Guide to Glass Top Stoves

Glass top stoves provide a modern, beautiful aesthetic but if you never owned one before, you may not be familiar with the ins-and-outs of glass top care. It is different than a coil-element type in how you clean it and use it, so a set of tips would really come in handy.

The first tip is not to use cast iron. The bottom of cast iron cookware is very rough and is too rough on a smooth stove top. With any movement, you could end up scratching your glass top stove. Really, any kind of cookware with a rough bottom is going to pose a risk to your glass stove, so you should reserve this for your oven only. You should keep skillets and pots clean on the bottom. You need to be sure to always clean the bottoms of your pots and skillets. This is because grease could build up and can lead to rings as well as other marks on your cooktop. While you might potentially be able to remove them using the right cleaner, it can be very difficult, so make sure that you avoid the problem in the first place by cleaning your cookware properly. Visit: Quality Home Services.

Don’t slide your cookware. Sliding your cookware through the glass top stove is advised against. Sliding your cookware increases the risks of scratching. If you need to transfer a pan from one burner to another, you should lift it instead of sliding it across the top. It is also recommended that you use flat pans. It is not advisable to use pans with round-edged bottoms on your glass top stove. This is because flat pans are going to work much better when it comes to heat distribution. Additionally, they are going to be more stable on the smooth surface. This is also true for round-edged griddles, that tend to be unsteady and heat unevenly.

Do not let sugar substances spill. If you are cooking some kind of sugary substance on your stove, make sure that you take care and not spill on your stove top. This could cause discoloration, which leaves a yellowish tint that you cannot remove. This is really a concern on white or gray cook tops. If you do not spill, wipe them up promptly to prevent any discoloration.

Avoid putting anything heavy on your stove top. Quality Home Services at:  says glass stove tops are prone to cracking. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you do not have cracks, avoid putting any heavy weight on it. Do not stand on it, like reaching up high, and do not place anything heavy on it, even temporarily. It could look as though the glass remains intact when cool, but as soon as you heat it, it could break or shatter as the glass expands.

Among the challenges for many people who own a glass top stove for the first time is cleaning the stove. While a glass top could seem easy to clean, it is very easy to commit mistakes. First thing is, you could make a lot of progress simply by just making sure that you wipe it after every use. A soft towel with some with some vinegar on it could go a long way. However, it is easy for just a single spill to become an eyesore if you are not regularly cleaning it. It is best to use some elbow grease once you notice that it is dirty to make sure that it stays sparkling.

You will need white vinegar, baking soda, a soft cloth, an old bath towel and a razor blade. Wipe your stove down with vinegar to remove any grease and pick up any surface debris. Alternatively, you could use a cooktop cleaner, but vinegar is in most people’s cabinets already and significantly cheaper. Next, cover your stove with baking soda. Baking soda is an amazing natural cleaner because it breaks down grime and has a very mild abrasive quality which helps with scrubbing, without being so coarse that it scratches the glass.

Then, you should soak an old bath towel in hot water in the sink. Wring it out so it is damp but not soaking. Cover your stove top with the towel and let it sit for 15 minutes. This process will help to loosen up the grime that the baking soda has accumulated. Finally use the razor blade to finish off stuff that is not removed with the scrubbing of the towel.