General Care & Cleaning
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.
How to Clean
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
Control Knobs, Body Parts,
built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to
and Decorative Trim
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.
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
in this Owner's Guide.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance
and proper cleaning
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
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
after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning
cream. Metal marks can become permanent if not removed prior to future
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.