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General Care & Cleaning; Cooktop Cleaning Maintenance - Kenmore 790.4280 Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface (on the
web visit for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or no-scratch
cleaning pad. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective
finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal
markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately
after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can
become permanent if not removed prior to future use.
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or
scratch the cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across the
cooktop. Do not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the
kitchen. Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan. Do not
drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, because they may cause it to
Cleaning Recommendations for Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can
chemically damage the ceramic-glass surface.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a non-abrasive plastic type
no-scratch pad to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a non-abrasive plastic
type no-scratch pad, applying pressure as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.
If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface.
Remove loosened soils with cooktop cleaning cream and buff surface clean.
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Do not use the following on the ceramic cooktop
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some
nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean.
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven
cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil or
lint on the cooktop which can burn and cause discoloration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use an
abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning products that have been specifically designed
for ceramic glass cooktop.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic
cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if
not removed immediately. After turning the surface elements OFF, use a razor blade
scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illus-
trated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.
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