how to clean an induction cooktop in 5 easy steps

How To Clean An Induction Cooktop In 5 Easy Steps

GASLAND Induction cooktops can not only enhance your cooking techniques, but they can also elevate your GASLAND kitchen style with smooth, sleek designs. When the surface gets messy, you can quickly and effectively clean it with the right tools and tips. Keep your GASLAND ceramic cooktop looking brand new and learn how to polish it without leaving scratches or stains with this guide.

CLEANING INDUCTION COOKTOP OR RANGE INSTRUCTIONS

After you are done cooking and loading up the dishwasher, likely the only thing standing between you and a pristine GASLAND kitchen is your ceramic glass stove top. Because GASLAND induction cooktops use electromagnetic energy to direct heat to compatible cookware, the cooktop surface itself cools off quickly and is easy to clean. In fact, if spillage occurs with your homemade Bolognese sauce, the GASLAND induction cooktop surface minimizes the chances of burnt-on or charred messes. However, hard water stains and white marks may still occur. No matter the mess, the step-by-step instructions below can help you get your induction cooktop clean.

For best results, is it recommended to always clean your GASLAND ceramic cooktop shortly after using it and after it has cooled down. This process takes roughly two to five minutes with a cleaning solution and a damp cloth. However, sometimes a deeper cleaning is necessary. With a cleaning kit, scraper and nonabrasive pad, your induction cooktop can be cleaned and ready for your next meal in under 30 minutes.

To avoid damage to your GASLAND cooktop, remember to refer to your owner’s manual and follow the directions on all cleaning products before using them.

 

STEP 1: SCRAPE THE COOKTOP SURFACE

For burnt-on grease or residue, wait for the cooktop to cool down so it is warm, but not hot to the touch. Then, hold the scraper as flat as possible to loosen any residue without scratching the glass. Repeat process as needed.

Note: Though induction cooktops do not radiate their own heat through the surface, hot cookware on top can still transfer heat. It’s still best to let it cool after you have removed the cookware and turned off the cooktop.

STEP 2: SPRAY THE COOKTOP SURFACE

Once your cooktop is completely cool to the touch, spray the surface with a cleaning solution or diluted vinegar mix. Let the solution rest for 10 to 15 minutes, and wipe the surface with a soft cloth or cleaning pad.

STEP 3: APPLY CERAMIC CLEANER

Apply a ceramic cooktop cleaner to any stubborn messes. Using a nonabrasive scrubbing pad, rub the affected areas until the residue is loosened. Let the cleaning solution settle to a hazy white film before moving to the next step.

STEP 4: POLISH THE SURFACE

Using a dry cloth, gently wipe and polish the cooktop surface. Continue rubbing until the white film disappears.

STEP 5: REPEAT THE CLEANING PROCESS

After scraping, cleaning and polishing, sometimes stubborn messes still remain. If this is the case, simply repeat steps one through four until your cooktop surface is clean.

  • Step 1: Scrape the cooktop surface.

  • Step 2: Spray the cooktop surface with a diluted vinegar solution or cleaner, then wipe away.

  • Step 3: Treat the surface with ceramic cooktop cleaner.

  • Step 4: Polish the cooktop.

DAILY MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR INDUCTION HOBS

The best way to clean your induction hob is shortly after you are done using it. This daily maintenance helps to ensure that your ceramic glass stovetop stays shiny and smooth. For light or moderate messes, wait until the cooktop has cooled down and clean the surface with a damp sponge and cleanser. For heavy soil or stubborn residue, use a nonabrasive cleanser and scraper to get rid of the mess.

 

WHAT NOT TO USE TO CLEAN AN INDUCTION COOKTOP

To help prevent damage to your induction cooktop, avoid using the following products in your cleanup routine:

  • Steel wool

  • Ferrous scrubbing brushes (brushes with steel bristles)
  • Abrasive powder cleansers
  • Chlorine bleach

  • Rust removers

  • Ammonia

For best results, always refer to your owner’s manual and the instructions on your cleaning products before using them.

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