If you need to clean a burnt-on mess on a glass cooktop, your cleaning job doesn’t have to be difficult!
Since moving into my home five years ago, I used a 20- to 30-year-old oven to cook and bake for my family.
I’m not complaining that my oven was so old, because some people in the world don’t have kitchens. And if they do, they may not have ovens at all. I’m grateful for what I have.
When food or drinks would accidentally boil out of the pot, the electric coils on my stove would sizzle and the cheapy metal drip pans would get blackened with burnt on, crusted on gunk.
This spring, when our oven’s heating element died for the third or fourth time, my husband and I decided it was time for an upgrade. We found a great bargain on a glass cooktop oven, and said goodbye to our days of cooking with drip pans.
When our new oven was delivered and our old one was carted away, it was a happy day for sure. But I wasn’t used to caring for a new oven … or a glass cooktop. I’ve been pickier at what I use to clean it, and I’ve tried to avoid messy cooking and baking.
My stovetop has stayed fairly clean – until last week. I was attempting to make rice pudding when everything boiled over the side of the pot – and became a crusted-on, burnt-on mess.
How to Clean a Burnt-On Mess on a Glass Cooktop
I tried – and tried again – wiping the glass cooktop with a damp washrag. But nothing happened.
And then I remembered my handy dandy scrubby sponge with metallic threads.
These metallic sponges have saved the day in the past. They’ve helped me effortlessly clean off ceiling fan blades that were grimy with caked-on grease. It’s removed all the grease and grime off my range hood without any scratches.
So I wondered … could it possibly remove the burnt-on mess without scratching my glass cooktop?
I wet it with warm tap water, gave it a try … and the burnt-on residue started disappearing before my very eyes.
Since there was still a little bit of crusted on rice pudding, I used one of my favorite cleaning tools, the Lil’ Chizler. After that scraped the crust off, I followed up with the metallic sponge and it washed right off.
Now that I can relax about cleaning messes off my stovetop, I’ll cook like I normally do (a little sloppily). And I’ll be quick to grab my metallic scrubby sponge the next time something burns on my stovetop.
If you have a glass cooktop, what do you do to clean a burnt-on mess?
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