General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS
AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE DIFFICULTY AND
EXTENT OF A MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted and Plastic Control
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and
Knobs, Body Pieces, and
built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to
60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any
of these materials; they can scratch or dull the finish.
Burner Grates, Burner Pans
(some models), Burner Rings
(some models), Cooktop
Wipe the control panel clean after each use. Before cleaning the control panel, turn all
controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off
the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Be sure to squeeze excess water
from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls.
Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. To
replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft;
then push the knob into place.
Clean with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and cloth. Do
not use cleaners with high concentrations
of chlorides or chlorines.
use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made
for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners off from the surface
as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an
paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a
damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with
a clean cloth or paper towel. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become
damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper
ignition and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small
gauge wire or needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these
To remove and replace burner units per your model, see instructions under Sealed
Burner. To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of ammonia and water for 30 to
40 minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive
cleanser and damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30 minutes.
Then replace them, making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT wash burner
units in the dishwasher.
See Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance
in this Use and Care