How to Clean a Stove Top Made of Glass

How to clean a stove top made of glass is not hard at all, as some people think. I grew up with a glass stove top, and after living in a couple of different rental apartments early in my marriage, and having the stoves with drip pans on top, I happen to much prefer glass tops. The last two stoves my husband and I have bought, I picked the glass tops. To me they are so much easier to keep clean than trying to clean the ones with drip pans, and trying to get all the debris that falls down inside. That is just my opinion, and each of course is entitled to their own.  I do know lots of friends who just prefer cooking with gas, but I love my glass top stove.

Clean a Glass Stovetop

My first glass top stove came with a special little bottle of cleanser that promised not to scratch the top.  It was a tiny little bottle that came with a reorder slip, and I thought that was the only way to clean it, but I found that Softscrub from the grocery worked great and was not too expensive. However, one day when I ran out and needed to clean some burnt on “gunk,” I reached for some baking soda, and lo and behold, it worked great and did not scratch my stove!

Clean a Glass StovetopLet me show you how great it works.

Clean a Glass Stovetop

This lovely cooked on stain was after making a pancakes, bacon and eggs dinner.

Clean a Glass Stovetop

Sprinkle the baking soda on the stain.

Clean a Glass Stovetop

Then use a wet wash rag and some elbow grease.

Clean a Glass StovetopVoila! The baking soda gives just enough abrasive to get the job done. Rinse, dry and you’re done.

Clean a Glass Stovetop

This is what it looked like when I was done scrubbing!

Clean a Glass Stovetop

Baking soda is sooooooo inexpensive, and a little sprinkle will do a great job cleaning your glass topped stove!

Clean a Glass Stovetop

If you are interested in other kitchen cleaning tips, check out these links:
Homemade cleaner for mineral deposits and water spots
Homemade air freshener
How to get water spots off your dishes





  1. March 24, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    wonderful tip! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Joyce
    March 25, 2013 / 10:29 pm

    I have had a glass cook top for 13 years and LOVE it. I wipe it after every meal and clean often. I use one of those non scratch pads and Bar Keepers Friend. I clean other things with baking soda so don’t know why I never tried it.

  3. March 26, 2013 / 10:04 am

    Wonderful idea! I have used barkeepers friend in the past and really didn’t like to because of the chemicals in it. I have a good idea that baking soda will also work on pots and pans too. Thanks!
    ~stopping by from Mercy Ink

  4. Marie
    March 27, 2013 / 9:05 am

    Great tip! I use baking soda for cleaning, but not on my stove top. Silly me, I really need to do that, because my stovetop always has something on it that I just can’t seem to get rid of.

  5. March 27, 2013 / 9:45 am

    Great tip! I’ve been trying to figure out how to clean the glass counter top in my apartment. I am going to try this for sure. I’ve started to really like using baking soda as a cleaner throughout my kitchen and bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

  6. March 27, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    What a wonderful tip! I buy baking soda at Costco for a few other cleaning jobs around the house, but I’ve not tried using it on the stovetop. I’ll have to remember this. Thank you!

  7. sandy
    May 8, 2013 / 11:23 pm

    This is pure ingenious, thank you for posting !!

  8. Sara
    February 28, 2014 / 1:10 am

    Thank you so much! This is a great tip. I really enjoy your blog and respect that you make your family a top priority. You are a blessing!

    • Margo
      February 28, 2014 / 8:10 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m definitely a work in progress, and still have a long way to go. So thankful for God’s mercy and love!

  9. April 24, 2014 / 11:45 am

    I will be trying that this afternoon! I always get the special cleaner and I have places that WILL NOT come off. Baking Soda ….here I come!

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