Cleaning Glass Cookware

 

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. (You can find it at your local restaurant supply store.) 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 also works 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.

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