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How do you clean glass-top stoves?

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To clean a glass-top stove, wipe up spills immediately, use specialty cleaners, and scrape off food with a razor scraper. For difficult stains, apply a paste of baking soda and water, and cover with a warm, damp cloth for 30 minutes.

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How do you clean glass-top stoves?
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Cleaners designed for glass-top stoves provide cleaning power without scratching the surface. Use a small amount with a soft cloth to clean the surface. Avoid cleaners with ammonia or abrasive materials, as they may scratch or stain the cook top.

Always turn off the burners and wait for the stove top to cool before attempting to clean it.

Step 1: Apply appropriate cleaning solution or cream

Each manufacturer recommends a specific type or brand of cleaning solution.

Apply the cleaning solution according to the instructions on the packaging, then either let it sit for 30 minutes, or gently work it into the surface with a soft cloth or sponge.

Step 2: Apply a baking soda paste

In the absence of a commercial cleaning product, mix a paste with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of water or distilled white vinegar. Apply it to the stain or residue, then wipe it off after 30 minutes. Alternatively, leave it on for 60 seconds, then scrub it with a cloth until the residue is gone.

A razor scraper can also be useful for thick, stubborn stains. Keep the stain moist with a cleaning solution, then scrape gently until the stain has been eliminated.

When using a razor scraper to remove cooked-on food, hold the blade at a 45-degree angle. Scrape the blade along the surface of the glass so it pushes under the edge of the food. Continue scraping until you remove all food remnants. Wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth.

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