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Cleaning a glass top stove is not as scary or difficult as many people think. In my experience, I found that you do not need the special glass top cleaning agent with the special scrubber sponge that the manufacturer claims is necessary. (*Disclaimer- Not following the manufacturer's directions may damage your cooktop.) Again, this is my own experience that no damage has occurred from my cleaning practices. Any scratches that I have on the surface are from my pots and pans during cooking. All I use is a regular dish sponge with a scrubber side and Dawn dish soap. I use this method to clean my stove every time. Even with the dirtiest messes, including grease splatter from frying, your stove will be clean and shiny.
Wipe all debris off the surface.
*If you have burnt on rings around each burner, you can use a scraper (flat razor tool) to scrape everything up first. I usually do this once-twice a year.
Using a very wet, soapy sponge, wring out soapy water onto the surface of the stove.
Use the scrubber side of the same sponge to spread the soap on the entire surface and scrub in a circular motion until everything feels nice and smooth.
Either use the same sponge or a new soap free sponge to wipe up suds, rinsing between each wipe. The purpose of this is to clean the soap off the stove.
Use a dry paper towel to wipe up any excess water and soap so the surface is nice and dry. If you have any ridges or seams (as I do around the edge), be sure to use your fingernail to get the paper towel in the ridge to get out all residue and soap.
Done!! That's it!