If you’re looking for tips on how to clean your induction cooktop, then you’ve come to the right place. Since we’ve covered a lot of questions in our Induction Cooktop FAQ, but we really want to go more in-depth about how to take care of these wonderful cooking tools! With traditional cooktops you would need to clean the surrounding surface, burner coils, the spill pan beneath them and then underneath that! Otherwise you start to end up with some pretty funky smells while you’re cooking other things if you’re not diligent. Quick and simple maintenance is all that’s needed to keep an induction cooktop looking brand new for the life of the unit. Yet another reason these are one of the best upgrade to any cooking situation!
How Can You Clean Your Induction Cooktop?
At first glance induction cooktops can look incredibly easy to keep clean, and they are, but there are some things to keep in mind since the glass ceramic surface might suffer scratches and abrasions in the process. For the most efficient results when cooking, it’s best to clean them regularly.
How to Clean Your Induction Cooktop:
Regular Cleaning Tips
- Wipe up any spills after you’re done cooking using a damp sponge.
- Anything beyond light spills use a small amount of cooktop cleaner and rub the spots with a paper towel or damp sponge until the surface is clean.
- Use a dry hand or paper towel to wipe away any remaining moisture.
Heavy Cleaning Tips
- Hardened residue on your induction cooktop should be cleaned with ceramic cooktop cleaner and a cleaner pad, repeating the process as necessary.
- Using a cooktop scraper can help clear up stubborn residue, just avoid applying too much pressure so you don’t scratch the surface.
- Pro Tip: The best and cheapest scrapers out there can be found in the cabinet section of home improvement stores, grab a couple of the “sample” tiles they have for the different colors/textures and you’re good to go!
- For hard water spots use a little diluted white wine vinegar and scrub at them with a sponge.
- To clean the rest of the induction cooktop unit just use a little soapy water and wipe down the stainless steel and control panel.
Induction Cooktop Cleaning No-No’s
- Never use chlorine/bleach or powdery cleaners
- No caustic or flammable cleaners
- No dishwashing soap ON the ceramic glass surface
- No metal scouring pads or the scouring side of a sponge
Induction Cooktop Cleaning Product Recommendations
Now that you know how to clean your induction cooktop we would recommend the Cerma Bryte line of products is excellent for cleaning induction cooktop surfaces, as is the Whirlpool Cooktop Care and Granite Gold Daily Cleaner. If you clean your cooktop regularly you may find that you never need a scraper to remove any spills or build up, though some of the kits do come with a scraper, should you forget to grab a sample chip from the cabinet department at your local home improvement store.
A quality cleaner and attentiveness to any mess that might occur will keep your induction cooktop in excellent shape for the many hours of cooking and years of use to come!
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