Burn stains are all too common among stovetops, especially glass or ceramic ones.
These burn stains can lead to unsightly discolorations of your stovetop.
And since they take the most effort and care to remove, you will have to act fast.
Removing Burn Stains
Removing burn stains can be very taxing, as they can easily turn into permanent marks on your stove.
While there are different types of stovetops, the most common ones are glass and ceramic stovetops.
Furthermore, there are different ways that you can clean your stove, depending on which one it is.
This guide will go over how you can easily remove stains from your glass or ceramic stovetops.
How to Clean Black Glass Stove tops
Glass stovetops are not very difficult to clean and do not require many cleaning materials either.
With the exception of abrasive cleaning materials, you can use almost any cleaning material on your stovetop.
Abrasive materials are very harmful to the longevity of your stove and lead to scratches. Instead, you can take the following steps to clean the stains off your stovetop.
Step 1: Let the Stove Cool
Before cleaning your stovetop, you will have to wait for it to cool down.
Although you may be eager to clean the stains, you may end up doing more harm than good.
Cleaning the stovetop while it is still hot can lead to bigger issues than stains on your stovetop like burns on your hand.
Other than potentially burning your hand when cleaning, you could also burn the cleaning cloth.
If you burnt parts of the cloth could stick to the stovetop, making for more problems than before.
So, rather than cleaning the stove when it is hot, you should wait for it to cool and then get to work.
Step 2: Scrape the Stain Off
Once the stove cools down, you can now start cleaning the burn stain off your stovetop. The stain may have created a thick burnt area close to the stove.
Take a butter knife and gently scrape the stain until the area becomes smooth. By scraping off the thicker parts of the stain, removing the rest of the stain will be quite easy.
There is a possibility that the stain will not scrape off with a simple butter knife, which can happen if you leave the stain for long, and it dries up.
In that case, you should moisten the stain with distilled vinegar instead of scraping harder. Scraping too hard can damage your stovetop and lead to scratches.
Step 3: Cover the Stain with Baking Soda Paste
After scraping off the thicker parts of the stain, you can now move to remove the stain completely.
You can remove the stain with a homemade baking soda paste without ruining the colors of your glass stovetop.
Add two teaspoons of baking soda to a bowl and slowly add water to the bowl until you create a paste. The paste has to be thick so it can make an impact on the stain.
Next, rub the paste over the burnt area generously. Once you apply the baking soda, let it rest on the affected area for at least 15 minutes.
Step 4: Scrub the Baking Soda
After applying the baking soda and letting it rest, you will now scrub the glass stovetop with a sponge.
While scrubbing, be gentle as you don’t want to leave your glass top with scratches. After scrubbing, wipe the stove clean with a soft cloth.
If the stain remains after applying baking soda the first time, repeat the process one or two more times.
When applying the baking soda paste to the stain a second time, try adding some lemon juice on top of the solution. The lemon juice will help dissolve the stain much faster.
Step 5: Taking Other Measures
It is fairly possible that after all of your efforts, the stain is still there. It may not be as visible, but it is still there despite using baking soda and lime.
So instead, you can use a commercial stain remover designed for glass stovetops.
How to Get Burn Marks off Ceramic Stove tops
Other than glass stovetops, ceramic stovetops are also very popular among consumers.
And although both are very different materials, ceramic stovetops require very similar steps to removing burn stains from glass.
Here is how you can remove burn marks from ceramic stovetops.
Step 1: Allow the Stove top to Cool
As with glass stovetops, you should wait for the stovetops to cool.
Step 2: Add Olive Oil and Scrape Off the Stain
Adding olive oil to the stain is essential, as it is an excellent lubricant.
Adding some olive oil will allow the substance to loosen up so you can scrape it off. Use a spoon to scrape off the residue and do so lightly without cutting into the ceramic.
Step 3: Make A Baking Soda Paste and Add To the Stain
Next, you will have to make a baking soda paste with two teaspoons baking soda mixed with warm water.
Apply the paste to the stain and leave it there for approximately 10 minutes. The baking soda paste will be able to dissolve the stain, but clean it after 10 minutes, or else the paste will dry.
Step 4: Scrub and Clean Off the Stain
After applying the paste, you will have to scrub the affected area in a circular motion and wipe off the baking soda from the stove.
If the stain does not go because of this process, try again, and this time, add some lime to the paste after applying it.
Stovetops, whether they are ceramic or glass, are prone to burn stains. And since they are unavoidable, knowing how to deal with these stains can really save your stove from looking dirty.
Moreover, most of the ingredients necessary to clean the burn stains are easily available. This makes the cleaning process all the more simple.