This easy DIY non-toxic glass stove top cleaner is very effective, contains no harsh chemicals, and requires only 3 simple ingredients. Finally, you can have a sparkling clean cooktop without the toxic fumes!
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So, anyone that lives a natural life and has a glass-top stove has faced the problem of wanting to clean spills and have a streak-free shine without using an abrasive formula or turning to chemical cleaning methods.
I totally understand!
In fact, I was making my girls’ lunch today, got busy, and before I knew it my pan of boiling noodles overflowed all over the glass cooktop.
And as you know, that leaves some seriously tough spots on the surface of the stove that can be a real pain in the behind to remove.
How Do You Clean A Glass Stovetop Without Chemicals?
This non-toxic stovetop cleaner only takes 3 ingredients! A little peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap will easily remove grease, stains, and baked-on food leaving nothing behind but a clean, fresh surface.
Simple Supplies For DIY Glass Stove Top Cleaner
For this DIY glass stove top cleaner, you only need a few simple supplies.
In fact, you probably have them on hand already which is one more reason why this recipe is the best way to help remove stubborn stains from your stovetop.
Ok, now that we have all of the supplies ready, let’s tackle that dirty glass surface!
How To Clean A Glass Top Stove
1.The first thing you want to do is to make sure that your stovetop is cool. This is very important!
2. Use a paper towel or soft cloth and lightly wipe the glass cooktop to remove crumbs and other light food debris.
3. Next, sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda across the stove top surface.
4. Then add a drizzle of dish liquid and a drizzle of peroxide.
You don’t really have to measure these ingredients, just dump them on and mix them all together.
Important tip-for best results you don’t want the mixture to be too dry because it won’t be easy to scrub. But you don’t want it too wet because it will just run all over and make a mess.
5. After you add all ingredients, use the scrub brush and mix well.
6. Let this powerful degreaser sit for about 15 minutes so it can work its magic!
7. After 15 minutes or so, use your scrub brush and gently scrub any stubborn stains or areas that need a little extra attention (Scrubbing in a circular motion to help loosen and remove food spills or burn marks)
8. Once you are satisfied with the stain removal, use a clean towel or dry cloth to wipe away the scratch-free formula.
(You may have to use more than one or rinse the cloth with clean water and wipe the cooking surface a few times.)
9. After that, you can use a damp cloth or soft sponge and give the stovetop a final wipe.
That’s all there is to make an easy, non-toxic glass stovetop cleaner!
Tips For Cleaning Your Glass Top Stove
Ceramic cooktops are great, but they do take a little extra care.
Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind so that you can keep your stove clean and free from stubborn stains without using abrasive cleaners.
1. Clean Only When Cool
Never clean your glass stovetop while it’s hot!
It’s a good idea to always wait until the stove is completely cooled before cleaning (even if you use cleaners with natural ingredients!).
Some cleaning materials can damage the finish of the glass, leaving pits or boils.
2. No Glass Cleaner
It seems like a household glass cleaner would be a decent option for sprucing up your glass top stove, right?
But according to most manufacturers’ instructions, it isn’t.
Some of the chemicals in glass cleaner can damage the stovetop.
White vinegar can be used (which is what a lot of people use to clean their windows), but if you are thinking of using a commercial window cleaner that has ammonia or other chemicals, don’t do it!
Just stick to a safe glass stove top cleaner like the one above 😉
3. Be Gentle
Sometimes it’s necessary to use a little elbow grease and really scrub those stains, but be careful!
Too much pressure can actually cause your glass stovetop to crack.
And you want to be sure to stay away from steel wool, scouring pads, or even a scrubbing pad as they can leave scratches.
4. Just Say No To Chemical Cleaning Products
There are a number of commercially available cleaners for glass stovetops, and they might even work fairly well.
But one of the problems is that these cleaners have ingredients that have the potential to cause developmental, endocrine, and reproductive issues.
Not to mention, many have been found to lend to aquatic toxicity.
That is not something I want in my home, on my skin, or around my kids!
Thankfully, if you’re striving to create a non-toxic home, there are great alternatives!
FAQs About Cleaning A Glass Cooktop
1. Is glass stove top cleaner toxic?
While less toxic options exist, many glass stove top cleaners on the market contain chemicals such as quaternary ammonium compounds, diethylene glycol propyl ether, propylene glycol methyl ether, and other chemicals that have been found to cause skin and respiratory irritation, allergies, be harmful to vision, toxic to aquatic life, and even have negative effects on the endocrine and reproductive systems.
2. Does vinegar damage glass top stoves?
Vinegar can be a great way to loosen stuck-on food and cut through hard-to-clean grease. A mix of one part vinegar and two parts water in a spray bottle shouldn’t damage your glass top stove. BUT… be sure that you don’t mix vinegar and the cleaning recipe above because when vinegar and peroxide mix it creates peracetic acid which is corrosive and can cause harm to the nose, throat, lungs, eyes, and skin.
I personally use a vinegar spray for daily cleaning and the recipe above for deep cleaning. That way there is no mixing of non-compatible ingredients!
3. Can you use a magic eraser on a glass stovetop?
You can use a magic eraser on a glass cooktop, but it seems that there is some debate over whether a Magic Eraser would qualify as a healthy option. According to Proctor & Gamble and the National Institutes of Health, this melamine foam sponge contains formaldehyde-melamine-sodium bisulfite copolymer and is considered non-toxic.
But….the company also says it is “possible that formaldehyde may be present in minute, trace amounts as a result of the manufacturing process”.
In addition to that, a Magic Eraser is not very eco-friendly or biodegradable.
Last Thoughts About A Glass Cooktop Cleaner
There are many commercially available products, but why not skip the chemicals and choose a much safer cooktop cleaner to remove burned-on food and leave your stovetop sparkling clean and streak-free.
All you need is 3 simple ingredients and your glass stovetop will be as good as new!
Have you tried a homemade cleaner for your glass cook top? Or do you have a different recipe that works well for you?
I’d love it if you shared! Feel free to comment below or send me an email 🙂
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