Are Glass Splashbacks Easy to Clean?

Glass splashbacks are designed to protect your kitchen walls from heat, moisture, and food debris when you are busy cooking. But are they easy to clean?
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Are glass splashbacks easy to clean? In short, yes, they are easy to clean and maintain. 

Glass splashbacks are attractive statement pieces found in modern kitchens. Their classic appearance adds a hint of elegance to your kitchen. You can find them in several different shades and designs. 

Glass splashbacks are designed to protect your kitchen walls from heat, moisture, and food debris when you are busy cooking. 

They are becoming increasingly popular because of their durability and low maintenance. Glass splashbacks can help save you large amounts of money in remedial building costs in the long-term.

Investing in a glass splashback will keep your kitchen looking beautiful and in optimal condition for many years. While they are easy to maintain, they do require proper cleaning to keep their sparkle alive. 

In this article, we focus on the do’s and don’ts of cleaning glass splashbacks and answer some of the questions you may have regarding these glass kitchen pieces.

What tools and products do I need to clean glass splashbacks?

The good news is that cleaning glass splashbacks requires very little effort. But it is important to note that glass splashbacks are subjected to different types of damage when compared to glass doors, for example. 

Glass splashbacks may be covered with a residue of grease, oil, and food debris. So they will require a different cleaning routine. 

Glass splashbacks should be gently cleaned with non-abrasive, mild soaps or chemicals. 

Let’s take a look at the different tools and products you can use to clean your glass splashback. 

Use a lint-free cloth

No matter how strong the glass of your splashback is, if you scrub it with wire wool or plastic bristle brushes, you will scratch the glass surface. A vinyl sponge will do the job if you are trying to remove tough stains.

Lint-free cloths are effective for cleaning glass splashbacks. If you do not have a lint-free cloth, you could also use a microfiber cloth. They are also effective at removing stains from your glass splashback without damaging the glass. 

Avoid wiping off cleaning chemicals with a paper towel, as these can break into pieces, leaving lint all over your glass splashback. You could use newspaper to wipe off chemicals, but a lint-free cloth is better. 

Use non-abrasive cleaning chemicals

The best option for cleaning your splashback is a glass cleaner. You can also use methylated spirits, hot soapy water, or white vinegar.

White vinegar is a natural and affordable cleaning agent that can effortlessly remove grease from your glass splashback in no time. The acid in the vinegar breaks down grease molecules, allowing you to wipe them away more easily. Just pour some white vinegar into a spray bottle and you are good to go!

It is best to avoid using tap water when cleaning your splashback, as this can leave behind unattractive streaks.

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How to clean glass splashbacks

Now that you know what tools and products you require, it’s time to start cleaning your glass splashback. 

Cleaning your splashback is a quick and easy process. The steps below serve as a guide to help you clean your glass splashback.  

Step 1

Gather all your tools and cleaning solutions together before you start. 

Step 2

Spray your cleaning solution evenly across your glass splashback. Make sure you spray the solution from a distance. 

Do not spray too much onto the splashback. The more wet your glass splashback is, the higher the chance of the solution leaving streaks on the surface. 

Step 3

Use a lint-free cloth to wipe the solution off. Make sure you place the cloth in the same direction as you work your way through the glass splashback. 

Do not focus on cleaning one area of the glass splashback. This leaves behind an untidy finish. 

Step 4

Once you have thoroughly cleaned your glass splashback, it’s time to buff it. This is a simple process where you need to use a lint-free cloth to wipe the surface again. 

This process reduces streaks and gives a sparkling finish to your splashback. 

Tips for cleaning glass splashbacks

Once you have installed glass flashbacks in your kitchen, the next step is to maintain them. Cleaning them regularly is important to keep the glass looking brand new. 

To get that clean, fresh, bright look on your glass splashback, you need to ensure it is properly cleaned. We have shared some tips below to help you. 

Clean your splashback regularly

The best way to keep your glass splashback spotless is to clean it on a regular basis. Give your splashback a good clean every two weeks.

It is always easier, and also more hygienic, to clean stains when they are fresh. Even though glass splashbacks are stain-resistant, wipe spills and splashes off as they occur. 

Don’t stick to one cleaning product

Use a variety of cleaning products to clean your glass splashback. Do not rely on one product to clean all types of dirt. 

A glass cleaner is perfect for cleaning glass, but when it comes to grease stains, you need to use a product that will remove grease, like white vinegar or oven cleaners. 

However, for regular cleaning, dish soap or a glass cleaner should be good enough. 

Alternate cloths

While lint-free cloths are efficient at cleaning glass splashbacks, you may not have one on hand. In cases like these, you can look for alternatives such as squeegees. 

When you use a squeegee, wipe the glass cleaner off your splashback using an s-motion. 

Clean on overcast days

No matter what cleaning solution you use, it is most likely going to streak while the sun is out. 

When liquid dries faster than you can wipe it off, it causes streaks. On sunny days, the heat speeds up the drying process and causes unsightly streaking. 

To achieve a streak-free sheen on your glass splashback, clean on a cloudy day. It gives you more time to wipe off the cleaning solution. 

Final thoughts

As you now know, glass splashbacks are easy to clean. 

Not only are they visually appealing, but glass splashbacks also protect your walls from grease, oil, and grime. They are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance, which makes them a fantastic choice for any household. 

We hope our article helped you understand how to clean and maintain your glass splashback.

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No one wants a messy kitchen. Having Clear Image Glass install a splashback into your kitchen will go a long way to keeping it looking new. 

Splashback protect the wall behind your cooking surface from burning and becoming covered in fats and oils, but they can also add a splash of colour to one of the busiest rooms in your home.

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