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Thread: Glass Top Stove

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55 View Post
    I use a razor blade held at an angle to scrap my glass top stove, works well. And I use Barkeepers cleanser or Soft Scrub to clean it, with a non scratching scrub pad. Once in awhile I use the made for glass top cleaner. Have had no problems with scratching and been doing this for years.

    Ditto - exactly what I do.

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    Use vinegar/water mix,1:1, instead of glass cleaner. The hotel i used to work at only let us use "green" cleaners but didn't want to purchase special ones. Vin/water worked very well as a glass cleaner & it is a disinfectant.

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    I wish I had my burner type back. Slow to heat and so hard to keep clean!

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    Burned on sugar is the worst. Try a little of the Barkeep's friend on a damp paper towel. It worked for mine.

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    The best advice I got when I first got my smooth top was to keep a kettle of water on the stove and put it on the burner that is still hot after using. It keep the heat out of the kitchen and stops any accidental burns. It's automatic to put the kettle on the burner now by all family members.
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    I had a high end, high Btu Wolf gas range before my induction gas top. I love the induction and glass top, very easy to keep clean and the kitchen stays cleaner and cooler.

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    If it's kind of thick--I scrape it with a razor blade and then use Weiman Amooth Top Range cleaner it polishes it up like new--Easy to use---I apply it with a nylon scratcher and poish with a paper towel

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55 View Post
    I use a razor blade held at an angle to scrap my glass top stove, works well. And I use Barkeepers cleanser or Soft Scrub to clean it, with a non scratching scrub pad. Once in awhile I use the made for glass top cleaner. Have had no problems with scratching and been doing this for years.
    Bar Keepers friend is the best I have used it for decades for everything and so cheap next to other not so effective cleaners, my cleaning cupboard wouldn't be complete without it, didn't know you could get it over the pond.

    Another useful tip, when the top is cooled throw a thoroughly soaked dishcloth over it and leave it until you get time to clean it properly, it will start loosening the bits n pieces.

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    I prefer my gas range. I soak the grates in a sink full of hot water after I spray them with power spray in blue pump bottle. By the time the water cools all grease etc. is off. Rinse and dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace creates View Post
    WEIMAN glass top cleaner
    This is what I also use, my stove is approx 10 years old and top looks like new... PS Yes I do cook on it

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I like the fact that when the stove is off, it doubles as a counter top. I don't have a lot of counter space otherwise.

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    I used a paint scrapper on mine all the time. Took off almost anything that needed it

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    I, too, have the glass top and as nice as they look in the store, they are a real pain to clean. Even using the cleaner the manufacturer gave me, it leaves it a bit streaked looking. The baking soda sounds like it is definitely worth a try since I have a spot or two I haven't been able to get off. I've only had the stove 3 months so maybe the care will become easier as time goes on. Thank you for sharing all the suggestions.

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    I had one and I kind of miss it. We have gas now which is my preference, but I do miss my glass top sometimes.

    I found it very easy to clean. I'd scrape it with a razor if anything stuck. Anything persistent, I'd lay a hot damp rag over it for awhile and that always softened it up enough that the razor would make short work of it. We had ours about 5 years with zero troubles. We sold it with the house. Mine had a 5th burner in the center that could be made small, medium, or large which was something I actually used fairly often. Mine also had a red light that would stay on if the top was still warm, which was a feature I specifically looked for. I am pretty sure it was a Kenmore.

    I prefer gas but if I bought a house that was only set up for electric, I'd buy another glass top for sure.

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    I finally got some Cerama Bryte to clean my stove top. Works quite well. It feels clean now but still needs a bit more scraping. i must get a new razor tool. Also bought Cerama Bryte for stainless steel. I hope it helps my sink feel cleaner too. Right now nothing I do makes it so. I got mine on Amazon by the way.

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    This thread has reinforced my thinking that if I decide to replace my 25 year old electric stove, I will seek out another one like it. With old fashioned coil electric burners. The devil you know.....

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    I wouldn't by a Maytag smooth top. The burner area will turn black. Even thought the cooktop was under warranty, Maytag said it was just cosmetic and won't interfere with the cooking so no replacement, but it looks ugly. I replaced my cooktop even though we are selling the house because I wouldn't buy a house with a ugly cooktop even if it worked fine.
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    I like the razor blade idea, but I use vinegar and baking soda, the baking soda leaves a nice shine and removes stuck stuff without harming the glass
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    vinegar and baking soda. I shall remember that. i tried finding a new razor scraper today with no luck.

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    My stove seams to be clean but I can see where the kettle was on the burner, I guess that happened from the heat! Don`t know how to make it all one color any more. But with a large family and hired help I do a lot of cooking, and and it`s easier than the burners I had.

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