How to Clean a Scorch Mark Off of a Glass Cooktop

Ceramic glass hobs are an attractive alternative to traditional types of stoves. Glass hobs need a different method of cleaning than other hobs because they scratche easily. These scratches make the hob look unattractive and cannot always be polished or removed. After you clean the scorch mark off the glass hob, you will need to clean and care for the hob regularly to keep it in good condition.

Scrape the scorch mark off the ceramic glass hob with a razor blade scraper. Hold the scraper at a 45-degree angle to avoid scratching the hob. Remove as much of the scorch mark as possible.

Mix 1 part white distilled vinegar with 1 part lemon juice in a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle to mix the ingredients, and then spray the solution onto the scorch mark.

Allow the solution to set for 10 minutes. Scrub the area with a moist washcloth. If you still notice the scorch mark, you will need to treat it with another method.

Soak a washcloth in water and dampen the scorch mark area. Sprinkle a fine layer of baking soda over the scorch mark. Let the baking soda sit for 5 minutes and then remove it with a sponge.

Apply a commercial ceramic hob cleaner if the scorch mark remains. Rub the cleaner over the scorch mark with a paper towel, and change the paper towel out when it becomes soiled. Once you remove the scorch mark, polish the glass hob with a dry cloth.


Do not use steel wool pads on ceramic hobs.

Things You'll Need

  • Razor blade scraper
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Spray bottle
  • Washcloths
  • Baking soda
  • Nonabrasive sponge
  • Commercial cooktop cleaner
  • Paper towels
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