I’ve really grown to love my electric range with the smooth glass stovetop. At first I wasn’t sure how I would clean a glass stove top but it’s turned out to be very simple to do. In fact, most of the time I clean my smooth stove top with baking soda!
Even though I’ve done this several times, I’m always pleasantly surprised at how clean my smooth stovetop looks when I’m done. And because most of the time is spent letting the baking soda soak and do it’s work, not much effort is needed on my part either. And it doesn’t get much cheaper than a bit of baking soda and soapy water so frugal folks will love this method too.
How To Clean A Glass Stovetop with Baking Soda
To get things started cleaning your smooth stovetop the frugal way, fill your kitchen sink with some warm soapy water. Put a clean dish towel in the soapy water and get it thoroughly wet.
Next, Sprinkle some baking soda on your stovetop. If there’s a particularly dirty spot, make sure to sprinkle a little extra baking soda in that area.
Then take your dish towel out of the soapy water and wring it out a little bit (the towel should be thoroughly wet with the soapy water, but not dripping wet). Lay the wet towel on top of the baking soda that’s been sprinkled onto your glass stove top.
Let the soapy towel set on the baking soda for about 15 minutes. I often use this time to clean up the rest of my kitchen a bit.
Once things have soaked for about 15 minutes, use the towel to wipe and clean the stovetop, scrubbing the baking soda around a bit as you go. After a little bit of wiping and cleaning, you may want to rinse the towel with some fresh water to help rinse away the baking soda.
Finish things up by using a fresh dry towel or some paper toweling to wipe away any remaining moisture on the stovetop. I’ve found that if there are any remaining cloudy areas from the baking soda that didn’t get thoroughly rinsed off, a little spritz of my vinegar and water cleaning spray will do the trick. (My vinegar cleaning spray is #3 on my post about 6 of my homemade cleaning sprays I use the most).
And that’s it! A very simple, cheap, and effective way to make your own smooth stovetop cleaner. And even though this method requires a bit of soaking time, it’s still pretty fast and easy as there’s no measuring or mixing of ingredients needed AND you can be cleaning other things in the meantime.
If you’ve been spending lots of money on those little bottles of smooth stovetop cleaner, give this homemade method a try. I think you’ll be as pleasantly surprised at your results as I was!
More Frugal Cleaning Ideas:
- Homemade Oil Soap Soft Scrub
- Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaning Tablets
- Quick Microwave Cleaning
- Sal Suds Dilution Cheat Sheet for DIY Cleaners
How To Clean A Smooth Stove Top With Baking Soda
- Baking Soda
- Dish Towel that's wet with soapy water
- Fill your sink with warm soapy water. Put a clean dish towel in the soapy water and get it thoroughly wet.
- Next, sprinkle some baking soda around on your glass stove top. If there are any particularly dirty areas, sprinkle a little bit more baking soda in those spots.
- Take your wet dish towel out of the sink and wring it out a little bit (so that's it not really dripping wet).
- Lay the wet towel on the stove top, over top of the baking soda that's been sprinkled around.
- Let things set like this, with the wet towel on the baking soda, for about 15 minutes.
- After the 15 minutes has passed, use the towel to wipe and clean the stove top, scrubbing around the baking soda a bit as you go. You may want to rinse the towel with some fresh water at the end of the scrubbing so you can wipe away any remaining bits of baking soda.
- Finish things up by wiping the stove top with a fresh dry towel, or some paper toweling, to wipe away any remaining moisture. If there are any cloudy spots left from the baking soda, I find a few squirts of my vinegar cleaner (made with half water and half white vinegar) works well to clean them away.