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Cleaning the Appliance
Porcelain Enamel
(Cooktop, Surface under
Insert – Control panel
Porcelain enamel cooktop cleaning instructions
DO NOT use a
cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop.
The fumes can be hazardous to your
health, and can chemically damage
the cooking surface.
Before Cleaning the
surface cooktop, be sure the controls
are turned to OFF and the cooktop is
DO NOT use com-
mercial oven cleaners on the exte-
rior surfaces including rangetop and
door frame.
Mild cleaners or soap-filled steel
wool pads.
Hot, soapy water or cleaner
Porcelain Enamel Cooktop Cleaning
Correct and consistent cleaning is essential to maintaining your porcelain enamel
cooktop. If food spills and grease spatters are not removed, they may burn onto
the surface of the cooktop and cause permanent discoloration.
Daily Cleaning
For normal soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Wipe off spills and spatters using a clean paper towel or a clean cloth with
warm, soapy water.
3. If needed, use a soapy steel wool pad or other mild household cleaners.
4. Be sure to rinse off the cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged
during future heating.
For heavy, burned-on soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Use a soap filled scrouring pad with warm water or cover heavely soiled spots
with a solution of clear water and ammonia. Scour gently. Rinse and wipe dry
with a clean cloth.
3. If any soil remains, apply a few drops of a recommended cooktop cleaning
cream on the spots and rub gently using a clean damp cloth or scouring pad.
Buff with a dry cloth until all soil and cream are removed. Frequent cleaning
with the cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective coating wich helps in
preventing scratches and abrasions.
For sugary spillovers:
Sugary spills can chemically damage your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must
begin cleaning the spills while the cooktop is still hot. Use caution when following
the steps below.
1. Turn off all surface units and remove all pans immediately.
2. Wearing an oven mitt, wipe up carefully or move hot spills away from the
element area with a clean damp cloth.
3. Allow the cooktop to cool. Follow the instructions above for heavy, burned-on
COOKTOP CLEANING/POLISHING CREAM can be purchased through Sears parts/
service centers or Sears department stores.
Use a damp sponge or dampened soap pad,
rinse and dry.
Use a clean, soapy, dampened cloth or paper towel,
remove soil and dry. Do not use abrasive products.


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