If your stove has a glass top that contains visible scratches, learn how to remove them with the following methods. After the scratches have been removed, keep the glass top protected to prevent additional damage.
Use The Following Materials
- glass cleaner
- lint-free cloths
- baking powder
- buffing cloth
- cerium oxide
- range cover (made out of soft material)
Clean The Stove Top And Remove Visible Scratches
Use a lint-free cloth and glass cleaner to remove dirt and food residue from the stove top so that you can clearly see where each of the scratches are. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water in a cup until they form the consistency of glue. Apply a small amount of this mixture to a buffing cloth and move it around in small circles over each scratch. As the scratches fade, add more of the baking soda and water mixture as needed. Remove the residue left behind by the mixture with a damp cloth. If any scratches are still present, move on to the next step.
Add Cerium Oxide For Deeper Scratches
Cerium oxide is often used as a metal polish and is a suitable product to use to remove scratches from glass surfaces. Apply a small amount of this substance to a clean buffing cloth. Use firm pressure as you rub the product over each scratch. Continue adding more cerium oxide to the cloth if necessary. Rinse away the cerium oxide with a damp cloth. If any streaks are on the stove top, remove them with glass cleaner.
Protect The Stove Top From Damage
After the stove top is restored to its original condition, keep it protected by always lifting pots and pants upwards when removing them from the burners. Inspect the bottom of each piece of cookware before using it to make sure that no food particles are stuck to the bottom, which could cause new scratches to appear on the stove top. Purchase a protective cover for your stove that doubles as a cooling area.
Many covers have soft material on the bottom which will protect the glass on your stove from damage. Hot pots and pans can be placed on the cover when it isn't on your stove. When preparing to cook, place the cover on one of your counter tops. Remove the pots and pans of cooked food from the burners and place them on the cover until they have cooled down. After you are finished eating and have cleaned off the stove top, cover it until you are ready to use it again. All of these tips will keep the glass top damage-free. Click here for more information about cleaning Garland stove parts.