Welcome to my blog. Let me introduce myself. My name is Benjamin. I am married to an amazing woman, Pam, and we have two daughters, Sammy and Justine. I am a visual artist who has occasionally worked with stained glass. That has given me an appreciation for other types of glass, and in this blog, I plan to write about buying glass, owning it, cleaning it repairing it and more. If you have any questions about glass, I invite you to explore this blog, and I thank you for reading. If you enjoy my posts, I invite you to share them. enjoy.
Your kitchen splashback is an important part of your kitchen, as it protects your kitchen wall from getting damaged by the heat and grease produced when you're cooking. A glass splashback is made to be durable and to withstand changes in temperature without breaking. However, it can still get dirty, and a dirty splashback might affect the entire look of your kitchen. It's also important to clean your glass splashback regularly to avoid getting dirt and grease build-up on it, as this can make it look dull and also damage it if left unattended. In order to properly clean your glass splashback, there are a few things you should think about.
You won't need many different supplies to properly clean your glass splashback, but you do need to think about what product you want to use on it. Abrasive cleaners, such as products containing ammonia, can damage the glass surface and make it look even dirtier than before you cleaned it. You can use ordinary dish soap or an all purpose cleaner to get rid of the worst stains, but to clean and polish the glass to perfection, you'll need to use a cleaning product specifically developed for glass products.
The choice of what to wipe the surface with is also an important one. If you use a cloth or a sponge that's too rough, you might scratch the surface irrevocably. Avoid all types of metal cleaning tools, such as steel wool, as these are very probable to cause damage to the glass surface. You should instead opt for ordinary paper towels or a soft cloth. It's also a good idea to keep two cloths at hand. Then you can use one for cleaning, and then keep the other one dry for wiping the surface later. This prevents streaks on the surface from the cleaning.
If your glass splashback is very dirty, like if you have food leftover that has burned on the surface, or if there's a lot of dried grease, a simple wiping might not be enough regardless of what cleaning products you use. If that's the case, then you should boil a pan with clean water on the stove plate closest to the splashback. The steam will help loosen the material from the splashback and make it easier to get off when you're cleaning it. If you have access to a steam cleaner, you can also use that to get the dirt off instead of a pan of hot water.