A glass cooktop has several advantages. Traditional metal cooktops are slicker and simpler to clean. Glass cooktops, however, do become scratched periodically.
It is possible to remove scratches from glass cooktops. The excellent thing is that this is typically a simple repair. You’ll have that stove looking brand new in no time with a little elbow grease! Minor blemishes may usually be polished out or corrected. You can remove scratches using a few different methods. Even cracks and chips may be repaired, though you’ll need a glass filler kit to get it. If the stovetop has fractured due to a severe pot or anything else, you may only need to replace it.
Allow your cooktop to cool completely before touching or working with it. You don’t want to catch fire!
What is the best way to remove tiny scratches from a glass cooktop?
Make a paste with baking soda:
In a small cup, combine a few spoonfuls of baking soda with little water. With a spoon or a popsicle stick, mix them together until they have the thickness of dense pudding. Apply this to any scratches or scuff marks on the stovetop and gently massage it in with a wash rag. After that, clean the stove to see whether the scratch has vanished.
If this doesn’t work, you may either try again or find another solution. And the scratch appears to be fading, the second application of baking soda may be beneficial.
If your scratch over your stovetop by running your fingers on it no gaps appear, it’s probably a little scratch that cannot be eradicated.
Take a look at toothpaste:
If baking soda doesn’t work, you might try using toothpaste and a clean towel to remove the scratches. Apply a bead of toothpaste to any scratches you’d like to get rid of. Then, using a moist towel, press the toothpaste into the stovetop in circular motions that are relatively firm. Examine the scrape with the toothpaste to determine whether it has healed.
This may be done with any white toothpaste containing baking soda. Gel toothpaste, on the other hand, is unlikely to be as effective.
If toothpaste and baking soda don’t work, polish and an orbital sander will almost certainly be required.
What is the best way to remove a deep scratch?
For difficult scratches, use an orbital buffer and automobile, metal, or glass polish.
This will work with any non-abrasive polish. Pour a few pea-sized globs of polish over the scratches on a cold stovetop. Then, using a circular buffer with a cloth or foam pad attached, set the buffer to the slowest speed. Working in a continual back-and-forth motion, gently rub the polish into the stovetop with the pad. Your scratches should be completely gone after 3-4 times covering them with your pad.
If this doesn’t work, you’ll have to use a glass filler kit to patch the scratch or replace the cooktop.
What is the best way to repair a chipped or cracked glass cooktop?
Spread the filler over the chip or crack while using nitrile or rubber gloves. Completely erase any extra filler or epoxy, then make sure the surface is flat using a popsicle stick. Allow the filler to dry before proceeding.
If you want the filler to match the rest of the cooktop, you may paint it once it cures. If you’re concerned about the epoxy going everywhere, use painter’s tape to line the edges of the crack.
Set a popsicle stick flush on the border where the crack is situated and stick it to the cooktop with painter’s tape if the edge of your cooktop is cracked and visible.
You won’t have any trouble filling in the gap as long as the side of the popsicle stick is higher than the top of the stove.
Is it possible to replace a glass cooktop?
Yes, however, you’ll have to get one directly from the manufacturer.
Look for a sticker or tag with the model number on it in your oven or on your stove. Call the company and indicate that your model requires a new cooktop. They’ll send you a replacement that will work with your stove. Most of the time, you can accomplish this on your own. Simply detach the old cooktop and slide the new one in its place.
Before replacing the cooktop, wear cut-resistant gloves and use a vacuum to remove any shattered shards of glass. The cost of replacing glass varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model, but you should anticipate paying between $100 and $200.
What is the best way to clean my stove without scratching it?
Abrasive cleaners should be avoided. To clean your stove, wet a towel and pour a small amount of mild dish soap over it. Wipe the stovetop down in a gentle rotational movement after it has cooled. The cooktop will be scratched by any harsh or tension cleaning approach. Scraping the surface with a spatula or abrasive pad is one method.
A brillo pad, steel wool, and the rough edge of a sponge will all scuff or scrape the surface.