The 10 Best Stove Cleaners
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Well-used stoves suffer a lot of spills, boil-overs, and spattered oil over the years. Ideally you would keep up with the messes as they happen, but most people find themselves usually too busy watching the oven and chopping vegetables. These cooktop cleaners can erase thick crud, burnt-on grease, and baked-on food residue, even if you have left them settle in for a while. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
September 02, 2020:
We saw a few opportunities when updating this list to diversify its offerings, and so we ended up removing four items in favor of fresh options. To start, we said goodbye to the Weiman Cooktop & Microwave Wipes, which work fine but are meant to be used in conjunction with other Weiman products.
All wipes in this category are inherently as effective as the strength of the wipe, which means that they have very little cleaning power at the end of the day. We felt that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sheets make a much more compelling choice instead. These use special foam capable of expelling almost any mark or stain imaginable and are constructed into thin flexible sheets to get into nooks and crannies. They're not ideal for large surface areas, but they're perfect in a pinch and don't require any chemicals whatsoever.
We also removed Wright's Cooktop and Whink 762855, two moderately effective options, in favor of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lemon Verbena and Stanley Home Products Original. We felt this list could use a multi-surface cleaner and tough degreaser, which is where these two selections come in. Mrs. Meyer's is known for distinctive scents and thoughtful formulas with essential oils, while Stanley Home Products is nice to have on hand for any tough grease you have around the house, whether on your favorite cookware set or in the garage.
Finally, we added the Weiman Max to incorporate a paste option. This one comes packed in a diminutive tub that is easy to store under the kitchen sink and won't take up much extra space, along with a non-abrasive scrubber for application. It's crafted with extra fine beads to make it more effective and requires less elbow grease from the user.
March 04, 2019:
Ever since the advent of glass and ceramic cooktops, it feels like we are left with a constant battle of trying to keep them clean. Luckily, whether the mess is from boil-over spillage, splattering oil, or burnt-on food, one of the options on this list will take care of it, so you can finally feel like you are winning the war. If you want to clean and polish your stovetop simultaneously, so there is one less step to worry about later, you'll want to take a look at TriNova Ageless Appliance Premium, Weiman Heavy-Duty Bundle, Affresh Whirlpool, and Wright's Cooktop. If you'd like to have just one cleaning product in your home to take care of everything from stainless steel to glass to brass, then Bar Keepers Friend is for you. If convenience is your top priority and you just want something you can quickly use each night after you finish cooking, then consider Weiman 106, which comes in a handy spray bottle, and Weiman Cooktop & Microwave Wipes. Just note that these two are best for light maintenance cleanings and aren't suitable for tackling those really stubborn messes.
EZ Brite Cleaner & Conditioner EZ Brite Cleaner and Conditioner is a versatile gel that tackles grimy glass and ceramic cooktops. It also works on glass and enameled cookware and bakeware and shines up stainless steel and quartz surfaces. It goes on and rinses off easily, is water-based, has a fresh lemon fragrance, and contains no artificial coloring. ezbritebrands.com
Counter Culture Probiotic Those who don't want to bring unnecessary toxins into their homes should look at Counter Culture. They offer probiotic cleaners powered by good bacteria and beneficial compounds to effectively break down dirt and grease. They are plant and probiotic-based with no man-made chemicals, colors, allergens, or fake fragrances and are scented only with essential oils. countercultureclean.com
Blueland As it goes with most home appliances, keeping your stovetop clean regularly will help cut down on the hours you end up dedicating to a super deep scrub. If you're interested in cost-effective, eco-friendly selections for this purpose, consider Blueland. They offer a range of cleaning supplies that arrive in tablet form along with glass and acrylic bottles that you reuse over and over again. Choose from a host of kits to meet your needs, with nontoxic cleaners that have been tested by independent third-party labs. blueland.com