How to remove the discoloration of a glass top stove

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How to remove the discoloration of a glass top stove
To keep your glass top stove looking its best, clean it daily. (grilled onions with squash image by jimcox40 from

Glass top stoves are a popular appliance in newer homes and among homeowners upgrading their appliances. Unlike traditional stoves, glass top stoves don't require involved cleaning since burner grates and burner pans don't have to be removed and scrubbed. Since glass top stoves are easier to clean, they should, in theory, be cleaned more frequently than traditional stoves to keep them looking their best.

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Things you need

  • Lemon or lemon juice concentrate
  • Bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Sponges
  • Water
  • Plastic scraper
  • Glass top stove cleaner

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  1. 1

    Squeeze the juice from one lemon into a bowl. If you prefer to use concentrate, pour 2 tsp lemon juice in a bowl. Add 2 tsp baking soda to the lemon juice and mix well to make a paste.

  2. 2

    Check your glass hob to make sure the surface is completely cool. Apply the baking soda paste to a wet sponge and scrub the surface of the stove. Continue to scrub until the discolouration is gone, then rinse well a clean sponge and warm water.

  3. 3

    Scrape off any cooked-on food with a plastic scraper. Do not apply too much pressure, as this may cause damage to your stove.

  4. 4

    Clean the hob with a glass hob cleaner if any stains or discolouration remain. You can purchase this cleaner from the manufacturer of your stove or from an appliance store.

Tips and warnings

  • To prevent staining and discolouration, clean your stove with a nonabrasive cleaner after each use.
  • Never try to clean a stove that is still warm or hot, as this may further damage your hob in addition to causing burns to the skin.

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