Optimal Procedure for Scrubbing a Glass Stovetop

 My home's culinary space was a mess. The cleaning also got out of hand, despite my best efforts to remain on top of it. Being a mom means I don't get to indulge in singular focus.

Coconut oil sprayed all over the stove. Unfortunately, there was food that had burned from the night before. I could have handled it if I had wanted to, but I became lazy (which is a common occurrence in my housekeeping). I simply persisted in cooking on the glass stove, allowing foods to burn to perfection.

It hit me on my Cuban cuisine cooking night that I couldn't stand to see it go on. It required more than just a routine cleaning of the stovetop.

Cleaning my glass stovetop required the assistance of some serious muscle.

Glass Cooktop Cleaning Made Easy

Using one of my favorite new cleaning products really made things simpler than I had anticipated!

There is a stovetop cleaner from Bar Keepers Friend, but I opted for the Cleanser & Polish to assist with the "heavy lifting," if you will. Even though I was following my usual routine for cleaning the house, this was no ordinary disaster. There was no room for error when dealing with this much of cooked-on fat and food.

Cleaning Supplies Required for a Glass Cooktop

Moisten paper towel Scraper for stovetop

Glass and ceramic cooktop surface cleaning instructions with a barkeeper's friend sponge

What I did to restore the glass cooktop to its like-new condition is detailed here.

First, use a moist paper towel to remove the outer layer of filth and grease.

Wash the entire stovetop with soaked and wrung-out sponge.

3. To protect the glass cooktop, sprinkle a little Bar Keepers Friend on top. Add more powder to areas where food has burned or stains have appeared on the rings.

Using a moist sponge, start cleaning up the spill. Apply more pressure to the areas that had a greater amount of powder, since these will be the areas that provide you the most difficulty.

5. Rinse and wring out the sponge in the sink as soon as the powder starts to cake on it.

6. Keep doing this until you've cleaned the rings of most of the brown stains and the burned food to the best of your ability.

7. Drain the sponge and use clean water to wash off the stovetop.

8. Check the stovetop now. Carefully use the cooktop scraper to remove any leftover residue from the stovetop. After that, use the sponge to clean it once more.

9. Lastly, it could be a good idea to give it a quick shine and use it to shield it from any future culinary mishaps. To restore the shine and cleanliness of your glass cooktop, simply wipe it off with the cleaning.

Are the cleaners from Bar Keepers Friend effective?

I enjoy making my glass cooktop look nicer than I really have, even if I think this is more effort than most evenings would need. Depending on how frequently I've been able to get in a fast cleaning during the week, I try to save this major cleaning for once or twice a week. Additionally, I assume it is dependent upon the frequency with which I have allowed items to boil over and scorch onto the stovetop due to my distractions.

If you're like me and haven't been very careful with your glass cooktop, you'll be relieved to know that this thorough cleaning procedure may remove most stains that you thought were hopeless. Looking at this stove in someone else's house, I would never guess that it's four years old.

Is it possible for Bar Keepers Friend to scratch glass?

That is incorrect! You won't have to worry about scratching the stovetop as it effortlessly removes stubborn grime. The powder cleanser from Barkeeper's Friend may be applied to kitchen surfaces usin