can be tricky because of its hardness and lack of flexibility. If you use an abrasive cleaner on it, you might end up scratching your stovetop or damaging the burner elements.
That’s where this product came in handy. I sprayed some “Goo Gone” onto the most stubborn grease and let it sit for a moment. Be careful though, Goo Gone also makes my stainless steel appliances look like they’ve never been cleaned; I usually only use it on the stovetop when I’m in a rush and can’t wait to get to the grocery store.
Steps to clean electric stovetop:
Once I scrubbed with a sponge, most of the grease came off with ease.
Next, I sprayed some “Easy Off” oven cleaner on the stovetop and let it sit for about 30 minutes(the box says that you can leave it overnight, but if you feel uncomfortable doing that, then just give it at least half an hour). I find Easy-Off to be really effective. It may not be as super-powered as oven cleaner, but it gets the job done and is a lot easier to find.
Once I scrubbed with a sponge, my stovetop was looking pretty clean!
Now that we’ve got the worst of the mess off, we just need to clean any little bits and pieces. For this, I used some “Dawn” dish soap. A little bit of Dawn goes a long way. All you have to do is wet the sponge, squeeze some liquid soap onto it, and wipe off any dust or debris on your stovetop.
Cleaning a Heavily Soiled Glass Stove Top:
If your stovetop is heavily soiled, you may want to increase the number of products that you use. You might even try a few rounds of Easy-Off and Goo Gone before giving up. Also, after using either product, be sure to thoroughly rinse it off, or else you will have some pretty intense fumes in your kitchen.
If you don’t have a dishwasher, it would also be a good idea to throw some water and soap into a pot on the stovetop. Just boil the soapy water for about 15 minutes and let it sit overnight. In the morning, you can wipe off any mold or mildew with ease!
However, if your stovetop is still dirty after following this method, your last step is to wipe it down with some vinegar on a cloth. Make sure that the stove has cooled off though before doing this or you might get burned!
I recommend that if you are going to use any of these products on your stovetop, test them out on an inconspicuous spot first so you know how they will react. I also recommend that you follow any other warnings on the labels of these products. I am not responsible for any damage done by following this blog entry, so do so at your own risk!
I hope this helps! Thanks for reading my first instructable! 🙂