Depending on how dirty your cooktop is, different cleaning methods will apply.
- If your cooktop is light to moderately dirty, use either cooktop cleaner, hand dishwashing detergent and water, or a baking soda paste. Apply with a non-abrasive cloth or paper towel.
Note: If using hand dishwashing detergent or baking soda paste, make sure to thoroughly rinse and dry your cooktop when done cleaning.
- If your cooktop is very dirty, has metal marking, or brown/gray stains from hard water, clean gently with cooktop cleaner using a non-abrasive cloth or paper towel. Put more cleaner on the cooktop and cover with damp paper towels to keep cleaner from drying out. Let it stand for 30 – 40 minutes. Then you can scrub off any remaining stains.
- If your cooktop has burnt or crusty food on it, you can use a razor to get it off. Hold a razor blade scraper at a 30 degree angle and very carefully scrape off the burned food. Clean the rest of the cooktop with a cleaner.Note: Never use abrasive powders or pads – they could scratch your cooktop.
David B. February 18th, 2010
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