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How to Clean a Stovetop

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Today, I'm sharing an easy method for how to clean a stovetop. If you have a glass or ceramic stovetop, then this is totally for you. For the past 13 years, I've had this style of cooktop and have learned a couple of easy tricks along the way to keep it looking pristine. Check out my tutorial for How to Clean a Stovetop below.
How to Clean a Stovetop
You may already have all of the ingredients you'll need for this one in your cupboard or refrigerator. Scotch-Brite® Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers & Palmolive® Ultra Oxy are the only supplies you’ll need. This process is super easy and only requires gentle scrubbing (that's a win-win for me). I usually sit down to eat with the family while the stovetop cools. Once dinner is done, the stove is cooled and ready for cleaning. My steps for How to Clean a Stovetop are listed out below.

How to Clean a Stovetop

First of all, let's chat about how much cooking we've done in this time of social distancing. Back in April, I was chatting with my bestie on the phone and we laughed when we realized we had cooked dinner 45 nights in a row for our families. FORTY-FIVE. And of course, that number has now tripled (ha! We just thought 45 was a lot). While we do a bit of take-out here and there to support some of our favorite restaurants, we're still primarily eating most of our meals at home. Which means the kitchen, especially our stove, are always busy and working overtime. That also means they get a bit ickier a lot quicker than they used to.
Cleaning a glass cooktop
In order to not need a massive cleaning session every week with the stove, I try to use this simple method for how to clean a stovetop most nights after dinner, if I have utilized the cooktop.

Making Spaghetti Sauce

Cooking at Home is Messy

One thing I make a ton of, is a homemade spaghetti meat sauce. I often make a double or triple batch to freeze some for another time (which is awesome for when you've cooked for well over 45 days in a row). This is not only one of my favorite things to make, my teenage boys love it, too. I incorporate fresh herbs from our garden and let the entire pot simmer for over an hour so all of the flavors really marry. But, if you cook a lot of tomato sauce, you know it likes to pop and splatter if not tended to constantly. And that makes for a mighty mess. I use a heavy dutch oven (as pictured above) for most meals, and I tend to also make a mess with its lid, as I have a tendency to set it on the cooktop while I'm cooking. I add olive oil to its chipped spots on its exterior, too, often every time I use it, to keep them treated properly. But, again, that also adds to the mess. I shared a photo later in this post about the state of the cooktop after a big sauce-making session. It's almost criminal, y'all.

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Cleaning a Dirty Stovetop
As I mentioned above, the stovetop looks particularly rough after spaghetti sauce simmered on it for well over an hour. I took this as the perfect opportunity to show you how I clean this thing.

Cleaning a Glass Stovetop

Cleaning a Glass Stovetop


  • Scotch-Brite® Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers
  • Palmolive® Ultra Oxy
  • water
Dish Soap on a Stovetop


  • Always clean once your stovetop has cooled.
  • Wet one of your Scotch-Brite® Advanced Scrub Dots Non-Scratch Scrubbers under the kitchen faucet. Then squeeze it to get out most of the water.
  • Pour a dime-sized amount of Palmolive® Ultra Oxy onto the sponge (the hexagonal shape is perfect to work with on a mess like this). Be sure to apply the soap to the side with the scrub dots.
  • Gently scrub the mess takes very little time at all and minimal scrubbing.
  • Wet your sponge again and rinse the cooktop, making sure to remove all of the soap. I use the other side of the sponge for rinsing.
  • If you do this after most of your messier meals, there won't be a build-up over time on your cooktop.
All clean and ready for another 45 days of cooking dinners (give or take). What do you think? Isn't this an easy method for keeping your stove looking great all the time?
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  1. So do you use the lemon afterward to clean up any residue?

    1. Thanks! I keep it on hand for all kinds of kitchen clean ups, so it's always at the ready. And yes, it can be helpful for that for sure.

  2. I was wondering the same thing. They sure look pretty in the bowl sitting on top of the stove.

  3. You are so beautiful. I love your hair band. Getting your emails brightens my day. Thanks for all the tips and cute printable home decor.

    1. Thank you so much...that's very kind of you and much appreciated. xoxo

  4. Oh, Kristi, your messy cooktop's got nothin' on ours, especially when my Italian hubby is the one cooking the sauce! There would be sauce splattered all over the place, including the rest of the stovetop, the backsplash, and the bottom of the upper cabinets, and there'd be some cooked onto the burner, too. It always looks like the pot exploded! LOL! But I'm definitely going to give your method a try. I love how simple it is and I really hope it works. It'd be sooo nice not to have to scrub and scrub...

    1. Ha! I love it, Debbie! The bottom of the upper've got me there. Hoping you enjoy this simple method. Enjoy all the yummy food that the mess produces...that's the best part, right? xoxo