Instructions for Cleaning a Ceramic Glass Stovetop:
These are the particular steps to follow if you have a smooth, ceramic glass stovetop in your kitchen.
Turn off and Cool Stovetop
Make sure that all controls are off and the stovetop is completely cool before you attempt to clean the surface.
Mix a Cleaning Solution
Fill a bowl with two cups of hot water and 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing liquid that contains a grease-cutting ingredient.
Apply the Cleaner
If you are using the dishwashing liquid cleaning solution, dip a sponge in the solution and wring it out slightly. Working in circles, wipe down the entire stovetop surface using the more abrasive side of the sponge. For areas that have cooked-on food, allow the solution to sit on the surface for several minutes to help soften the mess.
If you are using a commercial cooktop cleaner, follow the directions on the product label.
Wipe Away the Cleaning Solution
After cleaning, dip the sponge in fresh water and wipe away the soapy solution and any loose debris.
Tackle Tough-to-Remove Spots
If there are still areas with burned-on food, you will need to give them extra attention. Spray the messy area with distilled white vinegar and sprinkle with baking soda (it will foam!). Cover the area with a kitchen towel that has been soaked in hot water and then wrung out. Let the towel remain on the stovetop for at least 15 minutes and then wipe with a clean cloth to remove debris.
For really baked-on food, use a razor blade scraper to remove the mess. Hold the blade flat against the ceramic stovetop and gently scrape away the debris.
Rinse and Dry
Once the stovetop is clean, do a final wipe down with a sponge dipped in clean water to remove any residue. Dry with a microfiber towel for a streak-free finish.