Picture of a Glass Top Range Surface.

Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review

We’ve used Cooktop Cleaning Creme for several years now. We find it to work as well as the other glass top range polishes we’ve tested.  Cooktop brand cleans the hardened, baked on grime. This builds up above the burners on our flat top Whirlpool electric stove.

Cook Top Brand is an effective, low-fume, non abrasive thick liquid cleaner. It looks like a white liquid cleanser such as Soft Scrub. But they designed it to restore these stove tops without scratching, to near original shine.

Now these sealed glass top stoves offer the convenience of not having to soak and scrub the burners.  Nor do you have to clean the burner pans, trays, and wiring underneath.  But there is a downside.  Cleaning spilled foods and liquids that harden on the glass above the burners is tough.  Thus, stove cleaning is perhaps the most time-consuming kitchen cleanup task.  But this Cooktop brand stove top glass cleaner, shortens this effort.  Why? Because with its micro polishing particles, and gentle glass cleaners.

Picture of the front of a 10 ounce bottle of Cooktop Cleaning Creme for Smooth Top Ranges.
Cooktop Cleaning Creme for smooth top ranges, 10 Oz. bottle, front view.

Cooktop Cleaning Creme Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages

Can polish with most any soft cloth or sponge.

Works equally well when applied with a rag as when rubbed on with a sponge. I’d rather use a rag though, as rags tend to be cheaper to come by than sponges.

Soft, Refreshing Aroma

Not pungent.  Has a gentle non bodacious smell. So you need no fans or open windows while using it. Plus, the scent dissipates quickly; within a minute or two of rinsing off the cleaner.

Recommended for Ceran Ceramic-Glass Cooktops

Radiant and Halogen Heated Surfaces Supported

Very Little Scratching

We’ve never scratched any stove surface with this Cooktop glass top stove care product.

Easily Rinses Away

Rinses away completely, and quickly using a wet dish cloth or paper towel.

Easily Found in Many Big Stores

This household glass cleaner is easy to find in most grocery or home improvement stores.


They priced this stovetop polish reasonably. It completely cleans a typical glass top stove ten to twenty times before you need a new bottle.

Picture of the back of a 10 ounce bottle of Cooktop Cleaning Creme smooth top range rleaner, back view.
Cooktop Cleaning Creme 10 Oz. Bottle for Smooth Top Ranges, Back.

Cooktop Cleaning Creme Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, Limitations, and Concerns

Nothing Quick About \Cooktop Cleaning Creme Cleaner

This product may in fact be too gentle.  So perhaps adding a little acid would shorten stovetop cleaning times.

Requires Lots of Elbow Grease

We’ve found this polish and stovetop cleaner to be pretty ineffective at quickly removing burned on ground beef grease.  So for those messes, we had to scrub many times over a week or more; once after each burner use where the mess was.  The repeated heating and cooling of subsequent uses seems to work better thsnthis cleaner. Scrubbing as part of the daily kitchen cleanup erodes these stains away completely, over time.

How to Clean Your Smooth Glass or Ceramic Top Range with Cooktop Cleaning Creme

Cooktop Cleaning Creme. Picture of a cleaning operation on a glass top range in progress, using this Cooktop Cleaning Cream product.
Cooktop Cleaning Creme. Glass Top Range Cleaning in Progress

Start with a cool stove top.  Allow at least a half-hour after last use before cleaning, to minimize chances of burns.

Next, use a metal spatula or other scraping blade to remove bulk, crusted on debris.

Then, shake well the bottle of Cooktop Cleaning Cream.

Next, apply liberally to dirtiest parts of surface.

Then, rub vigorously with a soft dish cloth.

Continue rubbing until dirt resistance on the glass disappears and the scrubbing operation becomes virtually silent.  Listen to the scrubbing sounds, to tell when the grime has gone.  Listen, because it may be hard to see through the cleaning cream layer just applied.

Once you’re confident that the stove top is clean, rinse with fresh water.

Finally, dry and buff with a dish towel.

Prevent buildup of difficult to remove food stuff by cleaning your stove top after each use.  Polishing it in little steps like this makes unnecessary any marathon cleaning sessions that can take days to complete.

Picture of a Glass Top Range Surface After Cleaning with this Cooktop Cleaning Cream product.
Glass Top Range Surface After Cleaning with this Cooktop Cleaning Cream product

Our Rating for Cooktop Cleaning Creme

We like Cooktop Cleaning Cream & Polish quite well.  Indeed, given how gentle it is, we feel safe cleaning any ceramic or glass top stove.  Why?  Because we’ve never seen it scratch any glass or ceramic surface, though we rubbed as hard as we could during cleaning. Thus, that confidence, along with how well this product works, is a big selling point.  We’d rate this stove top polish and cleaner thus, at 93 out of 100.

Where To Buy Cooktop Cleaning Creme

Look for this appliance cleaning product (Amana part number 314274) in larger stores everywhere.  It comes in a white plastic bottle with the black and gold label.  Current price is roughly $7 for the ten ounce bottle, and $16 for the twenty ounce bottle.

Related Posts


Revision History

  • 2019-03-12: Added tags.
  • 2018-04-08: Then, revised post content and added the Related Posts section.
  • 2017-01-24: Next, revised tag list. Also changed post title to: Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review.
  • 2016-01-09: Then, added more appropriate tags.
  • 2015-09-27: Next, added appropriate tags.
  • 2015-07-07: Originally published.