Cleaning your smooth top stove is important for two reasons: first, it keeps your stove looking nice; and second, it prevents food from building up and becoming a fire hazard. In this blog post, we will show you how to clean a smooth top stove safely and effectively. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent food from sticking to the surface. Follow these simple steps, and your stovetop will be clean in no time!
How to Clean a Smooth Top Stove
When you’re cleaning a smooth or glass top stove, always start with the least abrasive method first. You can use mild dish soap and water solution, or a commercial glass cooktop cleaner. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before using any cleaners on your stove. The first step will be prepping for your clean.
Smooth Stove Top Cleaning Preparation
Before we show you how to clean a smooth top stove there are a couple of steps to prepare. Unplug your stove from the power source and make sure it is completely cool. Then you will need to gather the following materials:
- Soft cloth
- Non-abrasive cleaner
- Scrub brush
- Glass scraper (optional)
Now that you’ve got your supplies it’s time to start cleaning.
Step #1 – Wipe Glass Range Top with Rag
Wipe your stovetop with a clean, damp rag. Be sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. If there is any caked-on food, you can use a non-abrasive scrubber to gently remove it.
Step #2 – Apply Stove Cleaner to Smooth Stove Top
Next, apply a stove cleaner to the surface of your stove. There are many different cleaners on the market, so be sure to read the labels carefully and choose one that is safe for smooth top ranges.
Step #3 – Wipe Cleaner Off Glass Range Top with Rag
Once you have applied the cleaner, wipe it off with a clean rag. Be sure to rinse the rag often to avoid spreading the cleaner around.
Step #4: Use Glass Scraper on Smooth Stove Top (optional)
If you have a particularly stubborn stain, you can use a glass scraper to remove it. Be sure to use a non-abrasive scraper and scrape in the direction of the grain.
Step #5 – Repeat as Necessary
Repeat steps two, three, and four as necessary until your stovetop is clean. You may need to use a little elbow grease, but it will be worth it in the end!
Smooth Stove Top Maintenance Tips
Now that your stovetop is clean, it is important to take some steps to prevent food from sticking in the first place. Here are a few tips:
- Always use cookware that is the same size as the burner. This will help to distribute the heat evenly and prevent food from burning.
- When cooking, make sure to use a moderate amount of heat. If you use too much heat, food will stick and be difficult to clean up.
- Be sure to wipe up spills immediately. If you let them sit, they will become hard to remove.
Bonus: Gas Stove Repair Tips
If you have a gas stove, it is important to keep it in good working order. Gas stoves can be dangerous if they are not properly maintained. Here are a few tips:
- Check the hoses and connections regularly for leaks. If you see any leaks, call a professional to repair them.
- Make sure the venting system is clear and free of obstructions.
- Find more repair and gas stove cleaning tips on the blog!
Following these simple tips, your smooth top stove should be sparkling clean and it will stay clean for years to come! For problems beyond how to clean a smooth top stove, the team at Moore Appliance Service is always ready to help with your stove and cooktop repair!