Black stove tops make an excellent kitchen appliance. One of the most significant aspects about a black stove top is that it hides the dirt, grime, and grease, much more noticeable on lighter shades of stove top. In fact, baked-on stains can be so unrecognizable that they may be a while before you notice them.
You can use several cleaning techniques to keep a black stove top sparkling clean. Yet, with a ceramic or glass-top stove, avoid adhesive cleaners. These cleaners may scratch the surface of your stove. Instead, use water and liquid soap or try a glass cooktop kit for stubborn stains.
How to Clean a Black Stove Top
This method for cleaning your black stove top uses some items you should have in your pantry and laundry room.
- White distilled vinegar
- Baking soda
- Spray bottle
- A fine microfiber cloth
- Paper towels
- Scrubbing sponge
Step 1: Remove the black stovetop burners
The first take off all parts of the glass stove that are removable. Then, spray these parts with a multipurpose cleaner.
Step 2: Preparing to soak the burners
Prepare a sink full of warm, soapy dishwater or cleaning fluids and place these items from the black electric stove to soak.
Step 3: Prepare a cleaning compound
This cleaning mixture will aid in the removal of cooking grease and loose debris of food crusted around the burners. When cleaning a black stove top, mix vinegar and water to make a cleaning compound. Using vinegar ensures you won’t scratch the surface of your stovetop.
Use parts baking soda and a water/vinegar mixture for the clean stove and put this in a spray bottle. Generously spray any loose grease all over the stovetop and burner elements.
Step 4: Cleaning up the burner elements
Glass stoves must have the burners cleaned of any remaining grease on the stove top.
While the stovetop is soaking in the cleaning solution, return to the loose elements left in the soapy water.
Use baking soda cut with water, soapy towels, a dry paper towel, and a damp cloth to clean everything, including the cast iron burner elements.
Step 5: Finishing up and establishing a cleaning routine
Replace the removable items you set aside that should be dry by now. Wipe down the front of the oven, and you are done!
Word of caution: if your stove does not have removable items, or they are electrical–do not soak!
Use a damp cloth placed atop the heater coils. Avoid getting electrical components wet by using a paper towel to wipe away the cleanser.
When cleaning black stoves and most electric stoves, you need to establish a cleaning routine.
How To Remove Burnt-on Grease from the Ceramic Stove Top
Spilled or splattered grease can be unsightly if you have a ceramic stove top. However, not to worry because we have some techniques for cleaning it.
- Baking soda
- Dish soap
- A soft cloth
- Magic cleaning eraser
Step 1: Removing the Grease
Tackling oil as it first splatters on a ceramic stovetop is always easiest. Yet, sometimes it is impossible to clean up right away. Therefore, you need a powerful cleaning method.
Step 2: Preparing your tools
Wet the sponge or microfiber cloth and squeeze a few drops of liquid dish soap onto this sponge or cloth (any grease-fighting soap is sufficient).
Step 3: Prepare a cleaning compound
If your ceramic stove top has tough stains, you need a powerful cleaning agent. That is baking soda and water. Mix up a paste (consistent with thick paint) of baking soda and water. Spread it all over the greasy area and allow it to sit.
Step 4: Wipe away the grease
Wipe the stove top to remove grease, grime, and tough stains; rinse and repeat as needed. Use a sponge or soft cloth to scrub the area. Baking soda is a mild abrasive (it doesn’t scratch) but will eliminate greasy residue.
How to clean the black gas stove top grates
After cleaning the black stovetop of your black stove, you need to clean the black stove top burners and grates.
- Sponge for scrubbing
- Microfiber cloth or towel
- Baking soda
Step 1: Prepare the sink
Fill the sink full of soapy hot water. Allow them to soak a while.
Step 2: Make your cleaning compound
Mix the vinegar and baking soda to form a paste. Rub a little onto each grate to soak up grease and grime.
Step 3: Start scrubbing
Gently scrub the stove grates with a dish sponge. To get them extra clean, put them in the oven and turn on the oven’s self-cleaning feature.
How to make the stove shiny and new again
To make your black stove shiny and new again, mix a 50/50 combination of vinegar and water. Put it into an empty bottle or container and use this to clean all your black appliances. Spray this mixture straight onto the areas that have been affected by grease or dried-up food residue.
Add some basic black appliance cleaner to your regular cleaning schedule to give your stove top some extra sparkle. If it’s an electric stove, you want to take off the drip pans and electric burners before cleaning.
How to clean baked on grease from a Black Stove Top
You can use several methods to clean the grease from your black stove top. Below are some of the different solutions.
Never use abrasive chemicals on the stove top. This may cause irreparable damage and scratches.
Distilled White Vinegar:
Vinegar and water are a powerful and efficient way to clean your stovetop, plus many other things. Combined with equal parts of water, vinegar is an effective cleaner sans harsh chemicals. Every household should have a spray bottle filled with it. Just spritz it on, and wipe away the grease, grime, and dirt relatively simply.
Warm water and dish soap:
The next best thing to clean with (when no vinegar is available) is warm water and dish soap. You can use dish soap to clean baked-on grease and cast iron pots and pans, so why not a stovetop? Put some warm water in your spray bottle, and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Gently shake it to blend, and you are now armed with one powerful cleanser!
Baking soda is a household remedy used for many things. From cleaning car battery terminals to cleaning greasy, food buildup on a black stove top!
Use it straight from the box—no need to mix it with anything. Just sprinkle a little onto the black stove top. Baking soda cut with water eliminates abrasion. Just rub the baking soda around with a dish sponge.
Alcohol and Dish Soap:
This isn’t another way of suggesting a cocktail while you clean the stove! Instead, it means using dish soap with a bit of rubbing alcohol. This combination is excellent, mainly if you are concerned about cleansers that might damage the stovetop’s enamel coating.
Combine one cup each of alcohol, warm water, and vinegar. Shake it up, and drop in a few drops of your favorite liquid soap.
You need to spritz onto the stove top and gently wipe away with a soft cloth, towel, or sponge.
**Some might suggest that this combination is likely the best one for cleaning a gas stove top!
Make Cleaning a Routine
This sounds like commonsense, yet many people neglect to clean their stovetop during their busy day, especially black stove tops. We are already aware that black appliances do not show the grime the way white ones do.
However, after dinner, a few extra minutes to wipe the stove top will find you won’t be scrubbing so hard later. Make it an evening ritual. After washing the dishes, take a paper towel or sponge and give the stovetop a quick wiping. You will be glad you did in the morning when you have a sparkling stove to cook breakfast on!
This is a monthly item in our house cleaning checklist and our spring cleaning checklist.
How to clean a black stove top—FAQ
Whether you have a gas or electric stove, you probably have questions about cleaning all-black stainless steel appliances. For example, should I use stove cleaner or sprinkle baking soda on and wipe with a microfiber cloth?
This next section will answer some of the most challenging questions about cleaning a black gas stove and electric stove top.
What is the best cleaner for a black stove top?
Using a 50/50 combination of white vinegar and warm water is the best cleaner for a black stove top. Another option, if there isn’t any vinegar, is some warm water and gentle liquid detergent. A multipurpose cleaner and microfiber towel are also suitable for cleaning stove tops.
What Should You Avoid While Cleaning the Stovetop?
Avert from using any abrasives to avoid visible scratches when cleaning glass cooktops. In addition, you should also avoid using knives, forks, or metal spatulas to scrape at baked-in particles of food.
How often should you clean a black top stove?
It would help if you planned a daily cleaning regimen and at least a weekly deep clean for your black top stove.
Can We Wash a Grate in the Washing Sink?
Yes. The most effective way to wash a stove’s grate is to place it upside down in the kitchen sink.
Can you use an oven cleaner on a stove top?
Oven cleaner also works excellent at getting a stove clean. Just spray in on the stuck residue and allow it to sit for up to 20 minutes. Then use a microfiber towel or cloth to scrub it clean.
Why People Prefer Dark Appliances
Black is a color that goes with everything. It depicts elegance, decency, royalty, and sleekness. Combining the color black with home appliances adds a touch of class to the entire room.
How Baking Soda can Clean Baked on Grease on a Black Stove Top
One way to clean the baked-on grease on your black stove top is with a little bit of vinegar and baking soda. Use one part distilled vinegar and three parts of baking soda to make a thick and paint-like paste. Then, use that as your cleaner.
How baking soda cleans
Take a paintbrush to spread the paste on the stove top generously. Allow it to sit for about half an hour. This should be sufficient for breaking the baked-on food down. Next, take a wet sponge and wipe away any remaining baking soda.
What to avoid when cleaning a Black Gas Stove Top
As the proud owner of a black glass stovetop appliance, you know how beautiful it is. However, to clean black stove top you must take extreme care and have patience.
Gas ranges are not as fragile as electric stoves are. However, you have to watch out for electrical components such as heating coils when cleaning.
Avoid harsh chemical cleaners
When using baking soda, be careful because it might scratch a glass stove. You can decrease the abrasiveness by making a paste of water and baking soda. In addition, you can lightly spray a vinegar and water mix over the entire stove surface to further break down stains and grease and remove the remaining baking soda.
Always use a clean microfiber cloth and gentle dish soap to clean the stove surface safely. Avoid using steel wool or the abrasive side of a sponge on a glass stove.
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