The most common cause of cloudy, discolored glass stove tops is a build-up of cooking residue that clings to the surface of the cooktop. This residue can come from spills, stains, and general heat-related grime that accumulates on the stovetop when it’s used frequently.
Cleaning the stovetop regularly with a mild detergent and water mixture is the best way to keep cloudy stains at bay. Regular cleaning also prevents food crumbs from accumulating on the surface and causing stains to form.
To get rid of cloudy stains, make a paste with baking soda and water and rub it on the affected area of your glass top stove. This will help to remove the dark stains instantly.
Another great solution for removing stains from a glass stove is citric acid powder. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with water and spray it on the affected area. This will create a fuzzing reaction like vinegar and baking soda do, thereby removing the stains from your stovetop.
If you still see stubborn stains after following the above steps, try using a razor blade and a Magic Eraser to scrub the stain away. Then, wipe it off with a damp cloth or sponge.
Any cleaner that is not specifically designed for use on glass or ceramic stove tops can scratch and etch your stove’s surface sealant. These cleaners can also release toxic fumes into the air. So, be sure to choose a safe cleaner and follow the cleaning instructions carefully.