Glass stove tops are more and more used by on-the-hurry Americans. It has a modern look and it’s actually easy-to-clean, so, why not to invest in such type of stove.
But, glass stovetop may have some flaws, because you can’t always tell if its surface is still hot, and you can get yourself burned or plastic can melt very easily on its surface.
Anyhow, as a tip, you should keep plastic away from a glass stovetop, no matter if it’s hot or cold.
The other days I was boiling some pasta and I didn’t use the entire bag. Being on the hurry because my entire family was hungry, I left the plastic bag near the stove…and magic happened! The plastic bag melted and got stuck on the stove top, not to mention about that funny smell.
Well, I tried to scrape the plastic immediately, but it wouldn’t come out and I end up burning my fingers.
But the bellow method was my handy-helper to clean my messy stovetop.
– knife or cutter
– dish soap
– baking soda
How to clean the glass stovetop?
First, leave the stove cool completely, and only now you can peel as much plastic as you can off the stovetop.
I didn’t have too much plastic to peel off, but you can melt a plastic bowl, and that’s a hard task.
Ok, now use the knife to scrape gently the plastic off the stove. The next step is to spray over the melted plastic WD-40 and let act for a few minutes. You can use a razor blade to scrape gently the plastic off the surface (watch out not to scratch the glass surface).
Remove the plastic excess with a soapy water solution made of 1 tablespoon of dish soap to 300 ml of water.
Ok, now, in some situations, comes the annoying part. Some of the melted plastic residue will still remain, but, you can mix baking soda with water to form a paste (you choose the proportions), and start scrubbing the area with a sponge until the plastic is completely removed. At the end, clean everything with a cotton cloth soaked in soapy water.