Glass stove tops are popular for a variety of reasons including their sleek profile, safety features and easy cleanup design, but no appliance is perfect! Glass stove tops are unfortunately prone to scratches, from pots, pans and utensils.
Like all glass panes and products, it’s impossible to fully remove a scratch from a glass stove top. However, it’s possible to drastically reduce the look and feel of glass stove top scratches. Don’t despair! Read on to learn how glass top scratches can be polished to improve their feel and appearance.
A scratch on your glass stove top doesn’t have to mean replacement. In fact, these scratches can often be reduced and dulled in appearance, making your glass top look (almost) like new. Before you consider replacement, try these steps for glass stove top scratch repair.
- Audit the Scratch
Depending on the location and depth of the scratch, it may be prudent to skip repair and consult an appliance specialist. Scratches directly over the heating element and cracks that cannot be buffed or dulled will require professional repair or replacement.
- Gather Materials
You will need baking soda, a small bowl, a soft sponge or cloth, and water. Luckily, these are all common household items that you will likely have lying around your house.
- Make A Paste
Mix two teaspoons of baking soda and one teaspoon of water in the small bowl. This all-natural paste is perfect for glass stove top repair. Make sure that the paste is wet because dry and abrasive materials should not be used on a glass stove top.
- Apply the Paste and Buff
Dampen a soft sponge or cloth and use it to gently apply the paste to the scratched areas of the glass stove top. Gently buff the scratches with the paste until you are satisfied. Remember that you will never be able to fully remove or repair the scratch.
Finally, wipe off any excess paste with a fresh cloth.
Before cleaning, be sure that the stove top is off and has fully cooled. Remember to never use abrasive materials or chemicals to scrub the glass as this can cause further scratching. Finally, consult your warranty and manual before performing any scratch repair, as your stove top may be protected under warranty.
Avoid future stove glass top scratches by:
- Keeping the bottom of pots and pans clean.
- Cleaning up spills as soon as the occur.
- Picking pans up instead of sliding them back and forth across the glass.
- Investing in a glass top stove cover.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cookware and cleaning to improve the longevity of your appliances.
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