To remove burnt-on stains from a stovetop, you can follow these steps:
- Allow the stovetop to cool completely before cleaning.
- Remove any loose debris or food particles with a soft brush or cloth.
- Create a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of baking soda and water to form a paste. You can also use a commercial stovetop cleaner if preferred.
- Apply the paste onto the burnt areas and let it sit for about 15 minutes. The baking soda helps loosen the burnt-on stains.
- Use a non-abrasive sponge or cloth to scrub the burnt areas gently. The paste, combined with light pressure, should help lift the stains.
- If the stains are stubborn, you can also use a scraper specifically designed for glass or ceramic stovetops. Be careful not to use metal scrapers that may damage the surface.
- After scrubbing, rinse the stovetop thoroughly with warm water to remove any residue. Wipe it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
- If there are any remaining stains, repeat the process or try using vinegar. Moisten a cloth or sponge with vinegar and gently rub the stains. Rinse and wipe dry.
- For regular maintenance and prevention of burnt-on stains, wipe the stovetop with a damp cloth after each use to remove spills and avoid buildup.
Remember to always read the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance specific to your stovetop type, as some materials may require different cleaning techniques or products.