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Avoid This Common Mistakes When Cleaning Your Glass Stovetop

Chances are you’ve heard about gas stoves becoming a thing of the past. That means more kitchens rocking electric or induction burners. Glass-topped stoves are in, and for good reason—they’re sleek and a breeze to clean. But here’s the thing: just because it’s glass doesn’t mean you clean it like a window.

Cleaning windows with ammonia works like a charm, right? Not so much for your glass stovetop. Ammonia can leave stubborn streaks on that sleek surface. Worse, when things heat up, ammonia-based cleaners release toxic fumes, making you feel less than stellar.

No Need for Fancy Cleaners

You might reach for Windex to clean your mirrors, but your glass stovetop deserves better. Not all glass is created equal. Stovetops use tempered ceramic glass, tougher against heat but sensitive to harsh chemicals. Ammonia, bleach, or metal scrubbers can mess it up, leaving permanent marks and voiding your warranty. And don’t even think about spraying ammonia on a hot stove—those fumes are a headache waiting to happen.

Sure, there are special cleaners for glass stovetops, but you don’t need to splurge. Grab some baking soda and white vinegar—they’re your kitchen superheroes.

Easy Steps for a Sparkling Stovetop

Cool down your stove after cooking, then spritz it with vinegar and sprinkle on some baking soda. Lay a hot, wet towel soaked in more vinegar over it. Let it chill for 10 minutes to zap away any grime. Finally, wipe off the gunk. Spot streaks? A bit more vinegar does the trick. Polish with a microfiber towel for extra shine.

Preventive Measures Matter

The ultimate cleaning hack? Stop the mess before it starts. Before you call it a night in the kitchen, give your stovetop a quick wipe. Use damp paper or kitchen towels with white vinegar or a wet, soapy sponge. Keep it looking slick without exposing yourself to nasty ammonia fumes.

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