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General Care & Cleaning; Cleaning Various Parts Of Your Cooktop; Porcelain Enamel Cooktop Cleaning Instructions - Kenmore Gas cooktop Use & Care Manual

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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.
Surfaces
Painted Control Knobs
Control Panel
Stainless Steel
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Cooktop
Surface
Porcelain enamel cooktop cleaning instructions (some models)
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the gas burner are sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers
are cleaned up immediately. Correct and consistent cleaning is essential to maintaining your porcelain enamel cooktop.
If food spills and grease spatters are not removed, they may burn onto the surface of the cooktop and cause permanent
discoloration.
Do not remove any parts from the cooktop until they have completely
cooled and are safe to handle.
Daily Cleaning
For normal soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Wipe off spills and spatters using a clean paper towel or a clean cloth with warm,
soapy water.
3. If needed, use mild household cleaners or a soap-filled steel wool pad.
4. Be sure to rinse off all cleaning solutions or the porcelain may become damaged
during future heating.
For heavy, burned-on soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Use a soap filled scouring pad with warm water or cover heavily soiled spots with a
solution of clear water and ammonia. Scour gently. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean
cloth.
Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners on the cooktop. They can scratch the porcelain.
How to Clean
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.
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. Do not 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 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. 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.
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Do not use a
cooktop cleaner on a hot
cooktop. The fumes can be
hazardous to your health, and
can chemically damage the
cooking surface.
Before cleaning
the surface cooktop, be sure the
controls are turned to OFF and
the cooktop is cool.
DO NOT use
commercial oven cleaners on
the cooktop

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