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.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts,
and Decorative Trim
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Decorative Trim Cooktop
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTop® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface
(on the web visit www.sears.com for replacement cooktop cleaner, item number 40079). Buff with a non-abrasive
cloth or no-scratch cleaning pad. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop clean-
ing cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
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 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.
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.
See Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance in this Use & Care Guide.
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal
markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immedi-
ately 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. Do not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the
kitchen. Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan. Do
not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, because they may cause
it to crack.