How to Clean an Induction Cooktop

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One more question that came up within the community of consumers is how to clean an Induction Cooktop so if you need some help in performing this task – then take a quick look through this article which will explain it all in a matter of a few minutes.

Clean kitchens are healthy kitchens. If you have an Induction Cooktop you are in luck. These cooktops are easiest to clean and it can be done quickly and efficiently. The Induction Cooktops have a ceramic-glass top surface, which during cleaning can suffer from abrasions and scratches. Here are ways to clean your Induction Cooktop:

Daily Cleaning

Ensure that the Induction Cooktop is powered off and the surface has cooled down completely. Use a damp sponge and wipe off any liquid or food spills off the surface, so that surface is completely clean of any liquid or solid debris. Pour a small amount of ceramic-glass top cleaner and rub with a soft towel until the surface is clean and shiny.

Cleaning for light stains

Put a few drops of ceramic-glass top cleaner directly at the point of stain. Leave it for a minute. Pick up a sponge or cleaning pad. Now swipe the stain away applying a little pressure. Increase pressure while swiping, if the stain is not removed in the first pass. In any case, do not use abrasive cleaner or metallic wool as it will make permanent scratch marks on the surface of the ceramic-glass top.

Cleaning tough stains and burned food debris

If the stain is tough to remove and has hardened then try to remove it using a razor blade scraper. This is a scrapping tool specially designed for this purpose and is available in hardware stores. Scrape the residue using the scrapper while ensuring that it does not scratch the surface of the cooktop. Once the main debris is cleared put a few drops of the liquid ceramic-glass cleaner and swipe away with a cleaning pad apply a little pressure. As the last coat, use some isopropyl alcohol and rub it with a soft cloth to give the surface a shiny look.

Removing melted plastics and sugar spills

Rarely does it happen that you have melted plastic or burnt sugary spill stuck to the surface of your cooktop. Although the risk of these events is small, however, if this happens you have to act quickly. Turn of the cooktop put on an oven glove and use the razor scraper to immediately remove the debris away from the heating surfaces. Once the debris is away from the hot area, safely remove it with paper towels. Next, wait till the surface is cool and then clean the top normally.

Cleaning Stainless steel and plastic parts

To clean any stainless steel part use soapy water wiping with a soft sponge. Same can be done for the plastic knobs and parts if any.

Cleaning metal marks and scratches

Normally the pans and pots should not be dragged on the surface of the cooker top and the pots and pans should be gently put and lifted off the cooker. Always check the bottom surface of all cookware before using on your induction cooktop for any rough spot. Only use pots and pans that have very clean and smooth bottom surface. If some marks and scratches have occurred on the surface of the cooktop, they will not interfere with your cooking but will only look bad cosmetically. There are some scratch removers on the market, but I would not recommend using them.

Things to avoid while cleaning

Make sure that you do not use any hard brushes, steel wool, cleaning powder or any liquid with abrasive content on the ceramic glass top. Only use the cleaning especially meant for ceramic-glass cooktops. Avoid using ammonia or chlorine based cleaning liquids as they may damage the surface permanently. Avoid any caustic or flammable liquid for cleaning your cooktop. Never use kitchen knife or fork to scrape material off the cooktop as it may leave permanent scratches on the surface.

 

Please note also that a range of popular Induction Cooktops is also outlined below – feel free to view larger of compare further by clicking on any of the images provided below…

 

Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own thoughts on how to clean your own induction cooktop by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that people in the community can learn also!

 

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