Ceramic top cooktops make the everyday clean-up in the kitchen a lot easier than other types of cooktops. Unlike the others, you won't have to spend your Saturdays ripping the stovetop apart to get the grease and spills out from under the burners. Unfortunately, the cooktops can become worn with time and develop a film of old food that prevents the burners from heating the surface evenly. If your stovetop isn't heating evenly, there are some things that you can do to undo the damage.
Examine the Burner
Turn on the heating elements and allow them to illuminate fully. Take a good look at each one — do you see any gaps in the red coils? If so, the heating element is damaged and it will need to be repaired. If not, continue with the next steps to clean off the debris and see if that helps improve performance.
Liquid Dish Soap
Liquid dish soap is one of the most effective and safe products to use to lean the ceramic cooktop. All that you'll need to do is squirt a generous amount of soap onto the surface and use a sponge, dampened with hot water to smear it around. Let it sit for a little while and come back to scrub it with the sponge. Rinse well, buff with a dry towel and give it a try.
Tip: When choosing the sponge, make sure that it's not a heavy-duty sponge that will scratch the surface.
Baking Soda Paste
Mix some baking soda with enough water to create a paste. Smear the paste over the surface and cover it with a sheet of plastic wrap. This will keep the baking soda from drying out before it can break down the grease and grime that's coating the burners. Leave the paste sit for a few hours – at least until it has dried under the plastic.
At this point, remove the plastic and pour some white vinegar onto a sponge. Scrub the surface and then rinse it well. This may need to be repeated once or twice if you've been burning things onto the stovetop for a while.
When you get it clean, use the ceramic stove protective sealant product recommended by the manufacturer. As long as you keep up with regular cleanings, you won't run into many problems when it comes to keeping it clean. If cleaning didn't resolve the issue, talk with your local appliance repair technician for further assistance.Share
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