How to Ruin a Glass CookTop

Introduction: How to Ruin a Glass CookTop

Here is proof that aluminum foil and glass cooktops don't mix. Watch before this happens to you!

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    16 Discussions

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    BlackSheep1
    BlackSheep1

    1 year ago

    you will need automotive polishing compound and a buffer wheel for e.g. a corded hand drill. work in small areas, use patience.

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    thematthatter

    i guess if your renting the house then putting paint on it will work when your lease expires.

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Nope, I am in the house. I've got to buy a new cooktop. Actually, I was thinking about converting to gas anyway. This just put that project front and center.

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    NetWt4Lbs
    NetWt4Lbs

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Gas is better anyway ;)

    we have a white glass cooktop, and its so ugly. it shows every little scratch and is stained up around the burners, landlord won't let us do anything with it either. we even offered to eat the cost of replacing the stove top and oven :/

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    DCA
    DCA

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Possibly not all is lost. They make a polishing kit for scratched automotive windshields that contains an abrasive (cerium oxide?) that you use with a buffing wheel to polish out fine scratches. There is a chance it might work to polish off the stain and restore the cook top. I've never tried this, just a thought.

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you. I have tried mildly abrasive toothpase, but maybe the stuff you suggest is stronger. Thank you.

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    willnate
    willnate

    5 years ago

    did you try hydrochloric acid?

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes, that's actually the first thing I tried. I used muriatic (hydrochloric) acid to melt the foil off the burner. It worked well to get the metal off, but the glass is stained.

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    willnate
    willnate

    Reply 5 years ago

    oh I see I just thought the foil just stuck on it

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    1710hammer
    1710hammer

    5 years ago

    Very good to know -Dale, from the hardware store

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hey Dale! I will be in soon with Karen, looking at new cooktops :)

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    jmyers1
    jmyers1

    5 years ago

    Oh man. That just bites! Thanks for the info. :)

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh no! I've only ever put aluminum foil on electric coil type stoves and I can tell you that they don't mix. Hopefully you can get another stove top soon.

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I think we are going with gas, next time. Coils are fine. There is something special about glass.

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    mr.incredible

    It is most likely not ruined. Get the special polish for glass cooktops. You will be amazed at what will come off.

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    HowToLou
    HowToLou

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    That was my first fix attempt and it did nothing. A quick google search on "foil and glass cooktops" brings up a multitude of web sites that all essentially say "you are screwed" :). I also tried acid and gritty toothpaste, to no avail. The glass is actually stained.