How to Clean a Glass Stove Top Without Using Toxic Chemicals

April 16, 2018

Glass stove tops are sophisticated, sleek appliances; too bad they don’t clean themselves. But have no worries, because getting that grease and burnt food off can be done quickly without the use of toxic chemicals. Our simple stove cleaning recipe uses common household ingredients that are incredibly effective. Like most messes, the quicker you clean, the easier the job. However, in the real world, we tend to step away from our stoves after use. Whether to let the stove cool or to sit and eat, we can quickly forget, venturing off into some other household activities.


Here is what you will need to get that glass top sparkling:

  • White Vinegar
  • Spray Bottle (optional)
  • Baking soda
  • Two Microfiber Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Bucket or Sink


Take some vinegar, wet the top of the stove, and use one of the towels to wipe off any loose debris. You can usually purchase a cheap spray bottle for the vinegar at any local store. It is great to have around for most glass surfaces and windows, giving a streak-free clean.

Next, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the top of the stove. Follow by filling the sink or bucket with warm water and then saturate the towel you used previously. Wring the towel slightly so it doesn’t drip and place it over the soda covered stove top. Let it sit for an estimated 15-20 minutes.

After removing the towel, the baking soda should be damp and pasty. Mix some soap into your water. Use your elbow grease, the same towel, and soapy water to assist the baking soda in breaking up grease and removing baked-on spots. Also, continually rinsing the towel helps against spreading the same grime over and over.

Once the baking soda is cleaned up, give it one final wipe. Spray the top one last time with Vinegar, using the clean dry towel to wipe, leaving it shiny and streak-free.

Recipe Notes

Now, if you find yourself forgetting to let the stove cool and accidentally place something plastic on it, don’t fret, This can be removed easily, it just needs to be done right away. You can grab an old spatula or some other item with a straight thin edge that can get at the base of the melt. Transfer the removed plastic to a cool spot or paper towel to keep it from sticking to other areas. Once the stove has cooled, follow the above steps.

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