The Sacramento Bee (California) published a tip from a reader to Heloise regarding the use of vinegar to clean glass stove tops. Her tip follows:
DEAR HELOISE: In regard to the inquiry about cleaning glass stovetops, my hint is a miracle cleaner for that burned-on gunk. Baking soda: yes, yes, yes, plus vinegar!
I keep baking soda in a small shaker and sprinkle it over the stovetop, making sure the gunk is covered. I spray vinegar onto the soda, dampening all of the soda, and let it sit while I’m doing other chores. I wipe up the soda mixture, and the stove is as good as new. Hope this cheapo solution works as good for others as it has for me.