How To Clean Your Stove Top (Like a Pro)

How To Clean Your Stove Top (Like a Pro)

Learn how to clean your stove top at home

Is last week’s dinner still splattered on your stovetop? Don’t worry—we’ve all been there. Here’s how to quickly get rid of that filthy grease and food spills.

How to Clean a Glass Stove Top

Knowing how to clean your stovetop is extremely important, especially if you have a glass stovetop. Following a procedure (like the one below) is a great way to keep it looking its best!

What you’ll need:

  • A bowl
  • Microfiber towel (big enough for the entire stove top)
  • Non-abrasive scrubbing pad
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda

Finally, how to clean your glass stove top:

  1. Wait until your glass stove top is cool before cleaning it—never clean on a hot stovetop.
  2. Add a few drops of dish soap to a bowl of hot water. Thoroughly mix until you have a soapy mixture.
  3. Immerse an entire microfiber towel in the mixture and let it soak until saturated.
  4. Cover your glass stove top with a thick layer of baking soda.
  5. Wring out the towel after removing it from the soapy water. Then, place it on top of the baking soda and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  6. When the timer goes off, use the non-abrasive scrubbing pad to scrub the stovetop in a circular motion. (Tip: be careful when washing because you don’t want to scratch the glass)
  7. Remove any remaining water or baking soda residue from the stove with a clean, dry microfiber towel.

How to Clean an Electric Stove Top

If your electric stove top needs a good scrubbing (remember the coils), follow this cleaning procedure to make it look good as new!

What you’ll need:

  • Cleaning cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda

Here’s how to clean your electric stove top:

  1. Before cleaning, ensure the stove top is completely cool and turned off.
  2. Wipe dirt off the coils with a damp cleaning cloth dipped in dish soap.
  3. Make a cleaning paste of baking soda and warm water for tough dirt and grime.
  4. Allow the baking soda paste to sit for about 30 minutes on the stubborn stains.
  5. Scrub the paste and dirt away with a wet cloth.
  6. Using a clean, dry cloth to dry the stovetop.
  7. Allow the stovetop to dry completely before turning it back on.

How to Clean a Gas Stove Top

While gas is great for a stove top, it can get very dirty. Make sure your home is clean for the holidays or everyday life. Follow the cleaning procedure closely to get the best results.

What you’ll need:

  • Cloth
  • Non-abrasive sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

How to clean a gas stove top:

  1. Before cleaning, make sure the stove is cool and turned off.
  2. Wipe the stovetop down with a damp cloth.
  3. Use a non-abrasive sponge and dish soap to clean the entire surface.
  4. If the surface is too greasy, use a 1:2 baking soda and vinegar mixture and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it clean. You can apply the same strategy to the burners.
  5. Replace the burner heads after drying the stove top with a clean cloth.
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