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Cleaning a glass hob

No matter how hard you try, you always end up with spills on a glass hob. Cleanup is easy if you follow a few simple steps.

 

In order to clean your glass stovetop you will need some cleaning supplies and materials. These include: a sponge, soft cloth, paper towel, dish soap, vinegar, and a paint scraper used for scraping paint off windows.

Daily cleaning

Make sure that the hob has completely cooled down before you begin to clean the exterior. Use a soapy water mixture on a damp cloth or sponge to wipe down the surface; repeat the process if required. Rinse thoroughly and use a paper towel or a soft cloth to buff it. A daily cleaning ensures that a glass hob looks spotless at all times.

Grease and grime

To clean a build up of grease and grime, apply dish soap with a sponge to wipe the glass stovetop. You may need to repeat the process if it is really grimy. Rinse the stovetop with a clean, damp cloth and use a paper towel to completely dry the surface. Water stains that might leave a mineral deposit can be removed by using full strength vinegar. You could also buy a special cleaner for removing grease from a glass stovetop

You will also need to clean around and under any knobs. These are usually clipped on and can be popped off - check your instruction manual if unsure.

Burned on residue

Sugary spillovers need to be cleaned immediately. Turn off the stove and remove hot pots. Do not use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, steel wool, or a brush, as they may scratch the surface of the glass or leave a residue.

Paint scrapers that are used for removing paint from glass are ideal at removing burnt-on residue. Scrape in one direct at a 45-degree angle. The scraper can be purchased at a hardware store, just make sure that it is for glass.

Cleaning the seal

To clean the seal around the edges of the glass, lay a wet cloth over the top; wait for a few minutes, then wipe it clean. Dry it with a paper towel.

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