Ceramics are delicate just like glass. They require almost the same process of cleaning, like the glass stovetop.
Ceramics just like glass surfaces, do not require much pressure applied during scrubbing, and they do not make use of abrasives otherwise they would wear out the ceramic surface, and give it an unpleasant scratchy appearance.
How to Clean Ceramic Stove Top without Scratching
Since you have a ceramic stovetop, you must certainly be worried about cleaning the surface without getting it scratched. This has been the plight of many homemakers who also use ceramic stovetops.
However, it is not a thing to bother about because there are diverse ways you can get to clean your ceramic stovetop without scratching or giving it an unpleasant appearance.
What you need to do;
First off, you need to get the required tools and the right cleaning agents needed for the job. So get;
- A scrapper
- Glass cleaner
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Mild liquid soap
- Scouring foam
- Paper towel
- Lemon juice
Cleaning with a glass cleaner
Since you have a glass cleaner, you should use it to clean your ceramic stove top. First, dust off the surface of your ceramic stove top, then spray the stove top with the glass cleaner.
Ensure that the spray covers the whole stove top. Allow it sit for few minutes then get the scrapper and begin to work with it against the surface. Use the scraper to scrape off the burnt and dirty stains from the stove top.
Next, wet the foam with water and wipe the surface of the stove top with it until the top is entirely free from soap. Next, wipe the surface with paper towel until it is free from the glass cleaner.
Then if you have a shine spray or white vinegar, spray the stove top until it is shiny. This will give your stove top a shiny appearance with no scratching.
Cleaning with Baking Soda
There will certainly be a time you have heavy stains on your stove top. Again, this is unavoidable but you can get it cleaned up as soon as you notice these heavy or tough stains. Sprinkle some amount of baking soda on the affected area, then spray gently with white vinegar.
Allow this mixture to sit for about thirty minutes. Next, get your mild liquid dish soap and squirt on the affected area. Allow sitting for 10 minutes.
Afterward, get hold of your scraper and begin to scrub the affected area thoroughly. Apply just some little pressure at the tip enough to get the stains completely off the surface.
After this, grab some paper towel to clean the surface or grab a damp and soft kitchen towel to rub across the surface until it is completely dry. You can spray the surface with white vinegar if you wish.
Can you clean stove top with lemon juice?
Absolutely, yes! Lemon juice is not abrasive. You can get one from the store or better still extract some lemon juice from the lemon fruit yourself.
Cut the fruit into two halves, and put the lemon in a pot of water. once the water has been brought to a boil, then you can turn off the heat from the stove, and allow the stove to cool completely.
Next, sprinkle baking soda over the affected areas or over the surface then spray with vinegar, also spray with lemon juice. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes.
You will certainly get some kind of sizzling reaction as a result of the vinegar, the soda, and the lemon juice. After 20-30 minutes, get your scouring foam/pad and begin to rub across the surface. Add some little quantity of mild soap too.
Rub gently at first, then apply little pressure. You will notice that the grime and stubborn dirt will begin to slide out.
Next, get some damp kitchen foam or a towel to wipe off the soapiness.
Once the stove top is clean, wet your paper towel if you have one, wet it with water, and clean the stove top thoroughly. You will see that the stove top has a different sparkle and a nice lemon fragrance added to it. This is as a result of the lemon juice added to it.
Can the Scrapper cause any scratching on your Ceramic stove top?
First off, ceramics are as delicate as glass stove tops. And any hard scratching can hinder the little pigments that make up the ceramic material and this can cause discoloration.
Which will certainly affect the heating process and give you uneven cooking. But the scrapper in itself isn’t a hard tool. It works well for any stove top surface.
And it causes no scratching at all. However, if you are still unconvinced about using the scrapper, you can always opt for SOS pads or very soft kitchen towel will always do the trick.
Meanwhile, some stoves do come with stove pads. This means that, there are stove pads, that have been made exclusively for your stove tops. You can get them in the grocery store.
What about Steel Scouring Pads?
You can’t use any hard tool on your ceramic stove top. This steel scouring pad will cause some scratching on the surface of your ceramic stove top.
So it is best you stay off it if you want to clean your ceramic stove tops.
If you have stubborn and tough stains to fight, you can fight them off with the aid of a scrapper, or you could even soak them in a baking soda, and white vinegar solution. This will help in getting the tough stains out.
Finally, you need to be responsible when handling your ceramic stove top. Your stove top is your workplace in the kitchen and it needs to be clean at all times.
Cleaning your stove top regularly won’t hurt. In fact, when you leave food stains on the stove top for a long time, they tend to cause scratching on the surface even when you don’t intend getting them out.
So these few tips will help you avoid scratching on your ceramic stove top.