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Baking Soda to Clean a Flat Glass Stove Top

I recently ran out of the flat stove top cleaner I usually use, so I took it upon myself to experiment with another method of removing the build-up that had accumulated.

That other method? Baking Soda.

Baking soda is slightly abrasive and seems to clean almost anything so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

How I Used Baking Soda to Clean a Flat Stove Top

I made a paste using baking soda and water. Then put the mixture on a clean dry rag and began to scrub. When the portion of the cloth I was using became too dingy, I repeated the process using another part of the dishrag.

The baking soda actually did quite well removing the gunk without harming the surface of the stove.

However, it didn’t leave the stove top sparkling and shiny like the commercial cleaner always has. It was also a bit difficult to remove all of the powder that had dried. There just seemed to be a slight film of fine powder covering the stove top

Overall I think the commercial cleaner does a better job but, in a pinch, using baking soda to clean a flat, glass stove-top worked for me.

Since it didn’t work perfectly, I wasn’t sure I wanted to share it with you. But, since a reader recently commented that they use baking soda for this exact purpose, I thought you all might have some different experiences. So, have you ever used baking soda to clean a flat stove top? If so, how did it work?

 

  • lynsey August 31, 2011, 4:01 pm

    If you spray it with vinegar and water and wipe dry it will sparkle.

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    • iDreamOfClean September 25, 2011, 3:35 pm

      I tried vinegar after cleaning the stove with baking soda and it worked wonderfully! Thank you!

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  • Laurie August 31, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Wow! Thanks so much, ladies, for these great glass stove top cleaning tips! They will be quite useful to me. And I am LOVING the new look of the IDOC blog! Very snazzy and sharp, great choices! God bless :)

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    • iDreamOfClean September 25, 2011, 3:36 pm

      Thank you :-)

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