How to clean burnt milk off glass top? (+3 Ways)

In this article, we will answer the question “How to clean burnt milk off glass top?”, and how to heat milk on the stove to avoid spills?

How to clean burnt milk off glass top?

Glass and ceramic cooktops

Making the paste 

In a bowl, add a generous amount of baking soda. You will require to make a paste of baking soda by mixing it with warm water. Stir well to make sure there are no dry spots.

Cleaning the cooktop

Make soapy water by mixing warm water with an adequate amount of detergent. Start cleaning the cooktop using a good-quality paper towel. 

Wipe it clean using a dry and lint-free towel. Then apply the baking soda paste all over the burnt area. Let it sit in there for at least an hour. 

After one hour, scrape it off using a razor as If you were shaving. The razor should be flat for the best results. You can repeat this process If the cooktop is still unclean.

Buffing and finishing 

Buffing the cooktop after removing the burnt milk is like compensating for its shine and overall look. To do this, make a solution by combining white vinegar and warm water in a 1:2 ratio. 

Dampen a paper towel with this solution and rub It over the affected area of the cooktop. This process will take time but it is worth the effort. 

Finally, use a lint-free towel to wipe clean the vinegar solution from the cooktop. Make sure the cooktop is completely dry before using.

Metal and standard cooktops

Cleaning burnt milk off of metal or standard milk is way easier than cleaning a ceramic or a glass cooktop. 

However, It is not all easy because you have to make sure you clean every crack and crevice as well. This can be a little tricky but we have got you.


Clog your sink and fill it with some warm water. Then stir in one cup of baking soda in this warm water. Make sure It is dissolved. Remove the metal risers from the cooktop and lower them into the sink. Let It sit in there for at least an hour.

Remove the soaked metal riser and place It on a towel to let it air dry. After It is completely dry, rinse it thoroughly with normal water. Use a paper towel to remove the loosened food residues by rubbing.

Cooktop and underneath 

Mix water with dish detergent in a 2:1 ratio. Stir to mix well and transfer it to a spray bottle. Add a drop or splash of vinegar If you are dealing with stubborn spills. Spray the detergent solution onto the affected area and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. 

After 10 minutes, remove the burned mil using a scouring pad. Wipe the surface clean using a lint-free damp towel. To clean the reservoir and burner area of your cooktop, repeat the same process as you used to clean the cooktop. 

Other FAQs about Milk which you may be interested in.

Can sweetened condensed milk go bad?

How to turn evaporated milk into sweetened condensed milk?

How to heat milk on the stove to avoid spills?

  1. First, grab a saucepan and place it over the stovetop on low heat. Low heat will keep the milk from boiling over.
  1. Sti the milk slowly using a wooden spoon or a spatula to prevent the milk solids from sticking to the bottom and burning.
  1. The temperature of the milk should be warm and not too hot. You can check the temperature by holding your wrist over a teaspoon of milk collected from the saucepan.
  1. If this milk is supposed to be consumed by an infant, pout It into a sterile bottle. The bottle should be heated by placing it in a bottle warmer, a pot of hot water, or microwave.

How to heat milk using a double boiler?

Fill 3-4 inches of a saucepan with water. Heat it on low heat on the stove until It simmers. 

Adjust a glass or stainless steel bowl over the saucepan such that It sits over it with a distance of at least 1-inches between the bottom of the bowl and the top of the hot water. 

Pour the milk in the bowl and stir continuously until bubbles rise on the edges of the milk and steam is visible.

How to heat milk in the microwave?

Microwaving milk is the easiest way to heat it. A single cup of room temperature milk (250mL) should come to a boil within 2 ½ minutes in the microwave. 

Stir It after regular intervals (15 seconds) to keep it from scalding. Set the microwave on 70 percent power but do not forget to stir for safety.


In this article, we answered the question “How to clean burnt milk off glass top?”, and how to heat milk on the stove to avoid spills?


Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!