How to clean the glass top of a stove in just three easy steps

Glass stovetops are a sleek and modern addition to any kitchen. They are also becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for easier-to-clean appliances. It is easy to burn liquids and food on flat surfaces, resulting in a dull finish.

After accidentally burning milk on the flat-top stove when making mac and cheese, I was desperate to clean it before the burned residue caught fire when I cooked again.

When the usual kitchen degreasers didn’t do the trick, I tried something more abrasive. And hoped for success. The Pink Stuff was the only thing that worked to remove the toughest burnt-on food from a glass-top stove without using a scraper.

How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

cleaning an induction cooktop often involves avoiding anything that has the word “abrasive” in its description. The Pink Stuff is abrasive, but it’s so mild that you can clean it with a baking soda paste made with water or vinegar.

It is important to test any new Cleaning Tips on a small area to ensure that it will not have an adverse effect on your specific make and model.

WASH THE COOLED HOB with a Degreaser

To clean my kitchen, I use a heavy-duty degreaser with a microfiber towel to remove any grease and loose debris. This Pink Stuff can do its job more easily, and I don’t have to scrub as much. It also prevents large crumbs from scratching glass. This spray is removed with a microfiber cloth.

You can use a simple multi-surface spray to clean grease or a mixture of water and white vinegar. It may not smell quite as good.


The amount of Pink Stuff paste that you need will be determined by how greasy and large your hob is and if any food has been burned onto it.

I use a sponge with a softer texture to scrub in a small amount of paste, focusing my attention on the areas where food has burned. I continue this process until the rough patches are gone, and the surface is smooth. As you scrub, the paste will foam up a bit. This makes it easier to apply.

The miracle paste can be used to clean stove burners using the same method. Just make sure that you pay attention to the corners and the rims. If you don’t want to scrub manually, you can use a sonic cleaner instead.


Pink Stuff can make it difficult to remove the paste from a cloth, as it clogs easily. The trick I use is the sponge that I used when I applied it. I rinse it thoroughly to remove any buildup of paste before using it to gather the paste. I then rinse and repeat as I go.

After my stovetop is free of paste, I’ll use the clean side of the microfiber to remove the watermarks. This can be done with a dry, clean towel. The glass should now be sparkling and look almost brand new.

My Verdict

The Pink Stuff has been a great solution for cleaning my glass stovetop. I wouldn’t use anything else.

It is easy to remove stubborn marks with the mild abrasive without scratching your glass. With regular cleanings with a degreaser after every use, I can keep my stove looking like new, with no white streaks from water or burnt food.

How do you remove burn marks from a stove?

To remove burn marks on a stove, soak the area for 30 minutes in a baking soda-vinegar mixture. Then, use a safety razor and scrape away the burned food from the glass. Work at an angle to avoid scratches. After cleaning the area, use a dish soap and water, followed by a dry towel to dry.

How do I keep my glass stove top shiny?

The best way to keep your stovetop glass shiny is to clean it after each use once it has cooled. You can use products like The Pink Stuff and white vinegar to break down hard deposits. Use a kitchen degreaser for any other residue that may have settled on the glass during cooking.

This super simple method for cleaning a glass stove top may not eliminate the need for scrubbing. Still, it does eliminate the need for tricky-to-use safety razors and excess cleaning products.