How to Clean a Glass Cooktop and Get a Streak Free Shine

I’m almost always fairly certain that there is something in the water to prevent a streak free shine, just to torment me. Hmm that’s probably why I switched to microfiber cloths, so I have little lint specs instead of streaks. The great thing about glass cooktop stoves is the fact that you can spill something and not have to search deep caverns to get rid of all of the sticky, smoke inducing mess. I typically wipe down my stove after it has cooled to stop the sticky mess from turning into burned rings of death. I also burn and spill things less often on my glass cooktop so I don’t have to deep clean it too often. So I’m here to share with you my tips to clean your glass cooktop and get a streak free shine every time.


You will need:

  1. Dirty glass stovetop
  2. Hot soapy water
  3. Baking soda
  4. Cleaning cloths, including microfiber
  5. Glass cleaner

Step 1: Look at your glass stovetop and swear you’ll never burn or spill anything on it again.


Step 2: Sprinkle baking soda over the spills and food explosions. It’s not your fault spaghetti sauce bursts like a volcano and burns like lava.


Step 3: Spritz the baking soda with the hot soapy water and lay your hot soapy cleaning cloth over the area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This will help loosen stubborn spills, like burnt milk.

streak-free-glass-cooktopStep 4: Scrub and wipe away the stains with a regular cleaning cloth.

Step 5: Realize that cleaning with baking soda creates it’s own mess and wipe up as much of it as you can.


Step 6: Admire the spill and food free glass cooktop and pull out the secret weapon to get rid of the remaining streaks.



Step 7: Spritz the glass stovetop with glass cleaner and wipe away the streaks with a microfiber cleaning cloth. Flip over the microfiber cloth to a dry side to buff the stovetop clean.



Step 8:  Swear that you’ll be better at cleaning up after every spill and then stop looking into the reflection on your streak free glass cooktop so you won’t see something else that needs cleaning.

This is the easiest way I have found to clean a glass cooktop as the hot soapy water and baking soda work well together to  soften and gently scrub away the food that didn’t make it onto my family’s plate. I realize that some of you may not want to use store bought glass cleaner; I feel certain that any of your homemade versions should do just as well with a microfiber cloth.

Happy Cleaning!



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6 thoughts on “How to Clean a Glass Cooktop and Get a Streak Free Shine

  1. I have a halogen cooker, ive cleaned it many times but theres always someone spilling thungs that get cooked into the cooker top. I never thought to use glass cleaner to get rid of streaks. Pinning

  2. Great tip. My husband and I almost bought a smooth top range a couple of years ago, but we hesitated when the salesman told us they are tricky to keep clean. One of the reasons I want one is because the burner plates are so hard to keep clean on mine! Stopped by from the Someday Crafts linkup.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I disagree with the salesman, I find that they are very easy to clean as long as you don’t spill or clean up the same night the mess was made. Not having to clean burner plates is a dream.

  3. I absolutely love my glass cooktop cleaner! It is so much easier to clean than those with all the little nooks and crannies. Thanks for the tip on getting it streak free – I think I will use the vinegar and water trick instead of the glass cleaner – fewer chemicals to worry about. I have also bought the glass stove top cleaner made just for these stoves. Personally, I think your method is better – and cheaper!

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