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Old 06-28-2019, 11:40 AM
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Default How do you clean your glass top oven?

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So we recently purchased a new free standing glass top oven.
And so far we are hating it.
All my prized cast iron is now in the garage for fear of scratching the oven top.
Even after google and youtube we can't seem to keep the top looking new.
We are seriously thinking of selling it at a loos and going back to burners.
what were we thinking?

Anyone else?
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:36 PM
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What are you having trouble removing? We had one in our last house from 2005 to now and often would burn things onto the top like cheese, egg white etc. After cooling we could usually clean it with a simple wet towel/dry towel regimen. On the stubborn "cooked in" spots, a new razor blade would easily loosen the spot. I never used a new blade more than once and our top still looks as new.
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:45 PM
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I’ve had 2 glass top stoves for over 15 years with no issues. Once the stove cools 1) clean bulk spills with sponge (non scratch scrubbing side) & glass cleaner 2) use razor to scrape food stuck to top - wipe down top 3) apply polish rubbing firmly in circular motion using scrubbing pads shown below & let dry 4) wipe off hazy film with dry cloth. I use the products below — and my wife approves. It takes 5 minutes if you do it every time you use the stove.


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The ceramic top is very hard so it's not overly prone to scratching like eyeglass lenses are.


I love mine and would never have electric burners again (maybe a gas burner, but smooth top is my first choice).


Scrape the surface with a single edge razor blade scraper (the recommended tool/method) and use a specific glasstop stove cleaner like ceramibright).

Piece of cake to keep it looking like new.
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The ceramic top is very hard so it's not overly prone to scratching like eyeglass lenses are.


I love mine and would never have electric burners again (maybe a gas burner, but smooth top is my first choice).


Scrape the surface with a single edge razor blade scraper (the recommended tool/method) and use a specific glasstop stove cleaner like ceramibright).

Piece of cake to keep it looking like new.
^^^This+1

We have a gas stove with a glass top. I put dishwashing liquid on the top (with water) to get any grease residue loosened. I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then clean off and use the razor as needed. Then I polish it
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We use cast iron skillets on our glass stove top, and they don't scratch it.
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We use cast iron skillets on our glass stove top, and they don't scratch it.
I do too, although I'm kinda careful about it. And I also use a glass-top cleaner much like Haasome... and a single-edged razor.

I wasn't too fond of the stove when I first got it, but I've learned how to clean it, so I like it a little better now.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:10 PM
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Wow, thanks for the replies.
Maybe I am just too afraid of scratching it.
I had read somewhere not to use windex type glass cleaners. (?)
We have not used it much and there is only "rings" showing the outlines of pans used.
And two small quarter sized spots that don't want to come off with dish soap.
Anyway I am ordering some of the cleaner shown in the Amazon pics.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:13 PM
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I had read somewhere not to use windex type glass cleaners. (?)
That is very true. I think there are several brands, but you'll need a glass-top stove cleaner. Seems like they're mostly water, vinegar and baking soda. You can save a little money just using those.
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We had a Miele electric cooktop that came with the house (newly renovated kitchen) - replaced it with a Miele gas cooktop after several years. When we moved and renovated the kitchen ourselves, we went with a Thermador gas cooktop - love it.

Regarding cleaning the ceramic electric cooktop tho’: I did a mix of razor blade for the stuff that has some mass to it, and polish the rest with the creme products designed for the purpose. I’d be surprised if your range’s manufacturer doesn’t have some recommended products.
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Baking Powder slurry/paste and a scraper
Works great on burnt on spills and crud

Create a thick paste of water and baking soda and pour on the stove top. Let it sit over night and the crud comes off with a scraper...easy peasy
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Spray water.
Let soak 10 minutes.
Wipe with paper towel.
Works for 99% of the yuckies on my stove.

For tough baked on grease, I heat it up with a hair dryer or heat gun.
Wipe.

This avoids chemicals that pollute the environment.

I also buy razors in the paint dept of Home depo in boxes of 100.
Cheap and excellent for perfectly flat surfaces, but change them often to prevent scratching.

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Steam cleaner usually works.

Also, micro-fiber towel with a diluted mix of Mr. Clean all purpose cleaner works well too.
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This-------http://ceramabryte.com/
Best stuff I have found, works great!
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I’ve had 2 glass top stoves for over 15 years with no issues. Once the stove cools 1) clean bulk spills with sponge (non scratch scrubbing side) & glass cleaner 2) use razor to scrape food stuck to top - wipe down top 3) apply polish rubbing firmly in circular motion using scrubbing pads shown below & let dry 4) wipe off hazy film with dry cloth. I use the products below — and my wife approves. It takes 5 minutes if you do it every time you use the stove.


I use exactly the same products as Haasome here and it works well, just keep up with it and don't let it build up.
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