We’ve all been there. We buy a beautiful gas stove with a beautiful, modern glass top. For the first couple of weeks, you religiously cook and clean the glass top to retain that glow.
But eventually, you start to slack off. Then, boom! Suddenly, the glass top starts to look cloudy, and the glow slowly fades away.
But hey! You can still get the glow back if you know how to remove cloudiness from glass top stove. And you will learn exactly that from this article.
Get Rid Of Cloudiness From Glass Top Stove
- Gather The Required Item
- Liquid dishwashing soap
- Baking Soda
- Citric Acid Powder
- Spray bottle.
- Sponge or Microfiber cloth
- Melamine foam (optional)
- Warm water and a bucket, or use the sink if it can hold the water.
Now that you have everything you need, let’s get the glow back!
- Apply Dishwashing Liquid
Whip out your liquid dishwashing soap. You don’t need to overthink this, as any liquid dishwashing soap is perfect for this task.
Once you’ve got your hand on any liquid soap, apply bits of it on your gas stovetop. Then, generously use the soap on specific stains on the glass top.
- Apply Baking Soda
Grab the baking soda and add it generously to the liquid soap and other glass top parts. Again, there’s no specific baking soda brand that’s best for this.
Just ensure the baking soda you intend to use has not expired.
- Apply The Citric Acid Mix
Now, fill your spray bottle with hot water and two tablespoons of citric acid powder.
Ensure that the quantity of hot water you mix the citric acid powder with isn’t too much so that it doesn’t dilute the effect of the citric power in the process.
Shake the mix well. Then, spray the mixture on the liquid soap and the baking soda. At this point, the mix on the gas top would start to bubble.
Of course, the bubbles won’t be as pronounced as in sci-fi, where a wicked doctor stays locked in his lab, conjuring elements together to make a scientific, nasty mix.
- Spread Mix
Now, you’ll have to put your hands to good use. If you have sensitive skin, it’ll be safe to wear a hand glove.
Using your hands, generously spread rub and spread the mix all over the gas top like you’d spread butter or jam or peanut butter all over your bread.
Once you’re sure you’ve successfully spread the mix all over the gas top, allow the mixture to sit on the glass top for a minimum of 20-30 minutes.
You might need to wait it out longer than 30 minutes. But the time you leave the mix on the surface depends on the thickness of the cloudiness or stain.
- Deploy the Microfiber cloth or Sponge
Using the microfiber clothes or the sponge, rub the mixture in a circular motion until it becomes invisible. This time, you can see its impact on the stains.
If you can still see some of the stains, deploy the melamine. Rub it all over the gas top as you did with the baking soda mix.
Once the stains are no more, dip the microfiber cloth in warm water. Then, rub it all over the gas stovetop to rinse out the mixture. Keep at it till there are no residues of the mix on the gas stovetop.
- Shine With Newspaper
Now, to restore the gas stovetop shine, you’ll need to wipe your stovetop clean with newspapers.
Here is another simple way to do it if you are in a rush!
That’s all it takes to have a clean and glowing glass top stove. You can apply the same techniques to get burn marks off the ceramic stove top!
Reasons Why Your Glass Stovetop Looks Cloudy
Now that you know how to clean cloudy stove glass, you should get a back story on why and how the cloudiness builds its nest on your glass stovetop. I mean, it sometimes feels like magic.
One minute, you have a flawlessly glowing glass stovetop. Then the next minute, all of that nice glow is nowhere to be found.
All that’s left is the annoying glass stove top discoloration that makes the glass topless attractive and less Instagram, YouTube, or Tik Tok worthy- especially if you’re an online chef who runs a cooking channel and has built a brand over time.
Right now, let’s check out the reason.
Now, the first reason is all too familiar. As a chef, there are certain foods that, while cooking them, love to expand their territory beyond the boundaries of the pot.
Then, they go on to let their residues splash out of the pot and directly on the gas top. It could also take a subtle route by sliding down the sides of the pot till it touches the gas top.
Of course, you can’t instantly attempt to clean the stovetop as it is hot and would bite a part of your skin off in a nasty burn. In this case, you’ll have to wait till your food or water is ready.
Then, the stovetop has to simmer down its temperature so that you can clean it. If you’re lucky, you’ll quickly get the stains off.
If not, you’ll probably need to do a bit of scrubbing as the stain would have dried, latching on hard on the stovetop. As for the gas discoloration, colored or oily liquids are the culprits.
Another reason for the cloudiness on your stovetop is the pan you’ve got. Depending on the quality of the pan and cookware you use, it may or may not melt onto the tabletop of the gas.
Sometimes, pans and cookware melt on the surface of the gas, leading to the discoloration of the gas top.
Also, when you dip your cooking utensils into the food you’re cooking and sit it on the pot’s cover while you cover the pot and wait for it to cook well, you’ll ruin the glass top.
With the spoon or utensil sitting on the pot, the residue of the food you used it to stir would drip onto the glass top, ruining the glass top in the process.
Now that you know some of the few ways easy ways to ruin your beautiful gas top, let’s hope that you’ll be more conscious and cautious to prevent these from happening.
You could get splatter guards to stop the food splatter.
Keeping The Glass Top Stove Shiny Always
As you have seen now, it doesn’t have to be the end of the era of your gas stovetop glow. You can always get back the glass top glow with the right tips and equipment just like I shared above.
Although getting back the glow might be a challenge, it is still achievable, right?
We have tried our best to show you quite a few methods so you’ll have different options at your disposal. Then, you can choose which way suits you better.
For starters, note that you can’t just adopt any random cleaner and technique to clean your glass top. You could end up doing more harm to it than good.
So, how do you know which cleaner is safe for the stovetop?
The manufacturer has already provided you with a cheat sheet that you should consult when determining the perfect type of cleaner for it.
Luckily, you don’t have to look too far to find this cheat sheet as it comes in the form of the user’s manual.
So, before you run off to the supermarket to the kind of cleaner recommended by your favorite YouTuber, consult the user’s manual first.
If your gas stove is a unique range, you need to consult the user’s manual to determine if the manufacturer specifies the type of cleaner you should use for the stovetop.
For instance, some manufacturers might specify that you should avoid using cleaners with ammonia on the glass stovetop.
Others might specifically demand that you only use natural-based cleaners for the stovetop.
If that’s the case, you’re better off adhering to the set instructions of the manufacturer than purchasing a random cleaner because it is a known brand and your favorite chef uses it for his stovetop.
Well, after going through this phase, your gas stovetop sure won’t look like it’s exactly new. But it would indeed look as good as new.
Now that you know how to remove cloudiness from the glass top stove, hopefully, you’d no longer need to keep staring at the cloudy gas stovetop.
You’d also no longer be ashamed to give your friends and visitors a tour of your kitchen. You’d invite them to hang out with you in the kitchen while you try to fix them something to eat.
So, hurry! Get rid of that annoying cloudiness on your gas stovetop with these helpful tips.