How to Remove White Stains From a Ceramic Stove Top

Ceramic stove tops provide one smooth surface for you to cook on instead of having raised burners. The advantage of ceramic stove tops is that food and stains simply wipe away instead of falling into the drip pans. But you might see white stains on your ceramic stove top if you don't clean it frequently enough. There are a number of options if you want to remove white stains from a ceramic stove top.

Use a ceramic stove top cleaner

Step 1

Allow your ceramic stove top to cool down after use. Apply a thin layer of ceramic stove top cleaner over the entire surface of your cooktop.

Step 2

Rub the cleaner with a paper towel, trying to thoroughly scrub the areas with white stains. Wipe the top of your ceramic stove top with a warm cloth to remove the cleaner once you know you've removed all the stains.

Step 3

Rub the cleaner with a paper towel, trying to thoroughly scrub the areas with white stains.

Step 4

Polish your ceramic stove top with a lint-free cloth to remove any streaks or residue left behind by the ceramic stove top cleaner.

Use a razor blade

Step 5

Wipe down your ceramic stove top with a warm wash cloth. Try to remove as much debris as you can.

Step 6

Place a razor blade at a 45-degree angle to your ceramic stove top. Gently scrape at the stains, taking care not to scratch your cooktop surface.

Step 7

Wash any residual debris away with a damp sponge.

Use oven cleaner

Step 8

Coat your ceramic cooktop with oven cleaner.

Step 9

Allow it to sit 30 minutes to an hour. If your stains are persistent, allow it to sit overnight.

Step 10

Wipe the cleaner away using a warm towel.

Use ammonia

Step 11

Combine equal parts of ammonia and water into a spray bottle.

Step 12

Spray the contents of the bottle onto your ceramic stove top. Allow the spray mixture to sit for several minutes.

Step 13

Wipe the spray away using a warm washcloth.

Use a de-greaser

Step 14

Spray a commercial de-greaser onto the white stains on your ceramic stove top.

Step 15

Allow it to sit for several minutes.

Step 16

Wipe the residue away with a warm cloth.