Care and Cleaning
Cleaning burner grates, caps, heads and glass cooktop
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 cream
directly to the cooktop. Use a clean paper towel
to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the
cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.
Do not use the towel you use to clean the cooktop
for any other purpose.
For heavy, burned on soil:
First, clean the surface as described above. Then,
if soils remain, protect your hand with a potholder
and carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade
scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to
the surface. Remove loosened soils with cooktop
cleaning cream and buff surface clean.
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you
use scrub pad.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if
spilled or melted 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
on previous page). 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
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring
pads, such as metal and some nylon pads.
They may scratch the cooktop, making it
more difﬁ cult 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
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum
Aluminum foil - Use of aluminum foil will damage
the cooktop. Do not use thin aluminum cooking
utensils or allow foil to touch the ceramic cooktop
under ANY circumstances.
Aluminum utensils - The melting point of
aluminum is much lower than that of other metals.
Care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans
are used on the cooktop. If allowed to boil dry,
not only will the utensil be destroyed, but it may
fuse to, break or mark the ceramic glass surface,
permanently damaging the cooktop surface.