Its a great feeling when you first install a new glass stove top and it appears luminous and in pristine condition. These glossy and modern appliances can make cooking fun and easy, but they also require effort and time to clean and keep them looking shiny and new. Without constant upkeep and care, you could end up with a cracked glass stove covered in food and stains.Remember that the quicker you tackle the clutter and stains on your stovetop, the easier it will be to get rid of, and the less likely it is to cause any permanent damage.Follow these tried and tested tips, tricks, and hacks for maintaining your ceramic or glass cooktop.Correct Cookware Is KeyNever use cookware or stoneware with unfinished, rough bases. For example, keep your favourite cast iron away from your stovetop. Pans with rounded bottoms are not recommended. Choose cookware that sits very flat, and when your old cookware begins to wear out, replace it.Keep An Eye On The TemperatureExtreme temperatures can never be good for glass, never place hot dishes or bakeware to cool on the cooktop. Avoid placing anything heavy on the glass cooktop, while the glass may appear to sustain the weight at first, once the cooktop is heated up, the surface will slightly expand and could break or shatter.Follow Correct Cleaning MethodsAlways wait for your stovetop to cool down to room temperature before you start cleaning the cooktop. Always use a soft microfiber cloth, a soft sponge along with a simple dish soap to clean the stovetop. Never use harsh cleaners, scrubs, or metal sponges on your cooktop.Avoid SpillageSpills while cooking heat up and get stuck on the glass and once dry they are a huge challenge to clean especially while cooking sugary substances or while cooking with oil and grease.