How to remove the discoloration of a glass top stove

Updated March 28, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

Things You'll Need

  • Lemon or lemon juice concentrate
  • Bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Sponges
  • Water
  • Plastic scraper
  • Glass top stove cleaner
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Jess Jones has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has been a featured contributing writer for "Curve Magazine" and she teaches English composition at a small college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her Master of Arts in English language and literature in 2002.