Like any other appliances, your cook top also needs utmost care. No matter how much brand claimed it, glass cook tops are not 100% stain proof and prone to scratches too. If you care it properly, it will definitely shine and if you don't, possibilities of stain, scratches, and rust are also definite.

We have picked 70 glass top gas stoves and narrowed down to 10 best glass top gas stoves in India that passed our testing regime. Read on to know the top ones.

Burned-on stains, stubborn food stains, water stains, residue build ups, scratches can discolour and damage glass cook top. To prevent these on glass stove top, we have an abundance of natural and chemical ways. Which method would do well totally depends on the severity of stains and scratches. Here in this post, we have shared good DIY and some chemical based methods to remove the basic as well as deep stains as well as scratches from glass cooktop. You can apply any method as per your cooktop needs.

1. Baking Soda

It is one of the well famous homemade methods used for cleaning stoves and cookware. It is effective on light stains.

Steps to follow:

  1. Combine baking soda with water in a small container.
  2. Spread this solution to a stove top using soft cloth.
  3. Now gently scrub the solution in a circular motion.
  4. In the last step you need a damp cloth to remove the solution from top.
  5. To wipe away the scratches or scuff marks, baking soda is a natural and simple way. Plus, it doesn't cause any damage in glass top. 

2. Toothpaste

This is another homemade way to clean glass stove. It is as effective as our above method because toothpaste also contains baking soda and peroxide. These ingredients are effective on any scratches or scuff marks.

Steps to follow:

  1. Take about 1 inch toothpaste on soft cloth.
  2. Now apply the paste directly to the cooled cooktop or damaged area and scrub it in a circular motion for up to 1 or 2 minutes.
  3. Rubbing up to 2 minutes would certainly give you desired output, if damages are not very stubborn.
  4. Though you can add more minutes into rubbing step until the stains lift out.
  5. This glass cooktop cleaner is good to eliminates scuff marks and scrapes better than other market chemical options.

3. Metal Polishing Crème Method

It is another easy way to eliminate deep scratches from glass stove.

Steps to follow:

  1. Apply a small amount of the crème to a soft cloth. You can also use cotton ball. 
  2. Rub it over the damaged surface using gentle and circular motions. If the scratch remains, you can repeat this step with small amount of crème and gentle scrubbing over the area.
  3. After that, wipe the stove with a clean cloth dampened with cold water.
  4. Repeat the step 3 until all cream gets removed. Avoid excess scrubbing as it can damage the surface and leave dull spots.

With this step, cleaning glass cook top is completed.

4. Nail Polish Method

It is another best way to remove scratches from glass cook top. Plus, it also turns old glass top into clear and shiny glass cook top.

Steps to follow:

  1. First you need brush to cover the scratches or damage on the stovetop. Apply clear nail polish on cook top and remove excessive polish otherwise it will stick on the top. 
  2. Allow the applied polish to dry for at least 30 minutes. 
  3. Use a non-abrasive pad to gently buff the top surface for 30 seconds.
  4. Next, the surface needs some final touch up with glass polish on each area. 

Final Verdict

Before you consider glass gas stove, make sure you follow some important measures to prevent the scratches and stains. Take a look on few of them.

  1. Before you start cleaning, ensure stove is off and cook top is completely cooled.
  2. Ensure you keep the pots and pans on stove with cleaned bottom.
  3. Spills are common during cooking. Make sure you clean the spills as soon as they occur.
  4. Avoid scrubbing a glass stove top with abrasive materials.
  5. Avoid putting warm cookware on cook top.
  6. If your budget allows, buy glass top stove cover.
  7. Don't drag the pans and pots on cooktop. It can lead scratches on glass stovetop as a result of friction. 
  8. It is seen that consumers generally avoid reading instructions. Manufacturer’s instructions for cooktop cleaning are indeed effective to improve the longevity of your glass stove.
  9. Avoid using bleach or any type of cleaner that contains bleach. It can leave permanent stains.
  10. To avoid stubborn stains, make sure you clean the glass cooktop with a damp cloth and a non-abrasive cleaning compound.