Cleaning an induction stove looks aesthetically and adds a fresh appearance of your kitchen. The procedure of cleaning induction stove is not a big deal, especially if you follow the guidelines below. So, how to clean the technique and what do you need?
To start cleaning the hob you should have ordinary accessories used for everyday care. Such as sponge, soft cloth, paper towels, dishwashing liquid (you can take specific cleaners for the type of home appliances), vinegar and special scraper for induction cooker. Scrapers can be different types you can always choose which one you prefer. The most important is if the chosen type is designed specifically for the type of your cooker.
How to clean induction cooktop? Tips for every day
Make sure your stove has cooled down completely before you take over the cleaning of the surface. So, how to clean the induction cooktop? Sponge or cloth soaked in soapy water and mild detergent or a special liquid (e.g., for ceramic tiles). Carefully wipe the surface. If necessary, repeat your actions. Then rinse with water and a paper towel and polish with soft cloth. Spending not much time for a daily treatment, you can help your plate always look shiny.
Removing dirt and grease
To get rid of the layer of dirt and grease, you should use a washing-up liquid and a sponge to wipe. If the surface is really dirty, you can repeat the procedure. Thoroughly rinse the device after soap with a clean damp cloth, wipe the surface with a paper towel. Stripes remaining after cleaning, you can remove through vinegar. You can also buy a special scraper to remove fat. Do not use harsh chemicals or strong cleaning agents, such as for cleaning pots, remove rust, stains, etc.
Once in a week you need to clean entire technique with available means for cleaning glass ceramic, following manual. After applying a cleaner forms a protective film, which, in turn, forms a protective shell that prevents contamination. All dirt remains on the surface of the coating, so is easy to remove it. Then you need to polish the surface with dry clean cloth. It should be no traces of detergents, since due to heating process, cleaner’s action becomes aggressive and can ruin the surface.
Before cleaning induction cooker, it would be good to read attached instructions. Among other things, there is information about how to avoid damage. Some models require special cleaning agents for induction device such as creams or lacquers, which are also commercially available.
Burnt food leftovers
Turn off the stove and remove hot dishes. Any leftovers are removed only when the cooktop is completely cold. Do not use abrasive or steel sponge, as they scratch the surface. Put on kitchen gloves and treat the surface at an angle of 45 degrees. These scrapers can be purchased in the store for the sale of household appliances, making sure that they are designed specifically for cleaning induction hobs. Do not start another cooking until all the burnt remnants are removed.
You should keep everything that could melt in non-heating zones such as plastics, film, and especially sugar and food containing a large amount of it. Leftover containing sugar, you have to remove immediately from the cooking surface even if it is still hot. You can do it with the special scraper blade to avoid damage.
Strong dirt and stains (residue stains, pearlescent) are best removed when the hob is still warm to the touch. To do this, use a commercially available cleaning agents. Burnt food must to be soaked with a wet cloth and then remove the remnants of dirt with scraper for glass ceramic boards.
Shiny places occur due to scratches on the bottom of the pan, especially if you’re used to the pan with aluminum bottom, or because of unsuitable cleaning agents. These scratched places are difficult to remove with ordinary cleaning agents. Purification may have to be repeated several times. For induction stoves, use pans with a flat bottom.
Basically, all information above is necessary for best using technique. But here are some important tips, which you need to know to avoid damage of induction cooktop.
Small pieces of sands that could accidentally get on the stove while peeling potatoes or washing salad can scratch the surface when moving the dishes. Therefore, you should pay attention to the fact that stove have to be perfectly clean.
To clean the lid of technique, cover it with a damp cloth and wait a few minutes, then wipe. Dry with a paper towel.