Easy Guide: How to Clean an Electric Stove Top

Wondering how to clean your electric stove top? It only takes 3 steps to make your cooktop sparkle again!

When it comes to cleaning an electric stove, the right steps and products matter. Taking time to clean your cooktop regularly will keep it stain-free and working properly.


It’s always a good idea to clean your stove top after each use to keep it looking great. To keep messes under control, simply use warm water and dish soap to wipe down your stovetop each day. For a deeper clean, use these 3 steps weekly or biweekly.

Step 1: Prepare

Before you start cleaning, make sure you give your stove top enough time to cool down. If its slightly warm, you can spray vinegar on small marks or spills to soak as it cools. 

Save some time and take a moment to gather all the supplies you’ll need before you start. Use the following items to make your electric stove top sparkle:

  • Cooktop cleaner
  • White Vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Cooktop scraper
  • Non-abrasive cleaning pad/sponge
  • A soft and dry cloth

Step 2: Scrape off Food Residue

When it comes to cleaning an electric stove top, a cooktop scraper is your best friend. However, it’s crucial that you use it correctly to avoid damaging your stove top. Use the cooktop scraper at a 45 degree angle to remove any food residue. For extra safety, wear an oven mitt while you scrape the cooktop.

Step 3: Clean with Cooktop Cleaner

A non-abrasive cooktop cleaner can be used directly on your cooktop. Use a non-abrasive cleaning sponge to rub the cleaner on the cooktop. Let the cleaner dry so that your stove top has a white film on it. After it dries you can buff your stove with a dry cloth until the film is gone. Disclaimer: if your cooktop cleaner has specific instructions, be sure to follow them for best results.

Follow these three steps and you’ll have a sparkling cooktop to use every day. Whenever you need an extra helping hand cleaning your home, give us a call!