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.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts, and
Surface Elements and Drip Bowls
Stainless Steel, Chrome (brushed)
Decorative Trim Cooktop
How to Clean
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difﬁ cult soils 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 ﬁ nish. Commercial glass cleaners recommended for glass
cooktops may also be used.
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 ﬂ at sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Surface elements can be unplugged and removed to make cleaning the drip bowls easier. The
surface elements clean themselves when they are turned on. Food spilled on a hot element
will burn off. Food spilled on a cool element can be cleaned with a damp cloth—any remaining
soil will burn off the next time the element is used. NEVER IMMERSE A SURFACE ELEMENT IN
WATER. To remove surface elements and drip bowls, follow the instructions under General
To clean drip bowls, wash in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher. Rinse and dry while still
warm. Hard-to-remove, burned-on soils can be removed by soaking the drip bowls for about
20 minutes in a slightly diluted liquid cleanser or a solution made of equal parts ammonia and
water. A nylon scrubber may be used after soaking. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or steel
wool, as they will scratch the surface. Always rinse with clean water and polish, and dry with
a soft cloth or paper towel. To replace drip bowls and surface elements, follow the instructions
under General Cleaning.
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 difﬁ cult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper
towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a
soap-ﬁ lled 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.
Cover stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with
clean water and a cloth. A soapy, nylon mesh scouring pad may be used carefully on stainless
steel; not on chrome. Cleaners made especially for stainless steel, chrome or copper are also
recommended. Do not use metal-type scouring pads on brushed chrome. This could cause
the brushed chrome to change to a yellowish tint. Rinse all cleaners before operating cooktop.
Bluish stains may result due to heat combining with the cleaning material and they cannot be
See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop in this Owner's Guide.
CARE & CLEANING