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 cook top without the toxic fumes!
In This Article:
- Simple supplies for DIY, non-toxic glass top stove cleaner
- How to clean a glass top stove
- Tips for cleaning your glass top stove
- Additional healthy home info
Ready to get started? Let’s get to it!
So, anyone that lives a natural, non-toxic 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.
But don’t worry, I have an easy, non-toxic glass stove top cleaner that will have my dirty stovetop looking nice in just a few minutes, and I think it could help yours too 🙂
Simple Supplies For DIY Glass Stove Top Cleaner
For this non-toxic, 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 stove top.
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Ok, now that we have all of the supplies ready, let’s tackle that dirty glass surface!
How To Clean A Glass Top Stove
The first thing you want to do is to make sure that your stovetop is cool. This is very important!
Use a paper towel or soft cloth and lightly wipe the stovetop to remove crumbs and other light food debris.
Next, sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda across the top surface.
Then add a drizzle of dish soap and a drizzle of peroxide.
I don’t measure these ingredients. I just dump them on and mix them all together.
I will say though, 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.
After you add all ingredients, use the scrub brush and mix well.
Let this powerful degreaser sit for about 15 minutes so it can work its magic!
After 15 minutes or so, use your scrub brush and gently scrub any stubborn stains or areas that need a little extra attention (I usually scrub in a circular motion to help loosen and remove food spills or burn marks)
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.
After that, I usually 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 stove top 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.
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.
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 manufacturer’s 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, non-toxic glass stove top cleaner like one above 😉
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 stove top 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.
Just Say No To Chemical Cleaning Products
There are a number of commercially available cleaners for glass stove tops, 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!
Have you tried a non-toxic glass stove top cleaner? 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 🙂