It happens to the best of us: You make a delicious meal on your glass cooktop, and when you return for cleanup, the mess seems to have glued itself on. But don’t panic. With some baking soda and dishwashing liquid, cleaning up can be much easier, according to Behind the Studio.
Of the 1,035 American adults surveyed for Allstate’s “It’s Not Just Stuff” survey in July 2016, 81 percent said they clean their home at least weekly. This quick tip may make at least one of those chores a little easier.
Once your cooktop is fully cooled, use a dry paper towel to wipe up any easy-to-get mess, like crumbs.
Put on rubber gloves to help protect your hands. Then apply baking soda liberally onto the entire cooktop or affected area.
Squeeze some dishwashing liquid (one swirl should do) into a mixing bowl with water that is warm but not boiling (you may want to test the water with one finger before dunking the rag, to help ensure it’s a safe temperature). Dunk one of your rags in the bowl (you’ll need a big enough rag to cover the affected area on your cooktop).
Wring the rag out about halfway, Behind the Studio recommends. Then lay it on top of the cooktop so the affected area is fully covered. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. (If the mess is particularly stubborn, you may want to leave it for 20 or 30 minutes.)
After sitting, the solution should have loosened the grime on your cooktop. Use the rag to wipe off the mess in a circular motion.
Wipe a dry rag over the cooktop for a finishing buff and shine.