DIY Glass Stove Top Cleaner (3 Ingredients)

DIY glass stove top cleaner

Just FYI, that line in the picture is a reflection of my wall mounted pot filler. 🙂

DIY Glass Stovetop Cleaner

I love my glass top stove. What I don’t like is the fact that EVERYTHING leaves a stain!

Burns come out fairly easy if you get them quickly. But, what doesn’t come out easily are hard water stains left from water that somehow seeps out during cooking. I’ve had the same stubborn stains on my glass top for over a year!

It has been cleaned again and again with every chemical spray and “magic” sponge available. NOTHING has worked…until now! The best part is, I did it at home with NO cleaning chemicals at all! Instead, I used this DIY glass stove top cleaner. Whoohoo!

What We’re Working With:

Before we begin, let’s take a better look at what I’m starting with here…

How to clean stubborn stains on glass cooktop

It looks horrible!

I wanted you to see this again though so you can see how drastic a difference there is between what we started with and what the end result is!

How to Make the Glass Stove Top Cleaner

It’s super easy to make this cleaner because you don’t actually have to make anything at all! All you need are 4 simple supplies and you’re good to go.

Supplies You’ll Need:

How to Clean Your Glass Stove Top

Got your supplies ready? Soon you’ll be saying goodbye to those stubborn stains on your glass cooktop for good!

Start with Your Spud:

The first thing you’re going to do is cut a slice off of your potato. Once you have a slice, rub it in small circles over the stains. Don’t be afraid to put some elbow grease into it!

How to clean glass stop with potato

Keep cutting slices off so that you’re not rubbing a dry potato over your stove top.

Vinegar Time:

Once you’ve rubbed your sliced potato over your stains, grab your vinegar and pour it directly onto the surface of the stove.

How to clean glass stove top with vinegar

Let it sit for 5 minutes before you wipe it up. Do not add water to your wipe. Leave the vinegar residue in place.

Coca-Cola Last:

Last but not least, open a can of Coca-Cola and pour it over the area you’ve been working on and let it sit for 15 minutes.

How to clean glass stove top with coca-cola

Once your 15 minutes are up, wipe up the soda!

The End Result:

How to clean glass stove top

Again, that line is a reflection 🙂

How much better does that look! The stains are completely gone and the stove top looks good as new. I couldn’t be happier with this remedy.

Enjoy Your Clean Glass Stove Top

That’s all there is to it! I couldn’t believe I’ve been living with a disgusting glass stove top for a year when this was so easy to do!

If for some reason your top doesn’t come clean right away, simply repeat the process! Even with mine being as bad as it was, I only had to do this once!

I hope this post makes your life a little easier and your stove a little nicer to look at!

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  • How did you ever think to even try this??? Anyhow, thanks!!

  • I can’t wait to try this – thank you!

  • Could you let us know what the purpose of the potato might be? I understand the vinegar and Coke, just not sure what the potato adds specifically.

    • Hi Kim! I read somewhere that the potato has some sort of starch or chemical that “eats away” at mineral stains on drinking glasses. I figured if it worked on glasses then it should work on the glass stove top! I was desperate! I seriously wasn’t sure it was going to work. I was just as surprised at the results! This “recipe” was created out of pure “I can’t stand looking at it anymore” motivation! Sorry I can’t answer exactly why it works. :/

  • I am willing to try your stove looks like mine………………hate it
    i thought having this type of stove top would be easier to clean……………………NOT. I hope this works on mine 🙂

  • … or you can sign up for My Lowes and use your $10 coupon on their glass top stove cleaner. Or after you do a Krogers onyo deal like the recent betty crocker deal, use the $5 onyno on the $5 Weyman’s glass top cleaner.

  • kim! i cant wait to try this, but do you think diet coke will work too? just curious! i typically drink coke zero. i wonder if it has the same properties? thanks!

  • This is a great idea. I however use BARKEEPER, a lil goes a long way, and it’s so cheap and has multiple uses, it cleans pots like magic, and my stove top has looked brand new from day one, it’s 4 years old now. All you do is sprinkle a lil then get a DAMP rag, not wet, to form a paste and rub off all stains, burnt on food etc, with lil elbow grease. This product will NOT scratch your stove top. It also clean stainless, and much more.

  • Would Pepsi work in place of Coke?!

    • I just looked up Pepsi’s ingredient list. It shows the same type of acid. Try it! All you have to lose is a can of soda! 🙂 Let us know if it works!

  • Mixing baking soda with water, also helps

  • I do something similar, sprinkle baking soda and then pour 1/4 cup vinegar. With a dry non scratch scrub pad i move the vinegar around and let it sit 10 min before scrubbing. If there’s stubborn spots let it sit a few min longer, otherwise you can wipe it up right away. It leaves streaks so i windex it after. I knew coke worked for decrudding car batteries and this is something ill give a shot!

  • also soft scrub will work the same as the glass top cleaner. and so will the comet soft cleaner scratch free. but i’m all for using homemade household items can’t wait to try this one!

  • I have a shiny slick-like laminate I guess you’d call it bedroom set, lacquer may be the better description does ANY1 know how to clean without harming the finish? A penny stain has marred the look it just seems to stain – what can I use? Can’t scratch it in any way.

    • I would use some water with vinegar… (3 parts water, 1 part vinegar)… test it on the back, but that, and a super soft cloth should get it clean.

  • Met havin zoveel inhoud en artikelen heb je ooit in een problemen van plagorism of copyright inbreuk? Mijn blog heeft veel unieke inhoud die ik heb van beide auteur mezelf of uitbesteed, maar het lijkt erop dat veel is popping het overal in de web zonder mijn toestemming. Kent u methoden te helpen verkleinen voorkomen dat content wordt gestolen? Ik zou zeker echt waarderen.

  • Giving this a try. On the last step Coke. I will let you know how it works. My hubby was laughing his butt off.

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