How to Clean a Glass or Ceramic Stovetop

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Glass and ceramic stove tops are great for cooking, but can be notorious for looking dirty and being difficult to clean. However, the good news is that keeping your ceramic or glass stove top clean is actually much easier than you might think — especially when you follow this tutorial.

Step 1

Things You'll Need

Step 2

Mix the baking soda, Castile soap, and orange essential oil together in a small bowl until it forms a paste. Store in an airtight container and reserve some of the mixture for extra tough spots. This amazing cleaning paste will not scratch your stove top or leave marks behind.

Tip

Double or even triple this recipe and store in an airtight container for future use. This paste also works great to clean pots, pans, sinks, and bathtubs.

Step 3

Use a rubber spatula or spoon to spread the paste onto any burned-on areas or dirty spots on the stove top.

Step 4

Allow to sit for three to five minutes.

Step 5

Use a damp scrub sponge to work the paste into the burned-on areas.

Don't over saturate the scrub sponge with water. Just dampen it and wring it out well before using so the paste can do its work without getting too watered down.

Step 6

Wipe the stove top off with a microfiber cloth.

There is no need to rinse the stove top off. Simply wipe away the paste and debris using a clean microfiber cloth. Any burned-on bits or food that has been left behind will lift as you wipe down the stove top. If there are spots left, repeat steps two through four.


Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.

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