Glass splashbacks add a stylish finishing touch to any kitchen design, but if not cleaned properly, they can accumulate fingerprints, grease and food splashes that can leave them looking dull and tired. To keep your glass splashback looking like new, you'll need to clean it the right way, using the right tools for the job. Read on to find out how.
What you'll need
- washing-up liquid
- stainless steel cleaner
- paper towel
- soft, clean, lint-free cloths
When cleaning your glass splashback, it's really important that you don't use abrasive pads or steel wool to tackle stubborn stains. Such items will leave tiny scratches on the glass that will build up over time until the surface appears dull and cloudy. For the same reason, you should only use super-soft cloths when cleaning your glass splashback. Choose cloths that are lint-free; then you won't be left with tiny spots of fabric dust on the splashback that can spoil the shine and may even drift down into the food you're cooking.
When it comes to selecting suitable cleaning products to use on your glass splashback, washing-up liquid is a good choice. It's specially formulated to cut through grease, will easily lift away food splats and doesn't contain harsh or abrasive chemicals that can eventually damage the glass. To get the glass super-shiny, a spray stainless steel cleaner will give you the best results, and you can use it on the cooker hob too.
How to do it
- Begin by making up a strong solution of warm water and washing-up liquid. Apply the solution to the glass splashback using a soft, clean cloth, and allow it to soak in thoroughly for a few minutes.
- Wipe the splashback down thoroughly with paper towel to remove any residue and soapy water. Make sure that you wipe the glass from side to side, and from top to bottom. This ensures that you don't miss any parts of the splashback and that you remove all the soap.
- Next, have a good look over the splashback to make sure that all the marks are gone. If the splashback was really greasy and grimy, you may need to repeat step #2.
- When you're happy that your splashback is completely clean, wipe it over with clean, warm water, and then dry it thoroughly using paper towels.
- Finally, lightly spray the splashback with stainless steel cleaner. Use a super-soft, lint-free cloth to wipe over the splashback, before buffing it up to a dazzling shine.
You can keep your glass splashback looking as good as new and prolong its life by using the correct cleaning tools and products, and following the tips above.