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Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to Clean a Glass Stove Top.. Really!!!


I hate when this happens!!




I recently tried some experimenting with different combinations of household products to see what would REALLY work to clean my glass stove top COMPLETELY!! I researched online and tried some methods that claimed to remove all those annoying cooking rings you get when your water over boils or when you spill something and after you clean it there is still spots on your stove. I was tired of looking at these cooking rings and spots so I took matters into my own hands and found a cure! A cleaning cure that costs less than $1. I have a microwave above my stove that made it hard to get pictures without a reflection, so try to ignore the rectangle reflections.... sorry.






BEFORE




All you need is Baking Soda and Peroxide! (video demonstration link below) I found peroxide for 84 cents! I didn't know you could buy anything for that price anymore....unbelievable price. Anyways, sprinkle as much baking soda to cover the area. Then pour on a small amount of peroxide over the baking soda or dampen a rag or paper towel with peroxide. Then take your rag and begin cleaning using a circular motion. This will begin to look like a paste and this is what you want. If it's too dry, add more peroxide. Don't worry about messing up the process because you really can't.


When you think you have the spot up, clean up and wipe up the left over paste mixture the best you can. Then, I take a dry rag and whip of any streaks and white residue that the baking soda tends to leave behind. When you dry with the rag, it's almost like you are buffing the stove top and it makes it look nice and shinny!!!
Sparkling Clean!!!


AFTER




I always learn more from a video. Check it out.



The results are amazing. One more thing I'm going to add is that one of my burners, the top right one, had that cooked on ring for over a month and this is the only method that worked. I LOVE looking at my stove now!

On a side note....
I also took this cleaning method to some of my stainless steel water faucets that had hard water stains and it got rid of most all the hard water spots. This has been the only thing that removed some of these hard water spots that were on there for who knows how long. I rent a house and it's kind of old, so it's hard to make anything look clean. I like my faucets a lot more now. I didn't take pictures though because I just quickly tried it out not planning on it working.

Also, remember to test out a small spot on your appliances or faucets before doing all of it just in case. I'm not going to be responsible for your mess ups!!! LOL! Just had to say it. For those of you worried or wondering about using peroxide, I say don't worry (but I'm not a doctor or scientist). In the stores, there is only 3% peroxide in the bottle and the rest water. Also, people use peroxide to clean vegetables after they buy them from the grocery store and this is fine too. I was surprised to read how safe and great peroxide is to use. I was worried about using it so I put my nose up to the open bottle of peroxide and really could barely smell anything. I have used tons of cleaning products that give me headaches and make it hard to breath when I'm using them, so I'm all for using peroxide. Peroxide is even a proven safe vegetable wash. I did my own research on peroxide and feel completely comfortable using it as a cleaner. Heck, if I used bleach and other harsh products, what do I have to lose using peroxide. Just so you know, I am not a scientist or doctor, so do your own research.

Thanks for reading,
D!

69 comments:

  1. Wow, that stove looks new! I have used baking soda and lemon juice to remove baked on grease. You know the kind that gets sticky under the microwave over your stove? Or sticky grease on my white cabinets. I've never tried it on hard water stains. I'm going to try both on my faucets. Lemon juice or peroxide with baking soda... which one will win?!?

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  2. Holy Snot your stove top looks incredible!!!! You weren't kidding!!! I'm totally doing that!!!!

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  3. Thanks! You should try it! I was cooking last night a oil was splattering on a hot burner and it cleaned up like nothin!

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  4. I am going to try this on my stove in the home we just bought... you will see the pics...can't wait! Tis looks great!!!

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  5. Awesome Mom!! I'm going to post an instructional video on youtube like you suggested, so stay tuned!

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  7. Hi YoMaMa, I would like to check if you are using only Hydrogen Peroxide 3% to mix with the Baking Soda for cleaning your stove?

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  8. Hi Jeannie,
    The Hydrogen Peroxide I bought at Target was 3%. Thanks for the question.

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  9. I have been using Peroxide, baking soda, vinegar for along time love it. Peroxide also takes all stains out of clothing, carpet, exc. even blood stains and it is also a great mouth wash for sore throats or canker sores... You don't need those harsh chemicals to sterilize your house or anything else for that matter! Just these 3 items and dawn dish soap!

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    1. Thanks for the info! I agree that harsh chemicals aren't needed to sterilize your home.

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    2. I use fume free oven spray and a non-scratch scour pad. I just spray the oven spray on the pad and scour the glass stove top. Works perfectly. I've tried everything else on the web. This really works!

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    3. Just tried this, I have a new stove and I cleaned it while the top was still hot and it looked like there were marks under the glass. This works, thank you so much I was getting disgusted at looking at my NEW stove looking bad so fast. Thanks again, Audrey kentwood louisiana

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    4. I know exactly what you mean! A flat top stove can be frustrating.

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  10. Wow, That was an awesome trick. Thanks alot

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  11. OMG!! it is amazing. Just did it and it works.
    Thanks so much!

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  12. We just bought a new glass top range and I of course didn't realize I needed some cream ceramic cleaner until after I used it and got some grease splatter on it. It's not baked on but I don't want streaks - can I use some vinegar and water? The manual said cleaners other than the cream one will fade the top - last thing I want to have happen!

    Thanks for your great advice!

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    1. other cleaners as in other chemicals. these things are as natural as u can get.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing....will try this...I am sure to be passing on this info to my friends and family.... Great advice!

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  14. this actually worked. i have tried many of the store bought stuff and none of them really worked. it took about 97% stains off that the others didnt remove. i am impressed. thanks for sharing

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  15. I am trying it now. I hope it works for me. thanks for sharing

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  16. I just did it and it worked...awesome

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  17. I'm totally amazed! Looks brand new! Thank you

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  18. Going to try right now.

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  19. It worked great! !!

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    1. i had the same issue at first... get it into a paste mixture and use a blue scotch scrubber sponge for the hard stains then clean up with a dry paper towel. not even a streak

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  21. This worked pretty well for most of my stove but the really stuck on stuff, it didn't do much for. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  22. I just ran my top and bottom oven on a cleaning cycle which left the cooktop warm, would this method work while it is warm or does it have to be completely cool? The cooktop is black with like an off white markings on it, would this remove the markings or is it safe on that too? Would this also work on the baked on spills on my oven doors that the cleaning cycle didn't remove?

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    1. Sorry I never replied to this. I'm just wondering how things turned out??

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  23. Just tried this and it worked great! I did use double strength hydrogen peroxide - which is what I had on hand. thanks for the tip - saved a lot of scrubbing!

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  24. I have tried so many other ways and this by far the best yet! My stove looks brand new!

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  25. Just throwing this thought out, why not use a razor blade? If you have ever ended up with paint on your window, or getting tint off, or sticker off your window a razor does the trick. Can anyone tell me if or why this wouldn't work on a stove top?

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    1. The razor is the only thing that takes baked/burned on crust off my stove top. Just need to be careful not to scratch the top.

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    2. I am not a fan of trying a razor on the stove top. I'm not so sure I could be careful enough and I'd regret it. Just my opinion though. I have heard people that have had luck with a razor. Thanks for your comment.

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  26. It came out awesome! Thanks for the tip

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  27. I have searching every store for the cheapest way to clean my flat surface stove top, and just decided to look on the internet and came across this page. I am totally going to try this and I am praying it really works. My stove is embrassing for people to see, and I am so ready to get it cleaned up. Being a mother of 3 kids, having something that just won't come clean...drives me crazy!!!!

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  28. Amazing. I tried it today after the thanksgiving mess on my stove. It looks better than before. THANKYOU for the tip!

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  29. just tried this on a glass top stove that had black baked on covering the blue rings so you could not see the rings at all. Did this for about 10 minutes and you can see the rings now very awesome thanks for posting this idea.

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    1. Thanks for sharing and I'm happy it worked! Happy cooking!

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  30. FYI all...we use a concentrated hydrogen peroxide to sterilize delicate instrumentation in the operating room now...but going to try this on my stove I bought used....thanks for the info!

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  31. This worked great - thanks for the post!

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  32. I use this same method, but with white vinegar instead of peroxide and it works great for me (I thought I invented this method) ! Is there an added benefit to using peroxide?

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    1. I'm not sure what the difference is between using vinegar or using peroxide. Maybe peroxide will remove more the older and cooked on messes? Thanks for the comment. I'll have to try the vinegar.

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  33. Will definitely try this. Was afraid to use a razor blade for fear of scratching the surface, but the other products I've used haven't worked.

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  34. I'll try this. I hate it when something happened like this. But thank you for sharing,.

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  35. That worked really well, I have been trying to remove those burn marks for years!

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  36. I'm upset I didn't take "before" pictures of my stove, because the "after" is amazing!!

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    1. Oh yeah. Pics would have been great but just hearing it worked for you is awesome!
      Danielle

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  37. That is almost exactly how my hob currently looks, and I cannot get those hard stains off! I used expert oven cleaning facebook around 6 months ago and they got rid of them but, my hob is now stained again because I didn't keep wiping it down.

    I am going to get myself some Baking Soda and Peroxide tomorrow and give your guide a go. I will do a few before and after pictures too, I can't promise they will be as professional as your results though! lol

    - Jane

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    1. Let me know how it turns out. I'm sure your results will be great. I'm far from any professional. lol
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  38. I was skeptical at first and then I thought what do I have to lose. I did it and it didn't look like it was doing anything. I keep scrubbing and I could see something happening. When I took the wet paper towel and wipe, my mouth dropped! Thank you...Awesome!

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  39. Thanks for the great news! Happy it worked. Cheers

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  40. I used so many store bought cleaners. Nothing worked. Used peroxide and baking soda in a paste form. I could take the spots off with my fingers!! This is a miracle! All burned on spots are gone. Thank you.

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  41. Thank you for this...it works! I hope you don't mind that I linked to your article at my site.
    Rob
    www.LifeOnTheParkway.com

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    1. You are more than welcome to link it to your site! Share what works. :)

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  42. Thanks a Zillion! It worked like a magic!! Thanks again for sharing!

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  43. Was so puzzled trying to clean, Until I found you, thank you for enlighten me, it was just that simple, who said you have to buy those expensive toxic chemicals to clean.

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    1. I hate buying expensive cleaners that don't justify the price tag. Happy to hear it worked for you!

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  44. Wow! I tried the vinegar and other methods to remove the water stains, but this was so simple and worked wonderfully. My stove top is new and I was beginning to think I made a mistake in buying it. Thank you so very much for sharing this information!!

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  45. If you are like me NOTHING worked. I tried all home cleaning and commercial cleaning. What DOES work is a pumice stone. Yes, the same kind you use for your feet. NO, it does not scratch!!! Just keep it wet while scrubbing and don't apply a lot of pressure. Don't believe me? Google it. Hope I helped someone out that was just a frustrated as I was.

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  46. I bought some generic stovetop cleaner the other day to use "just in case" I was to burn something, which I ended up doing that night....and the cleaner did NOT work. It's nice for just general cleaning/polishing it but would not remove the burnt chicken water oil I had!

    I am SO glad I found this, because I was starting to have a meltdown that my oven was going to look like crap for the rest of it's life. And this (and a tiny bit of scrubbing) picked the mess right up.

    Thank you thank you thank you!

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    1. I know exactly what you're talking about that you didn't want your stove to look like crap. It's so frustrating how quickly a flat top stove can look so horrible. Happy it helped!

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  47. So far, we've used blue Dawn when stove stains were too tough for regular stovetop cleaner/polisher protector. We put a squirt over the cold stain and blob it around to cover the whole thing and leave it there for an hour or so. (cleaning Break! which sometimes lasts overnight.) Coming back to it with that scrubby pad they give you, usually gets it up, but sometimes it takes lots of scrubby effort. Gonna try this and see if it's less wrist and elbow pressure.

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  48. I've been looking for something to clean my glass stove top for months.. You can get most off with a scratcher and alot of elbow grease but then you run the risk of scratching it.. Thanks for the tip.. Can't wait to try it

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  49. This ABSOLUTELY works. There were baked on stains on my glass top for months. I tried everything: all-purpose cleaners, glass top-specific cleaners, vinegar & water, baking soda & water. It wasn't until I combined baking soda and hydrogen peroxide that it finally came off. It took some heavy scrubbing but the stove is clean now.

    THANK YOU!

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  50. I just got a new glass top stove & hate it already! After a couple meals there are scratches even though we have been very careful. Just tried your baking soda & peroxide trick & it looks like it has
    never been used! I still hate it, but I thank you!
    :-)

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