Glass gas cooktop – how to keep it clean?

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One of the most unpleasant parts of home cooking is cleaning up after cooking, especially a glass gas cooktop covered in burnt food. Fortunately, by knowing a few basic tricks, you can tackle this task quickly and efficiently.

Winning the battle against dirt

In busy homes, a clean cooktop is a rarity. Time is scarce and the gas hob is used so intensively that it’s hard to get rid of spilled liquids, leftover food or grease every time. Keeping a glass gas plate clean doesn’t have to be an ordeal. The good news is that although burnt-on food and grease seem to stick to the glass hob, you can actually get rid of the dirt easily. Whether it’s glass, enamel or ceramic, using the right tools and a few proven tricks, we’ll be able to give your plate a shiny and new look in no time.

Glass shiny plate with special products

We haven’t had to do anything yet, and our task is already easier! A glass gas hob is a bit easier to clean, thanks to its smooth surface without nooks and crannies where dirt can fall in. To clean it thoroughly, first we need to let it cool down and then use a special cleaner designed for glass cook tops to get rid of accumulated grease. It is imperative that we apply it with a soft cloth and we must never use an abrasive cleaner on the glass stove top. Once finished, all that remains is to rinse everything thoroughly with water and dry it with a microfiber cloth.

Natural care for a glass gas cooktop

However, if the concept of chemical agents used in the place of preparing meals is not quite to our liking, it does not mean that we will have to resign ourselves to grease and stains on the plate. For proponents of natural cleaning products, there are also other options, based on the use of vinegar or a combination of vinegar and baking soda. In the first case, just spray the countertop with vinegar, wait a while, and then wipe everything with a microfiber cloth and clean that way.

For a more thorough cleaning, we can mix vinegar and baking soda. First, spray the cool countertop with vinegar and then sprinkle a small amount of powder. Next, it is a good idea to soak and wring out the excess water with a soft cloth, place it on top and let it sit for about 10 minutes. After this time, we remove the cloth, and then wipe the stove top with another cloth, necessarily made of microfiber. After this procedure, we again spray vinegar on the plate and using a new, clean microfiber cloth, we wipe and polish the countertop.

What about serious stains?

If there are burnt-on residues on the stove that you can’t get rid of with a simple cloth, you have to resort to more drastic methods of fighting dirt. A scraper should be the answer, and never a razor blade, as this can do more damage than good. It is important to always check the instructions to be sure which scraper we can use on our stove. First, spray the problem area with distilled white vinegar and then, holding the scraper at a low angle, get rid of the unruly dirt.

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