How to Remove White Burn Marks from Black Glass Stove Top


Carol asked: How do I remove white burn marks from my black glass stovetop? I let some eggs I was boiling go dry and explode. The copper bottom pan left a white burn mark on the burner. I have tried soda, water and lemon with no avail. The commercial glass stove top cleaner did not work either.

Some damage to a glass cooktop simply can’t be reversed. Most removable stains and discolorations, however, can be cleaned quite handily with this product favorite.

You Will Need: 

Steps to Remove the Stain:

  1. Squirt liquid Bar Keepers Friend directly onto the stain. If you’re using the powder version, you must wet it into a paste before using it on a glass cooktop.
  2. Moisten a sponge with plain water.
  3. Rub the stained area gently.
  4. Repeat if necessary until the stain is removed.
  5. Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • If you don’t see an improvement on the stain, allow the Bar Keepers Friend to sit on the spot for a few minutes, but do not allow it to dry on the surface.
  • Bar Keepers Friend is nonabrasive and safe for use on glass cooktops.
  • Do not use scouring pads or other abrasive cleaning agents on glass cooktops.
  • If desired, there are ceramic cooktop polishes and cleaners that are made by the manufacturers of the cooktops. These can be found at appliance, hardware and home improvement stores.


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