How to maintain and clean your ceramic smooth top.
Giving proper maintenance to your ceramic flat top range Surface is something that could be easy or complicated depending on how you approach it. In this article, we are going to give you some simple tips on how you can keep this process as simple as you can and without having to lose any valuable time doing it.
Ceramic top stoves are comparatively easy to clean and maintain. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that the longer you wait to clean them, the harder it will be to get rid of all the stains. And you will have more trouble getting certain stains and food remains to come out. The first thing that we would advise is that you always take the time to clean the stove right away after use. Just wait for it to cool down after use and then wipe it immediately afterward.
It's going to save you a lot of time and effort because none of the stains will build up the crust and be harder to remove. Cleaning it right away could take 30 seconds while cleaning it regular could take 5 to 10 minutes of a big cleanup.
Also, consider cleaning it every day because this will mean you are never going to spend more than one minute doing it. If you take longer than that, you will notice that the buildup of stains and residue is going to develop into harder crusts that will require scrapping and scrubbing for longer periods of time.
If you ever find that there is a stain of food or grease that seems stuck, you should pour some water and cleaner on it to let it soak for a while. Then you can come back, and it will probably be much softer. If you happened to have a massive crust and burned material son the stove top, you need to get the
- Dish Soap
- Baking Soda
- Scratchy Pad
- Wash Cloth
- Microfiber cloth (optional but worth it)
Before you start to get to work on the area, you should wipe it with a wet washcloth to get rid of as much as you can. Then you need to take you scraper and start scrapping away until all of the crust is removed. The good thing is that more than 90% of the burned food will come off when you scrap it. Once you are done, clean up the area with the cloth again and see what is left. This process will not damage your smooth top surface, but best make ready for the next step.
Take the baking soda and spread it all over the surface and then place a wet cloth over the baking soda and smooth top and leave for a short time approx 15/20 mins should be okay.
Now grab your scratchy pad (green side of a sponge) and put some baking soda on it. You should use this for the leftover food debris, so scrub with it until you see nothing left. One you are done with that just apply the dish soap to wash the area once again and finish it off with some water to get rid of any soap residue. Conclude with a rub from the microfiber cloth to shine and the whole process should not take more than 5 to 6 minutes, and the Surface should now look perfect.
Always keep in mind that daily cleaning will always help you avoid this problem. The best advice we can give you is to clean up the area quickly after every use as the heat from cooking will bake items on and make cleanup harder. It's going to make it even easier to get rid of any stains and avoid the formation of a hard crust.
Now that you know what to do, just remember to be consistent with your cleaning habits and you should be able to keep the area looking great for longer periods of time without any hassles.