How to clean your induction and radiant cooktops: A step-by-step guide

How to clean your induction and radiant cooktops: A step-by-step guide

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Induction and radiant cooktops have transformed the culinary landscape, providing efficiency and a contemporary look to our kitchens. Yet, merely wiping them down after cooking isn't enough to preserve their modern aesthetic and excellent performance. These advanced cooktops deserve attentive care to uphold their sophisticated appeal and functionality.

In this comprehensive guide, Electrolux walks you through the essential steps to effectively clean both induction and radiant cooktops, emphasizing the correct cleaning ingredients and techniques to achieve optimal results.

Cleaning ingredients to use for your induction and radiant cooktops

What is safe to use on induction and radiant cooktops?

Maintaining the cleanliness of your induction and radiant cooktops necessitates the use of appropriate cleaning agents. Opt for mild yet potent solutions such as dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar, known for their effective stain and grime removal properties. These cleaning agents ensure a thorough cleanup without posing any harm to the delicate surfaces of induction and radiant cooktops.

In addition to gentle cleansers, microfiber cloths or soft, non-abrasive sponges are ideal tools to partner with the cleaning agents. Their smooth texture enables effective wiping without scratching or damaging the surface.

What not to use on induction and radiant cooktops?

Exercise caution and avoid using harsh or abrasive materials that can compromise the integrity of your induction and radiant cooktops. Stay away from abrasive scrubbing pads, steel wool, chlorine bleach cleaners, flammable substances, caustic cleansers, and powdery cleaning agents. These materials can inflict permanent damage, leaving undesirable marks or scratches on the cooktops.

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How to clean an induction cooktop in 5 steps

How to clean an induction cooktop in 5 steps

Induction cooktops, revered for their efficiency and contemporary design, require specific care to retain their pristine look and optimal functionality. Here’s a comprehensive step-by-step guide to effectively clean your induction cooktop:

Step 1: Gather your supplies

To begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • Safe radiant cooktop scraper
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Mild kitchen detergent
  • White vinegar
  • Water

Step 2: Scrape off residues

Ensure your induction cooktop has cooled down. Using the induction cooktop scraper, gently scrape off any residues. Maintain a flat angle to avoid scratching the surface. This step is crucial to remove any burnt-on or stubborn residues.

Step 3: Clean with soapy water

Mix mild kitchen detergent with water to create a soapy solution. Apply this solution to the cooktop surface. Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the surface in circular motions. Concentrate on areas with tough stains or spills. The soap will help break down the grease and grime.

Step 4: Rinse and dry

After cleaning, rinse the cooktop thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Ensure there is no leftover detergent on the surface. Use a dry cloth to wipe away water spots and dry the surface completely. A dry surface prevents water stains and maintains the shine.

Step 5: Polish for shine

To achieve that sparkling, streak-free shine, buff the cooktop with a dry cloth. Use small, circular motions to bring out the best in your induction cooktop. A polished surface not only looks great but also helps prevent future stains.

>>> Read more: Things you need to know about induction cooking

How to clean a radiant cooktop in 4 steps

Follow these steps to keep your radiant cooktop looking pristine:

Step 1: Gather cleaning supplies

To begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • Cleaning detergent
  • Microfiber cloth
  • A newspaper

Step 2: Clean up food splatters

Ensure the cooktop has cooled down. Gently scrape off any residues using the radiant cooktop scraper, keeping the scraper flat against the surface. This step is crucial for removing any remnants of cooked-on food or spills.

Step 3: Clean with soapy water

Prepare a mixture of mild kitchen detergent and water. Apply this solution to the cooktop using a microfiber cloth. Clean the surface thoroughly, paying extra attention to any spills or grease marks. The soapy water will help break down the dirt and grime.

Step 4: Wipe out the surface using a microfibre cloth

After cleaning, buff the cooktop with a dry cloth using circular motions. This will enhance its shine and remove any remaining streaks. A polished surface not only looks appealing but also helps in preventing future stains.

If you find some tough spots that need more cleaning, you can use a scrunched-up piece of old newspaper. The newspaper is a bit rougher than a cloth but still soft, so it won't scratch the surface. Just be sure to try it on a small hidden area first to make sure it doesn't cause any damage.

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Extra tips to maintain your induction and radiant cooktops

Maintaining the shine and efficiency of your induction and radiant cooktops is simple with these helpful tips:

  • Daily wipe down: After each cooking session, wipe down the cooktop using a damp sponge and a mild cleanser. This helps in preventing the buildup of grime and ensures your cooktop stays smooth and shiny.
  • Avoid delayed cleaning: Don't wait to clean spills or food residue. Promptly clean up any spills, especially sugary or sticky substances, as they can harden and become difficult to remove later.
  • Use suitable utensils: When cooking, opt for utensils and cookware that are compatible with induction and radiant cooktops. Stainless steel and magnetic stainless-steel pots and pans are ideal choices as they conduct heat efficiently without scratching the cooktop.
  • Gentle scrubbing: If dealing with stubborn dirt or burnt food, use a non-abrasive scraper suitable for your cooktop. Gently scrub the affected area to avoid any damage.
  • Weekly sanitisation: Once a week, spray a bit of glass cleaner on the cooktop and wipe it down. This not only keeps the surface clean but also helps in sanitizing it.

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Enhancing culinary safety with Electrolux stoves and hobs: A sustainable approach

Enhancing culinary safety with Electrolux

Electrolux induction and radiant cooktops embody a commitment to safety and efficiency, showcasing an array of integrated features that ensure both a secure cooking environment and optimal food quality. Explore how Electrolux prioritizes your safety and elevates your culinary experiences:

  • Residual heat indicator: The residual heat indicator is a valuable safety feature that remains active after you've used the cooktop. It signals whether the surface is still hot, reducing the risk of accidental burns even after you've finished cooking.
  • AutoOff: This feature automatically turns off the cooktop after a predetermined period of inactivity, ensuring no energy is wasted and minimizing potential risks associated with leaving the cooktop on unintentionally.
  • Auto heat-up: Electrolux cooktops are equipped with auto heat-up functionality, allowing the surface to reach the desired temperature swiftly and precisely.
  • Child lock: Safety is paramount, especially in households with young children. The child lock feature on Electrolux cooktops prevents accidental operation, giving you peace of mind.

By incorporating Electrolux stoves & hobs into your kitchen, you not only prioritize your safety and cooking efficiency but also contribute to a sustainable way of life. Efficient ingredient management and precise cooking align with sustainable practices, empowering you to make conscious choices for a better future.

Read our Stove & Hob Buying guide to choose the best appliance for your kitchen.

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FAQs about cleaning induction and radiant cooktops

  • How often should I clean my induction and radiant cooktop?
    It's advisable to clean your induction and radiant cooktop after every cooking session. Regular cleaning prevents stubborn stains, maintains a sparkling surface, and ensures efficient performance over time.
  • Can I use glass cleaner on an induction and radiant cooktop?
    Yes, you can use a glass cleaner, but ensure it's a gentle, non-abrasive type. Harsh chemicals can damage the surface. Apply the cleaner and wipe gently to maintain a clear, streak-free appearance on your cooktop.
  • How do you get burnt marks off an induction and radiant cooktop?
    To remove burnt marks, use a specialized cooktop cleaner or a mixture of mild detergent and water. Apply it to the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes to soften the marks, then gently scrub with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge.
  • How can I use vinegar to clean my glass cooktop?
    Create a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. Apply this to your glass cooktop and allow it to sit for a few minutes to loosen dirt and grime. Then, gently clean the surface using a soft cloth, ensuring not to scratch the glass.
  • Can I use baking soda on my glass cooktop?
    Yes, you can use a paste made from baking soda and water to tackle tough stains on your glass cooktop. Apply the paste to the stains, let it sit for a while, and then gently scrub with a soft cloth to remove the stains without scratching the glass.
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