DIY Natural Stovetop Cleaner

Easy and Natural Way to Clean Your Glass Top Stove!

Last night my wonderful husband made dinner for our family – Shepherd’s Pie – yum! Well after boiling mashed potatoes there was quite a looming mess on my stove. I cleaned it up in magically in just a few minutes using one ingredient without any harsh chemicals – crisis averted! Cleaning glass stop stove can be simple and quick!

Above is my before picture.  Pretty bad huh?

Baked on mess on glass top stove

Here is how I did it:

I sprinkled the magic ingredient of baking soda on the stove and rubbed with a wet dish cloth. Yup, the $1 a box of baking soda. I keep baking soda in a recycled plastic parmesan cheese container below my kitchen sink.

Baking soda to clean glass top stove

I recommend using a paper towel instead of a dish rag as all the black mess will come off on your towel. Sometimes it comes out in the wash for me, and other times it does not.

Baking soda to clean glass top stove

The yucky mess came right up. I buffed it clean with a microfiber towel to get up any remaining residue from the baking soda.


Save your hard earned money & your health! No more expensive glass top stove cleaner. Baking soda works better than the two brands of glass top cleaner I tried.

This was a fresh mess meaning I did not cook on the burner before cleaning it. If you have used the stove again while the burned on mess remains there’s still hope. Although it is harder to clean. Give yourself a break next time clean it up before you use the burner again.

  1. Repeat scrubbing the surface with baking soda a few times
  2. Use a microfiber cloth – it will give you some extra cleaning power.
  3. Wet a paper towel or cloth with vinegar – let it be pretty wet but not dripping. You want to saturate the surface but not have a puddle on your stove. Let it sit for 15 – 20 minutes to help loosen the mess. Then perform the above method with baking soda. Vinegar works to clean many other messes.
  4. I use bar keepers friend on my stove for stubborn messes (like when my jam boiled over – UGH!). It cleans my glass top stove very well and does not scratch it.
  5. In a pinch I used a razor blade on the surface. I would do this only in desperate times and very very carefully. You can easily scratch the surface with a razor blade.

If you are concerned the baking soda would scratch your glasstop stove, test a small area first. I use this method all the time and it has never scratched the surface of mine.

My stovetop does have tiny scratches on it from being lazy when moving pans. I know I should pick them up, it just doesn’t happen. Sliding pans around your stovetop makes more scratches than using baking soda.

Naturally Clean Glass Top Stove

10 thoughts on “DIY Natural Stovetop Cleaner

  1. Riaz Shah

    Hey Shannon,
    I’d love to try some of that Shepherd pie! Oh cool I never thought of using baking soda to clean, but I have heard of vinegar as a multipurpose cleaner though, what are your thoughts on that if I may ask? Can I use baking soda as a multipurpose cleaner too or is it restricted to stoves only?

    1. admin

      Hi Riaz! Thanks for stopping by. You are right baking soda is a great all around cleaner, not just to clean your stovetop. It works especially well to clean bathroom soap scum – I like to use a microfiber cloth to save a little scrubbing. Happy cleaning 🙂

  2. Joel

    My wife actually used this tip after my oldest daughter cooked spaghetti tonight, and OH did she make a mess ( We only let her cook now and again for this very reason LOL)

    Wify just followed your tips and it cleaned our glass top stove like it was new.

    Thanks for the tips Shannon

    1. admin

      So glad to hear it worked well for you Joel! Although a big mess to let her cook, you’re teaching her such a great skill. Sounds like you guys are great parents. 🙂

  3. Molly

    Let’s face it – who doesn’t have problems with stoves getting covered with food stains? I know I have nasty grime appearing very quickly after a meal, and it can be quite an effort to get rid of it. Now I have tried the suggestion I have read on this article, and I have to say that it works brilliantly! No more stains, just an easy clean and more time to relax! I recommend this to everyone!

  4. lilywong

    Thanks for the comprehensive instructions! It’s great to know that are natural, safe and scratch-free ways to clean glass stove tops. I never knew baking soda can be so effective. I have been using dishwashing liquid to clean my induction cooker, but they always leave residues on top of it. I also like the razor blade tip – but I agree we have to be careful with it or else risk scratching or worse, hurting ourselves with it. Thanks for the article!

    1. Shannon Post author

      Thanks for stopping by! Baking soda is a great cleaner and is not abrasive. Try it on other things in your home – it is amazing what it can clean up!

  5. Wendy

    I’m actually not surprised that baking soda is your natural tip to clean a glass top stove. Baking soda has many uses. I use it all the time and a cleaning booster. Now I will have to try it out on my stovetop. It seems like there is always something getting splattered on it.

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