Here is the trick we learned from Cheryl at Tidymom.net ~ Steps to Clean Glass Cooktop:
Tools you will need for a clean glass cooktop that shines:
- Paper towel or clean dish cloth- to wipe up lose debris from stovetop
- Hot soapy water- fill the sink, or a bucket or bowl (use 1-2 tablespoons dish liquid for soap)
- Baking soda (about a cup – enough to sprinkle over stovetop surface)
- Old cloths or rags – enough to cover the entire stovetop surface
- Sponge – make sure it is clean (do NOT use the abrasive side if your sponge has one, only the spongy side)
- Rubber gloves
- Microfiber cloth -to buff on the shine
- Use paper towels or a clean dishcloth to remove as much lose debris and liquid as you can from the cooled cooktop.
- Make up your hot soapy water in the sink, bucket or bowl (be sure to wear the gloves so you can make the water pretty hot)
- Place rags in hot soapy water
- Sprinkle baking soda over the entire stovetop
- Remove rags from water and wring them out just a little, so they are still pretty wet and lay them over baking soda covered cooktop
- Let sit for about 15-30 minutes. (keep an eye on it, if it looks like it’s starting to dry pour a little of the hot water over the rags if they are becoming too dry)
- Remove all the rags from the cooktop. Place one rag in the soap water and ring it out some and use it to wipe down the cooktop, in a zig-zag pattern.
- Wet sponge with cool water and wipe up an remaining debris or baking soda. At this point, if you have anything that is still stuck on, try using a nylon pot scraper to losen. (*NEVER use a razor blade)
- Once everything is removed and clean, use the microfiber cloth and buff the stovetop to a dry shine. You can also use a little glass cleaner if you are seeing streaks.
End result: a sparkling clean glass cooktop!