Glass cooktops. You either love them or hate them. I kinda love ours. Except when I want to fry a batch of okra in my cast iron skillet and have to be extra careful about not sliding it. But that's another story for another post.
This post is about cleaning the glass cooktop.
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Let me clarify here that I am NOT a clean freak. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I've never posted a tour of our kitchen because...well... we live in there and it gets messy. And usually stays messy. I cook a lot. Probably 5 nights per week.
My kids also like to cook and they are messy. Especially when my 16-year-old makes mac and cheese. Even my husband cooks sometimes on the weekends. He loves to make scrambled eggs. And again, it gets messy.
But when I have a few minutes with nothing to do (ha!), I like to make my cooktop sparkle. Maybe it's because I'm a tiny bit OCD, but I love it when there's a reflection on the cooktop or the sink. Is it just me?
So here's my secret (although I'm sure many of you already know about this wonder product): Bar keepers friend.
I've tried other products, but this just can't be beat. It lasts forever and only costs pennies per use.
Take a good look because it won't stay this clean for too long. But again, it doesn't take long to get it clean again.
Here's my routine:
1. Clean off any buildup of gunk with a damp rag or sponge. If there's any stubborn spots I let the damp cloth rest on it for a few minutes and then it usually wipes off fairly easily.
2. Rinse out the cloth/sponge/rag until it's clean. Then dampen the entire surface of the cooktop.
3. While the surface is still damp, lightly sprinkle the bar keepers friend over the entire cooktop.
4. Use a damp sponge (I use one that has a scrubber on one side) and work in circles, concentrating on any areas that have cooked-on or burned-on food. You might have to use some elbow grease on the tougher areas, but with a little work it should come clean.
5. Rinse out your sponge and wipe the surface clean.
6. Buff or wipe the surface dry with a smooth cloth. I have one particular dish towel that I use for this that doesn't leave any streaks. It's not a terry cloth type towel, but is a smoother, tighter weave.
7. That's it. You're done. Enjoy it while it lasts!
If you found this tip helpful, check out my other homekeeping tips:
Other tutorials that I've written:
- How to Paint Paneling like a Pro
- How to paint your floor to look like tiles
- How to refinish furniture
Let me know if you use bar keepers friend for other jobs. I use it in my sink and also to get stains out of our countertops. It's like magic in a can.
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