Glass stovetops are popular for a variety of reasons, including their sleek profile, safety features, and easy cleanup design, but no appliance is perfect! Glass stovetops are unfortunately prone to scratches, from pots, pans, and utensils.
Like all glass panes and products, it’s impossible to remove a scratch from a glass stovetop fully. However, it is possible to drastically reduce the look and feel of glass stovetop scratches. So, don‘t despair, instead read on to learn how glass top scratches can be polished to improve their feel and appearance.
How to Remove Scratches from Glass Stovetops
A scratch on your glass stovetop doesn’t have to mean a total replacement. In fact, these scratches can often be reduced and dulled in appearance, making your glass top look (almost) like new once again. Before you consider replacement, try these steps for glass stovetop scratch repair.
- Audit the Scratch: Depending on the location of the scratch plus its overall depth, 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 kitchen or garage.
- 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 stovetop repair. Make sure that the paste is wet because dry and abrasive materials should not be used on a glass stovetop.
- 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 stovetop. Lightly buff the scratches with the paste until you are satisfied. Remember that you will never be able to remove or repair the scratch fully.
- Dry: Finally, wipe off any excess paste with a fresh cloth.
Before cleaning, be sure that the stovetop 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 stovetop may be protected for a certain amount of time.
Prevent Stovetop Glass Scratches
Avoid future stove glass top scratches by:
- Keeping the bottom of pots and pans clean.
- Cleaning up spills as soon as they occur.
- Picking pans up instead of sliding them back and forth across the glass.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cookware and cleaning to improve the longevity of your appliances.
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