A cooker with a glass stovetop can be a stunning addition to a kitchen that you are looking to update or where you want to create a stylish look. Of course, in the normal course of using the appliance, you will find that it can become sullied with spilled food. To ensure that no damage results from cleaning up burnt food, you will need to be aware of the steps necessary for the correct process.
Step 1 – Cut Power
Start by making sure the stove is off and is in no danger of being accidentally switched on while you are cleaning it. If it has recently been used, it is also beneficial to wait until the stove has completely cooled down before you start any work. In addition, to prevent the problem from worsening, it is best to avoid using the stove until the burnt food has been cleaned away.
Step 2 – Try a Dryer Sheet
For minor burnt food stains on the glass stovetop, you may find that a dryer sheet can rectify the problem. Soak the dryer sheet with water and cover the entire instance of burnt food. Leave it in place for approximately fifteen minutes before using it to rub at the stain. Keep an eye on your progress, and when the stain is cleared, follow up by cleaning the surface with water or a normal household cleaning substance.
Step 3 – Soften and Scrape
A little more work is required if the burnt food on your glass stovetop has created a tough stain. If necessary, test how difficult it will be to remove by carefully working the edge with a plastic scraper. Keep the blade flat against the surface to prevent causing any damage.
In the event that it is tough enough to require softening, this can be undertaken with a mixture of baking soda and water. Combine the substances in a small container until they form a thick paste, which can be spread over the burnt food. Leave the mixture for a few minutes, not long enough for it to get dry. This step can also be undertaken by pouring vegetable oil over the burnt food to add moisture and leave it in place for a few minutes. Follow this by using a plastic scraper to remove the burnt food, carefully scraping to ensure that you do not scratch the surface of the glass stovetop.
Step 4 – Clean
Once most of the burnt food has been removed from the glass stovetop, you may find that remnants or staining can remain. This can be cleaned by sprinkling the surface with baking soda before pouring on lemon juice. Allow the baking soda to dissolve, which will cause it to fizz. Leave the solution in place for a few minutes before wiping it away with a soft cloth that has been dampened with water.
If it cannot be cleaned, you may have to replace your burner.