Recently, our glass cooktop needed to be polished and cleaned. There was dried-on pasta water and a few other cooking remnants. I was about to pull out our commercial stovetop polish, but instead decided to try my soft black soap paste. It wasn’t the worst condition our stove has been, but clearly we had made a bit of a mess cooking.
I took a paper towel, dipped it in the tub of soft black soap paste, and started spreading it on the stovetop as I would the traditional polish. I did a little extra scrubbing in the particularly dirty parts. Then I took a clean paper towel and wiped off most of the black soap. I should have used a reusable microfiber cloth, but I didn’t have any clean ones handy. Once I wiped off most of the excess so just a little was left, I took a wet cloth and did a final cleanup and polish. The result was that the black soap paste did a pretty good job. I’m not sure I’m ready to get rid of my stovetop polish, which does a particularly good job on the tough, caked-on stains, but for the day-to-day stuff, or if I run out of my usual stuff, I think I will stick to black soap. It’s all natural and olive oil based, which makes me feel much better about using it than big commercial cleaning products.
Have you tried black soap as a cooktop cleaner? Please let us know how it has worked for you.