How to Remove Metal Scuff Marks from a White Glass Cooktop


Joanne asked: How do I remove aluminum scuff marks from a white, glass cooktop? My aluminum pans leave grey marks on my white cooktop. They are not cooked on food marks.

If you discover gray scuff marks left behind on your white cooktop, it’s important to remove them before you heat the stove again. Fortunately, cleaning these gray marks isn’t difficult but it’s always best to treat them as soon as possible. Here’s what to do.

You Will Need:

  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Glass cooktop cleaner

Steps to Remove the Marks:

  1. Ensure that the cooktop is completely cool before you begin.
  2. Make a solution of one part water to four parts bleach.
  3. Soak a couple of paper towels in the solution, then lay them over the gray marks. You want at least two layers of paper towel to keep them moist, so use one folded paper towel for smaller areas or double up for larger ones.
  4. Allow the paper towels to set on the scratches for one hour. Apply more moisture if they begin to dry out.
  5. Remove the soaked paper towels.
  6. Wipe the area free of any bleach residue with a clean paper towel.
  7. Apply the non-abrasive cleaner as directed.
  8. Wipe clean.
  9. Buff with a clean, dry paper towel.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Before using aluminum pans on the cook top, scrub the bottom of the pan with a mild abrasive.  This will smooth them and help prevent future scratches.
  • Never slide or shake pans across the surface of the glass cooktop.
  • Many cooktop cleaners also work as a polish. If you can find a separate polish, follow up after cleaning for extra protection.

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