5 easy tips to clean your glass ceramic cooktop at home

Induction or glass ceramic cooktops can be quite delicate and difficult to clean but with these tips and tricks, you'll see, it will be a piece of cake!


Glass ceramic or induction cooktops are perfect for cooking; you can adjust the temperature exactly how you want it since they are so precise and heat up perfectly. However, when it comes time to clean these, it’s another story and you get a huge headache when making sure you clean it correctly. They are so fragile that you need to be careful when cleaning them so you don’t scratch them. Here are 5 tips to clean your glass ceramic cooktop.

12. Stone clay

All you need to do is take a soft sponge and soak in stone clay to then scrub your cooktop. Then, rinse with fresh water and dry with a soft and humid cloth.

11. Black soap

Take a humid sponge and add a bit of liquid black soap on it. Lightly scrub your cooktop, rinse it and then dry it.

10. Blanc de Meudon

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If your cooktop is extremely dirty, it can be hard to clean it properly but blanc de Meudon will probably eliminate all the grime. With a soft sponge, add some of the product on the cooktop and then rinse well afterwards. This product will help dislodge the tough grease stains.

9. Baking soda

Mix two glasses of baking soda and one glass of water in a bowl. Mix well, then add the paste on your cooktop with the help of a soft sponge. Leave the mix on it for 20 minutes, then wipe a wet and soft sponge to remove the baking soda paste.

8. White vinegar

Use a spray bottle filled with white vinegar to spray the surface you want to clean. Then, wipe a sponge across the surface. You can then add lustre to your cooktop with a soft cloth.

7. Bonus: Try household soap

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How to remove grease from kitchen surfaces

Although household soap does not smell very good, this soap is a very good tool to use to clean a kitchen. Be aware, however, that you can use it to clean kitchen surfaces only if they are granite or marble. Here’s how to remove grease with your household soap:

  • Make soapy water;
  • Soak a sponge in your soapy water, use your sponge to scrub the dirty cabinets or countertops;
  • Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes;
  • Rinse your surfaces with a clean sponge;
  • Wipe your surfaces. These must be completely dry.

6. Bonus: Eliminate grease with the vinegar trick

How to remove grease from kitchen surfaces


Vinegar is a very practical product. There are many ways you can use it every day, including to degrease kitchen surfaces:

  • In a bowl, pour one litre of water, 4 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or refined sunflower oil);
  • Add a few drops of orange essential oil (optional) to your mixture;
  • Take your mixture and pour it into a spray bottle;
  • Spray your mixture on the surface that needs to be cleaned;
  • Wait between 10 and 15 minutes and then wipe surfaces with a cloth;
  • Repeat if necessary.

4. Bonus: Test baking soda

How to remove grease from kitchen surfaces


Baking soda can also help fight grease on kitchen cabinets or countertops. To take advantage of the properties of this product, here are the steps to follow:

  • Mix baking soda with vegetable oil until a homogeneous paste is obtained;
  • Apply the paste to the grease stains you want to remove;
  • Leave on for 30 minutes;
  • Soak a sponge in water and remove the paste;
  • Repeat if necessary.

You can use this tip to maintain wood surfaces since vegetable oil camouflages scratches and protects wood from scratches.

2. Bonus: Opt for citric acid

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How to remove grease from kitchen surfaces

Citric acid is a great ingredient to use to degrease wood surfaces. To do this, all you need to do is mix 1-litre water, 1 tablespoon citric acid and a few drops of detergent. Then, pour some of the mixture on the surface you want to clean and leave it there so it can work its magic. Wipe the surface with a soft cloth or a sponge that you have soaked in water beforehand.

1. Bonus: Experiment with baking powder


How to remove grease from kitchen surfaces

Did you know you could use baking powder to tackle grease stuck on your kitchen surfaces? Indeed, it’s the baking soda present in the baking powder that helps clean your kitchen counters and cupboards. All you have to do to take advantage of the properties of this product is to take a pack of baking powder and to mix it with water until you get a liquid paste. Pour your mixture on the surface you want to clean, leave it on for a couple of minutes and then remove it with a sponge by scrubbing gently the zone you want to degrease.

Source: Astuces de grand-mère