How to Clean a Black Stove Top

Find out how to clean burnt stains off of a black stove top without scratching it. It takes hardly any scrubbing with this 3 ingredient mixture.

a side view of an electric stove with a black glass top.

I have a confession to make, I am a VERY messy cook. Having my little kids helping me in the kitchen just makes the spills and drips even worse. I love when they get involved with the food prep but the clean up definitely takes longer when they do!

When we built our house, we tried to cut costs any way we could. We found a used electric oven on Craigslist for a good price but sadly in need of a good cleaning, I mean, I don’t think the previous owners had ever even bothered to clean the stove top since there were burnt stains galore. Looking back, I’m surprised we bought it! I guess we were desperate at that point.

Luckily after a little trial and error, I found how to clean the burnt stains off of my electric stove top without having to scrub at it all day. In fact, I can get it from terrible looking to like new in a matter of minutes! And the best part is, I already had all of these ingredients in my house, and I bet you do too!

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What You Will Need to Clean a black Stove Top:

  • Rag – for wiping off excess suds after you finish cleaning your stove top.
  • Rubber Cleaning Glovesthese ingredients don’t contain harmful chemicals but they can dry out your hands. Its a good idea to protect your skin by wearing rubber cleaning gloves.
  • Bon Ami Powderbon ami is an eco friendly but very effective cleaning agent that gently scrubs out tough stains and burnt on spots. Read about more uses for bon ami powder.
  • Dawn Dish Soap – dawn dish soap is a super degreaser and easily gets off any leftover and burnt on grease from your stove top.
  • White Distilled Vinegar – vinegar helps to polish and shine without leaving streaks.
  • Scouring Stick – for extra tough and burnt on spots, a scouring stick is the perfect solution to easily clean these off without scratching your glass stove top. It really is like magic!
  • Scrubby – just a regular dish washing scrubby will do the trick

You can also clean a white enamel sink with all of these same products!

how do you clean burnt stains off a black stove top?

Bon Ami Powder usually gets most burnt on foods off of a stove top. But for extra stubborn stains made from greasy food, a pumice scouring stick does the trick!

Just add a little dawn dish soap and vinegar to the spot and rub the scouring stick over it in a circular motion until its gone. Wipe any residue from the pumice stick with a wet rag.

a black electric glass stove top with a big black burnt on stain

How to Clean a Black Stove Top on a Daily Basis:

Doing a quick daily wipe down of your electric stove top will help keep it looking presentable between deep cleanings. Having a dirty stove, makes cooking less enjoyable and your whole kitchen feel less of a pleasant place to be. Take out sounds more tempting when your kitchen isn’t clean, right?

This process should just take a minute or two.

  1. Clear any pots and pans off of your stove after you have finished a cooking session.
  2. Before you clean your electric glass stove top, make sure it has had a chance to completely cool down.
  3. Wipe the surface of your stovetop with a wet rag. If needed, add a few drops of dawn dish soap to your rag.
  4. Quickly go over the back of your stove where the dials are.
a gloved hand is scrubbing a stovetop.

How to clean a black Stove Top- Deep Cleaning:

This process takes about 10 minutes.

  1. Clear any pots and pans off of your stove and wipe off any bigger foods or crumbs with a wet rag.
  2. Pour a couple of tablespoons of bon ami powder, a small squirt of blue dawn dish soap and about a Tablespoon of white distilled vinegar onto the stove top.
  3. Wearing rubber cleaning gloves, mix these ingredients together using a scrubby and scrub the mixture over the entire surface of your stovetop in a circular motion.
  4. Wipe the suds off using a clean wet rag.
  5. If there are any remaining burnt stains on your electric stove top, use a scouring stick to gently scrape them off. This may seem scary, but I assure you, it will clean the burnt on spots off like magic without ever scratching your glass stove top!
  6. Remove the dials from the back of your stove. Wash them in your kitchen sink or dishwasher.
  7. Using the wet rag you wiped the soapy mixture off with, rub the entire back of your stove. If you need to, add a tiny bit more dish soap to your wet rag.
  8. Replace your clean and dry dials.

how often should you deep clean your stove top?

Once a month to every 6 weeks, I like to do a deep thorough clean on my stove top. (check out my simple cleaning routine) This involves more than just a quick wipe down. I completely clean off any burnt on foods or black stains and wash the dials and LED screen on the back of the stove.

a pumice scouring stick is scrubbing burnt on black stains from an electric stove top

Bonus: DIY Oven Door Handle in a Pinch:

You might have noticed the gold knobs on the front of my oven door, fancy, huh?! Our handle just decided to crack on me one day, so rather than pay $50 for a replacement handle for an oven that cost us about that much to buy, my husband decided to try temporarily screwing in some extra cabinet knobs we had left over and voila!

We have a custom look stove and it didn’t cost us a dime. The screws that were holding the original handle on, fit perfectly with the cabinet knobs so it was meant to be.

a clean shining black glass stovetop with a white Dutch oven on top and white kitchen cabinets

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  1. Simple and easy to do; my favorite type of cleaning. I’ll pass this information on to my mom since she has such a hard time cleaning their glass stove top.

    1. Elizabeth, hi! I have a black top like this stove but have liquid barkeeper’s friend to clean. Would you still mix the liquid with the vinegar and dish soap like with the powder? TIA!

  2. I substitute baking soda for bar keepers friend (because I never can find it in our local stores) – someday I dream of a gas stovetop but until then .. cleaning a glass top range is a weekly task on our farm! I cook & can A LOT!

  3. Thanks for sharing this. Just used it on my glass black top stove.
    I grabbed bon ami inadvertently thinking it was my powdered barkeepers friend. It worked like a dream.

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