Do It Yourself Glass Stove Top Cleaner! Only THREE Ingredients!

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. What doesn’t come out easily, are hard water stains left from water that somehow seeps out during cooking. I’ve had the same 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! Whoohoo!

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

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

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!

Ok. Here’s what you’re going to need:

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!

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

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

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

Next, open a can of Coca-Cola and pour it over the area you’ve been working on and let it sit for 15 minutes.

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

*Again, that line is a reflection 🙂

That’s all there is too 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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Comments

  • Suzanne

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

    • christina

      Suzanne, it was desperation! I couldn’t stand the stain anymore! I tried each ingredient on its own with only minimal results so I figured, why not try them all!! HAHA!! I’m glad I did! I couldn’t believe it worked!

  • Colleen B

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

  • Kim E.

    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.

    • christina

      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. :/

  • mo

    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 🙂

  • becca

    … 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.

  • terrid614

    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!

  • Helena Killins

    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.

    • Kayla

      Barkeeper’s Friend is definitely a lifesaver when it comes to glasstop stoves and pots and pans!!!!!!!! and less of a mess and a struggle compared to anything else. Removes just about anything from non-porous surfaces.

  • Kate

    Would Pepsi work in place of Coke?!

    • christina

      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!

  • Bob Gile

    Mixing baking soda with water, also helps

  • Britney

    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!

  • KimM

    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!

  • Gigi

    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.

    • Becky

      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.

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