Black ceramic stove tops are a beauty to behold. They are good enough to serve as a tough cooktop, and they can be resistant to food stains as well.
But the problem with this kind of stovetop is that it is quite sensitive to scratch.
This means that any scratch or any kind of pressure applied on the stovetop can cause scratching and may possibly wear out the stovetop.
And you know how hideous the black ceramic stovetop can be because the color ‘black’ can hide food stains and food particles.
So you can imagine the number of food stains, dirt, and grime that may be lying on your stovetop.
And if care is not taken, your black ceramic stove top may appear to look clean, but in the real sense, the stovetop is blatantly dirty.
How do you know that your black ceramic stove top is dirty?
No matter how dark your stovetop is, you will definitely figure out a dirty stovetop when you see one. The greasy, oily stains can never be ignored.
Neither can the tough stains on the stovetop be avoided as well. You will also notice that the grates have turned from a normal silver color shade to a deep brown stain.
From this site, you are expected to understand that your stovetop needs your attention.
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Cleaning a Black Ceramic Stove Top
You need quite a lot of things. Although most of them are affordable, they are also easy to see in your kitchen. You will need the following;
- Warm water
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Mild liquid dish soap
- Cooktop glass spray
- Soft scrubbing sponge
- Paper towel/dry kitchen towel
Clean with Salt?
No, you can’t. Salt has a coarse texture, and if you do not want to see any scratching on your black ceramic stove top, then you must avoid salt.
Although salt is a good cleaning agent, it is not used in every situation or on every appliance.
Clean with bleach and ammonia?
No! Bleach and ammonia give has the ability to revive a rusted device back to its original state. But these cleaning agents cannot be used in every situation or on every appliance.
This is because every manufacturer specifically designed their product to suit some particular cleaning agents that are not harsh in use.
So when harsh cleaning agents such as ammonia and bleach are used, they tend to destroy the device or weaken its state of use.
Clean with Baking Soda and Vinegar.
This method is usually for tough stains. That means if you have tough stains on your stovetop, then you apply this method.
- Turn off your stovetop, then allow the stovetop to cool. Once this is done, you can now remove the grates and soak them in a bowl of warm soapy water.
- Allow the water to submerge the grates properly.
- Afterward, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the stovetop. Then mix vinegar and a little quantity of water in a spray can and spray the baking soda on the stovetop. Spray until the whole surface is covered with it.
- Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then get a scrapper and begin to scrape the stove top as gently as you can. Applying little or no pressure at all.
- Then after scrapping, sprinkle another round of baking soda, then spray with the vinegar and water mixture then allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
- Afterward, get a soft sponge and begin to scrub the surface. Scrub thoroughly and add some squirts of mild dish soap.
- Once this is done, you can now begin to use the dry towel to clean off the baking soda and vinegar mixture on the stovetop. Clean until there is no more baking soda residue left.
For the grates…,
Lift the grates from the water and begin to scrub with a soft sponge. You will notice that the dirt will begin to fall off easily.
This is because the grates have been soaked in a bowl of warm soapy water, and the mild dish soap has cut through the grime and tough stains.
The heat from the warm water has also helped to loosen the tough stains that were initially on the grate. After scrubbing, wipe the wet grates with some paper towels and place them back on the stovetop.
How To Clean With Warm Water, a kitchen towel, and Mild Liquid Dish Soap
- Allow your hot water to turn warm but not too cold. Next, soak your dry kitchen towel in it, and squeeze it lightly (you can wear your rubber gloves for this part. But if you can endure the heat from the squeezing, then you may go ahead).
- After that, place the warm towel on the tough stains for about 5-10 minutes. After that, remove the towel and add some squirts of dish soap. Leave it to sit for another ten minutes.
- When you return to scrub it with your scraper or soft sponge, you will notice that the tough stains have now loosened. This is due to the heat passed from the towel and also the liquid dish soap.
- Wipe the stove top with the wet towel again to get rid of the soapiness, then wipe finally with a paper towel.
Finally, the black ceramic stove top can be cleaned with a cooktop glass spray. The cooktop glass spray can also take care of every fragment of dirt on the stovetop.
Asides from that, the spray will leave your stove top with some sparkles.
Ensure you clean the stove top regularly so as to avoid every form of hideous stain that may hide under the grates or at the edge of the burner.
Also, ensure that you pay excessive attention to your black ceramic stove top and keep looking out for any form of scratching or the other.