If you have ever owned an electric or induction cooktop you know how dirty they can begin to look over time. In this quick tip video Laura shows you how to clean any glass cooktop surface with products you can find in your own home.
Step 1: Collect Items from Your Home
Instead os spending money on all kinds of expensive products to do the cleaning we are going to use a couple items found in most homes – white vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, a scrub brush, an old towel and an empty spray bottle.
Step 2: Wipe down surface with Vinegar
First make sure the cooktop isn’t hot. Once the surface is at a cool temperature spray it with your white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth to remove any left over surface debris and grease. Any surface cleaner will do the job for this but vinegar is a cheaper option since most everyone has this in their home.
Step 3: Cover with Baking Soda
Once the surface has been wiped down spay again with the white vinegar and then sprinkle your baking soda over the entire cooktop surface. baking soda is a natural cleaner and it helps breakdown grit and grime more. And when you mix it with the vinegar you get a chemical reaction that creates a fizzy cleaner.
Step 4: Wet your Old Towel
Fill your sink with hot water and a few drops of dish soap. Dunk your towel into the soapy water and wring it out lightly so that it’s we but not dripping.
Step 5: Cover Surface with Warm Wet Towel
Place the damp towel on the cooktop surface so it covers all of the baking soda. leave in place for about 15 minutes so that steam from the towel can rehydrate any baked-on gunk and the dish soap will help get through to any greasy messes.
Step 6: Scrub with Bristle Brush
After 15 minutes remove the towel and use a little elbow grease to scrub any stuck-on surface grime with the stiff-bristled scrub brush.
Step 7: Clean Off Surface
Clean off the leftover baking soda simply by using your damp warm towel. You might need to rinse your towel out in the sink a couple times to get all the baking soda up.
Step 8: Scrap Away any Burnt on Messes
You might still see some burnt on grime on the glass top surface. while the surface is still damp, carefully scrape any stubborn burned on crud with a razor blade. Focus on one section at a time and try to avoid scratching the glass.
Step 9: Polish
Once everything left has been scraped off, finish up with another wipe down of white vinegar and your wet cloth. Then buff any leftover streaks with a dry microfiber cloth.