Cleaning An Induction Cooktop: Useful Tips
Over the last few years, induction cooktops have revolutionised the way people cook their meals. Instead of relying on a gas stove, a lot of people are opting for induction cooktops as they cook faster than gas stoves. If you have an induction cooker and wondering how to clean it, we have rounded up a few useful tips:
1. Turn off your induction cooktop before cleaning: One of the most important things to remember is to switch off and unplug the induction cooktop before cleaning. Wait until the surface is cool. Pouring any surface cleaning liquid on the hot area can damage the cooking surface. It can also cause spots on the surface that will ruin the aesthetic appeal of your cooktop.
2. Use only cooktop cleaner: Use liquid cleaners designed for cleaning the ceramic surfaces. In case, you can’t find them, use filtered water or white vinegar to clean the surface. Harsh chemicals and chlorine-based bleaching agents can damage the heating surface.
3. For gentle stains wipe with a microfibre cloth: No matter how stubborn the stain is, you should not use steel wool or plastic scrubber to clean the cooking spills. Anything abrasive will scratch the hot plate, causing permanent damage to the surface. Once the smoothness of the cooktop is compromised, it will become difficult for you to clean the surface in the future. Just put a small drop of cleaner on the surface and gently wipe it with a microfibre cloth or a soft cloth or a paper towel. Before cleaning it, just make sure that the surface is not hot. For hardened residue, just repeat the process a couple of times.
4. Don’t let stains sit for long: One of the best ways to avoid spillage is to not overfill the pots and pans. If there are any spills, wait for the cooking surface to cool down. Take a damp cloth or soft sponge to wipe off all the spills. Making this a daily habit will prevent food spills from hardening on the surface.
5. For tougher stains use a scraper: If there is a hardened residue which is not going despite repetitive cleaning, use a cooktop scraper. Note use only a scraper meant for induction cooktop. Don’t use a spoon or a fork or for that matter a razor. Gently use the scraper to remove the hardened residue and wipe the surface off with a soft moist cloth. Don’t put a lot of pressure with the scraper as it can ruin the heating surface.
We hope these tips will come handy the next time you have to clean your induction cooktop!
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