General Care & Cleaning
and proper cleaning
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop_
Cleaning Creme (P/N 22-40079) to the
ceramic surface. Clean and buff with a paper towel or a 3M Scotch-Brite®
No Scratch Scrub Sponge
(see instructions below). 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. De not use your cooktop as a
cutting board or work surface in the kitchen. De net cook foods
directly on the cooktop surface without a pan. De net drop heavy or
hard objects on the glass cooktop, they may cause it to crack.
To clean the 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
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or a 3M Scotch-Brite®
No Scratch Scrub Sponge to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned
thoroughly, leaving no residue. Do not use the sponge you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.
burned on soil:
First, clean the surface as described above. Then, 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.
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use any scrub pad other than a 3M Scotch-Brite®
Blue Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge.
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
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 illustrated). Allow the cooktop to
cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.