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 CLEANING WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts, and
Surface Elements and Drip
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Decorative Trim Cooktop
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult 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
finish. 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. Excesswater inor 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.
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 SURFACEELEMENT IN WATER. To remove surface
elements and drip bowls, follow the instructions under General Cleaning.
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, asthey 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 difficult 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-filled scouring
pad. Rinseand 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 removed.
See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop in this Owner's Guide.