Glass Top Stove Cleaning Tips
Maintaining glass top stoves in the world today isn't exactly an exciting topic that's going to turn into a script for a major motion picture anytime soon, but it's a topic that for many out there has raised some interesting questions in the past. The electrical stove was developed in several different phases throughout time, and in the 1970s the glass top stove first started to appear onto the kitchen scene. Recently our smooth glass top stove decided to take a long deserved rest, and stop working after 19 long years. Can you imagine if we still had all of the food that was cooked inside, and on top of this stove? There wouldn't be enough table space to hold all of this food.
Well when we traded in our old glass top stove in for a new one, the salesman at the appliance store was amazed at how well kept the glass top of the stove was maintained. He said that a lot of customers asked him how to clean the top of the glass top stove, but he wasn't really sure how to do it, and what to tell them. So he ask us what we did to keep this glass stove top in such a good condition.
You see these modern glass top stoves are a much sought after kitchen appliance for their sleek, modern design and ease of use. The smooth glossy surfaces of these glass top stoves are a thrill to cook on, but glass top stoves sure can be frustrating to keep clean. It's best to wipe up any cooking splatters immediately. Hot water will help clean up some of these spills. You can use a razor blade to scrape up those stubborn messes that bubbled over out of the pot and turned into an annoying stain on your shiny glass stove top from some time before. You want to be very careful to not scratch the glass top surface. There are also scrapers on the market that are specifically made to scrape away stubborn spills on glass top stoves.
The smooth glass top is really an easy area to clean, because it's just a pure smooth flat stove top surface, and it doesn't have rough old fashion burners sticking up. It's very important to make sure that the surface is cool before you start cleaning. You don't want to use abrasive cleansers or harmful chemicals that will end up damaging, and scratching your shiny glass top surface. There are cleaning products, cleansers and polishing creams that are made specifically for glass top stoves, which are highly suggested by the manufacturer for you to use. You can make your own homemade glass top stove cleaner by mixing 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 4 drops of lemon essential oil into six ounces of warm water. You also need to keep in mind that your glass top stove isn't an extension of your counter-top. You need to avoid keeping things on top of it, which could eventually damage it. You also have to watch out for plastic items like plastic bowls and plastic bags, which could end up melting on the hot surface of the stove.
You need to keep in mind that replacement stove parts aren't exactly cheap. Replacement individual burners can cost around $80.00 a piece. A cracked glass stove top broken from storing things on top of it can be costly as well, and an entire new glass top can cost up to $200.00 to replace. So you want to take care of and protect your glass stove top so that you can show it off to all of your friends, and have it for many years to come. This may not be all of the story or the even the complete story on glass stove tops, but for this Hub it's TheHoleStory.