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
AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS
NOW WILL REDUCE THE
DIFFICULTY AND EXTENT OF A MAJOR CLEANING LATER.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted and Plastic
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-
Control Knobs, Body Parts,
up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60
and Decorative Trim
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.
Decorative Trim Cooktop
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.
Glass Cooktop Cleaning
and proper cleaning is essential
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CookTopO 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
cleaning pad. 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. 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
on the cooktop.
Your cooktop is equipped with a Pan Sensing feature which detects any cookware on the
surface. To assure the correct functioning of this feature, never store any cookware on the