CLEANING THE TOP OF THE GLASS COOK – As seen on Good Morning Arizona (3TV / Phoenix) – Monday, August 17, 2020 at 8:45 am
Glass hobs have their own challenges. While they're easier to clean than gas or electric stoves, you need to be careful not to scratch the surface. Foods like cheese and sugar can be a hob's worst enemy, as they can burn and even stain the surface.
After cooking, I always use a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water to spray the cool hob and buff it with a microfiber cloth.
Big guns for these messy, tough jobs, Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser. It was specially developed to clean glass hobs without scratches. It has a mild pumice base that really does the job.
To soften stuck-on food particles, soak a rag in warm water and liquid soap, then place it over the hob for about 30 minutes. After removing the damp rag, apply Bar Keepers Friend and scrub with a nonabrasive sponge or soft cloth.
Keep rinsing and reapplying if necessary until your glass hob shines. Use a shaving scraper on a wet surface to make it difficult to remove burnt food. This is the one i am using.
RAZOR SCRAPPER SET – 2-PIECE RAZOR AND PLASTIC SHEET SET https://amzn.to/2PrCBaZ
You can find Bar Keepers Friend in grocery stores, major stores, and home centers.
MY BEST COOKTOP HACK
Car wax! That's true! Turtle Wax Hard Shell Finish to be precise.
For waxing a car, apply the wax according to the directions on the jar. Apply a light layer with a dampened applicator sponge, followed by buffing with paper towels and finally a microfiber cloth.
The hob lights up and the surface actually feels slippery. I was impressed the first time I tried it.
I had to test it because that's what I do! I cooked bacon. I let the splashes sit for a couple of hours so I was expecting to have to use a little elbow grease. It wiped off easily. Not a single series was left behind.
Then I let egg whites drip over the edge of a pan. When it dried it looked like it was taped to the surface, but it also wiped off immediately.
The treatment lasts one to two weeks. It's been 15 days since I waxed it and I remain impressed. I don't use harsh detergents, only 50% vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle, polish with a microfiber cloth and the occasional favorite spray. It's still easy to clean!