1. Basic Care
- Black and white cooktops have different requirements for care, but they do have a few things in common. Grains of sugar or salt from cooking, or dirt particles from the air can land on the cooktop, so it’s important to wipe the surface clean before and after each use. Also remember to wipe the bottoms of your pots and pans!
Be sure to wipe up any spills from boil overs as quickly as possible. Sugary foods like chocolate, fudge, or jellies can harden quickly and become almost impossible to remove. If any syrupy foods boil over or spill onto your cooktop, lower the heat immediately. When the unit temperature lowers to a safe degree for your hands, wipe off the spill. Be careful of the hot liquid, it can cause burns! If burned-on food still remains after you attempt to wipe it off, scrape it off using the flat edge of a razor blade. Don’t use the blade straight up, since it can scratch the glass. You can purchase a holder to use with razor blades, and some cooktop cleaning products include a razor blade with a holder.
Black Cooktop Cleaning and Care
- Light soils- clean the cooled surface of your cooktop with dishwashing soap and some warn water, then completely and dry the cooktop with paper towels.
For tough stains- rub the glass with a vinegar-soaked paper towel. Don’t use vinegar on any metal parts. Rinse completely. Repeat as needed.
Never use steel-wool pads, gritty cleaners or cleaners made for white cooktops. They will scratch your black cooktop.
If you’d like to polish your clean cooktop, use a polish that’s made just for black cooktops. Rub it on briskly using a paper towel, and use a clean paper towel to polish the surface and remove any residual product.
White Cooktop Cleaning and Care
- For burned-on problems other than sugary foods, let the cooktop cool so that it won’t burn your hands. Use a plain, untreated nylon or plastic scrubber pad and cooktop cleaner to scour off as much of the food as you can. If you can’t remove everything that way, use the flat edge of a razor blade for hardened syrupy foods.
For hard-to-clean areas, use baking soda on a damp paper towel, then rinse well. Never use scouring cleansers or powders, steel-wool pads, oven cleaner or any rust-removing products.
If you notice brownish colored scars on your cooktop, they were caused by things such as dirt, grit, salt or sugar. You won’t be able to remove these marks. You can help to prevent further damage by keeping a protective coating of cleaner on your cooktop, wiping the surface before cooking to remove any stray dirt particles and wiping the bottoms of your pots and pans before use.
Other brown or gray stains can be caused by mineral deposits in your water or certain foods. You owners manual may also contain a few great tips as well!