Cleaning Glass Cookware

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated November 2, 2009)

Have you ever experienced the frustration and aggravation of trying to remove those stubborn grease spots, or baked on gunk that seems to accumulate on glass cookware? Cleaning glass cookware doesn't have to be as difficult and stressful a situation as it has been in the past. All you need is a little help and guidance, and you will be able to clean all your glass cookware in an hour or less. Here's how.

  • S.O.S. One of the most traditional, and still effective, methods for cleaning your glass cookware is to use S.O.S. cleaning pads. These cleaning pads are basically fine steel wool with some cleanser incorporated in the middle of them. Simply get them wet, and begin scrubbing away at the cookware. Be careful when doing this though, since if you scrub too hard, you may scratch the glass. In fact this is a method you should only use when you are not worried about the glass getting scratched.
  • Oven cleaner. One of the easiest ways to clean your glass cookware is to use the same kind of cleaner that you use on your oven. Spray oven cleaner onto your glass cookware, and allow it to sit for about an hour. After that time has passed, simply wash the glass cookware as you normally would, though you may want to also use a green scrubbie to help get rid of any particularly stubborn stains.
  • Fryer cleaner. Another great way to clean your glass cookware is to use fryer cleaner. Simply go to your local restaurant supply store, and purchase some. Follow the directions carefully, since you will need to mix the cleaner with water, as well as heat it up, before using. Also keep in mind that this is a fairly caustic material, so you will want to make sure that you are wearing the proper protective gear before using (i.e., rubber gloves, safety glasses, etc.).
  • Baking soda. A classic method for cleaning many things, baking soda will also work wonders in this situation. Simply make a paste out of baking soda and apply to the stained area and allow it to sit until it has dried. After drying, apply a little vinegar so you get that wonderful chemical reaction, and then wash as normal. Once again, you may wish to use a green scrubbie for any particularly difficult or stubborn stains.
  • Ceramic stove cleaner. While it may require a bit of elbow grease, cleaners that have been designed for ceramic stoves will work wonders when cleaning glass cookware. Simply use in the same manner that you would for your ceramic stove, and be sure that you use either a sponge or a green scrubbie for when you need to do a little scrubbing.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

MORE FROM DORIS

Fixing a Doorbell that Won't Ring

A doorbell is rather useless if it does not ring. Learning to fix your doorbell is easy and extremely useful.

Discover More

Lost Pet? Keep in Touch with Animal Shelters

If you've ever lost a pet, you know the panic it can induce. Losing pets is no fun, and you need to know the right steps ...

Discover More

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound, very much a one man dog, gives the impression of shyness. He is an avid hunter, able to move at great ...

Discover More

Tough Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs O-Cel-O sponges and Scotch Brite scrubbers are truly a fashion-meets-function success story. The highly absorbent and durable sponges in this handy six-pack make quick work of tough cleaning problems in any kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Check out Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges today!

More Cleaning Tips

Removing Calcium Deposits from Cookware

Calcium deposits can appear on just about anything, though they are most often seen on items that are often submerged in ...

Discover More

Cleaning Silverstone Cookware

One of the more popular types of nonstick cookware that is currently available goes by the name of Silverstone. If you ...

Discover More

Dealing with Heat Stained Pots

For the most part, stainless steel pots and pans are a great help to have in the kitchen. However, when they get those ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 2 + 4?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.