Ceramic stove-tops look beautiful when you first buy them. They're shiny and clean, that is, until you begin cooking with your beautiful new stove. Accidentally spilling hot greasy liquid, or water that splatters all over your stove top can make it look a little less appealing. Scrubbing it the wrong way can cause damage to your ceramic. See below for tips on how to properly clean your ceramic stove-top.
Things You'll Need:
- Baking Soda
- Clean Rag
- Bowl Full Of Hot Water
- Remove Your Grates And Burners. Remove your grates and burners (if they are removable). Soak them in hot, soapy water to help remove grease, dirt and dust. Use your sponge or a scrubber to help remove tougher stains. Spray them down later with clean water to clean the soap off.
- Soak Your Rag. Fill your bowl with hot water and soak your rag inside. Set it aside.
- Sprinkle Baking Soda And Vinegar. Sprinkle your stove-top with baking soda and vinegar. You can use a spray bottle to spray the vinegar evenly on your stove-top. Allow it to settle on your stove-top for a few minutes.
- Wring Out Your Rag. Remove your clean rag from your water bowl and wring out most of the water. Set your rag on top of your stove-top and move around the baking soda/vinegar mixture on your stove-top.
- Scrub With Your Sponge. Use your sponge and scrub your stove-top. The baking soda and vinegar should have loosened up most of the grease and hard stains. Scrub your stove-top in small circles, paying special attention to the area around your burners.
- Rinse With Warm Water. Use warm water and a clean rag to rinse off your stove-top.
- Repeat. Repeat the process if necessary, if you still have stains on your stove-top.
You can keep this nice shiny appearance on your stove-top longer, by applying a coat of wax to your ceramic stove-top. Use car wax and follow the directions on the back of the wax package. Be sure to only apply the wax when your stove is cooled down, never when it's hot.
You can re-wax your stove-top every two to three months, or after each time you deep clean, to keep it looking shiny and new. The wax will help make cleaning your stove-top easier after each time you cook.
Cleaning your stove-top can be done easily, with a few natural,non-toxic ingredients, and without damaging the surface of your stove-top. If your stove has been damaged previously, consider taking it to an appliance repair service to have it restored. Then you can use these tips to keep it looking good going forward.