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Care And Cleaning Of Stainless Steel - Kenmore Electric cooktop Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass 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 surface.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a non-abrasive
plastic type no-scratch pad to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a non-abrasive
plastic type no-scratch pad, applying pressure as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any
onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if not removed
immediately. 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.
Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop:
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and
some nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more
difficult to clean.
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven
cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil
or lint on the cooktop which can burn and cause discoloration.
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils
Aluminum foil
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any circumstances.
Aluminum utensils
Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of other metals, care must be taken when aluminum
pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry may permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing to, or marking it.

Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel

Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining
the appearance of stainless parts. Refer to the General Care & Cleaning table for detailed cleaning instructions.
other purpose.
If soils remain, carefully scrape them with a metal razor blade scraper,
holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface. Remove loosened
soils, then apply a few drops of cleaning cream and buff surface clean.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if
you use an abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning products that
have been specifically designed for ceramic glass cooktop.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled or melted
(some models)



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