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Cleaning black cooktop surface - what products to use.


It is recommended that you use a straight edge razor blade and push in one direction to remove anything stuck to the surface of a glass cook top. Stubborn, cooked on, substances can be cleaned by scrubbing with a light abrasive cook top cleaner and/or a green kitchen scrub pad. The green srub pads are considered non-abrasive and safe for cook tops. You can also use liquid dish detergent (such as Dawn) to break through grease and grime. DO NOT use steel wool, SOS pads, or any scouring powders. These products can permanently scratch or dull the finish on your cook top. If you have any questions please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Apr 27, 2010 | Jenn-Air JGR8850 Gas Kitchen Range

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Proper Use and Care of Ceramic Glass Cooktops


Here's some helpful tips that can hopefully ensure many years of quality use of your ceramic glass cook-top.


NOTE: It is important to maintain PROPER care of your ceramic glass cook top as they can be very expensive to replace. Prices vary between models, but most are in the $200 to $300 range. With added labor charges, this repair can cost over $600 from an appliance repair company.


WARRANTIES: Most manufacturer warranties DO NOT cover cosmetics. That is, if your cook-top paint starts to wear off from normal use, or from the selection of cookware you choose to use, manufacturers typically WILL NOT replace it. Warranties also DO NOT cover accidents such as dropping something on the top and chipping or breaking it. Some warranties WILL cover, however, blistering, warping and heat related breakage that were no fault of the consumer (as long as you were using the recommended cookware). It is important to become familiar with, and follow, all the manufacturer's use and care instructions that come with your range.


CERAMIC GLASS CHARACTERISTICS:

It is normal for the ceramic glass to change color when heated. This is especially true for lighter colored surfaces. The color should return to normal when cooled. It is also normal for the enameled or painted areas on the cook top to show signs of wear and fade over time. Proper cleaning and cookware selection can extend the cook top appearance.

It is NORMAL for the radiant heat surface elements to glow red and cycle on and off. There is a thermostat associated with each individual element that regulates the temperature. The frequency at which the elements cycle on and off is determined by the heat setting.

PROPER COOKWARE:

Use ONLY flat bottomed cookware for the best results of heat transfer from the surface elements. Cookware with warped, rounded or ribbed bottoms can cause uneven heat transfer which can result in uneven heating of the cooking surface and cause damage to the cook-top such as cracking and/or permanent surface discoloration.

An easy test you can use to determine the flatness of your cookware, is to turn the cookware upside down and place a ruler across the surface. As you rotate the ruler around the surface perimeter, you should not see any light along the ruler edge where it meets the surface. Cookware with slight indentions or expansion grooves can still be used, however.

Make sure the cookware bottom is always clean and dry before use to prevent any foreign matter from burning to the cook-top surface and leaving stains. ALWAYS place your cookware on the cook-top surface BEFORE turning the surface elements on.

Make sure the selected cookware matches the size surface element in use. The cookware surface should NOT exceed one inch beyond the radiant surface element surface.

COOKWARE CHARACTERISTICS:

The material of the cookware you select will determine how well it transfers heat and how evenly it cooks. The ideal cookware should be of medium to heavy thickness.

NOTE: A non-stick surface will take on the characteristics on the base metal used. (i.e., non-stick over aluminum, will take on the heating characteristics of aluminum).

*ALUMINUM - Heats quickly and evenly, light weight, suitable for all types of cooking tasks.

*COPPER - Heats quickly and evenly, light weight, suitable for all types of cooking tasks.

*Both aluminum and copper are great when used as a core metal cover with a non-stick or enamel surface. However, when used as a base metal, alone, they can leave metal transfer marks on the cook-top surface which will have to be cleaned immediately following use.

GLASS or CERAMIC - Heats slowly and unevenly, may scratch cook-top surface if there are any rough edges, best results are when using low or medium heat settings.

CAST IRON - Heats slowly and evenly, maintains heat for slow cooking, great for browning and frying, rough on cook-top surfaces, may scratch.

STAINLESS STEEL - Heats quickly and unevenly, a base or core of aluminum or copper can provide more even heating.


DO's and DON''T's:

DO NOT store heavy items, such as jars, cans, pots and pans above the cook-top surface. Any inadvertent dropping on the cook-top surface and cause cracks or shattering.

DO NOT lay hot lids on the cook-top surface. Heated air can become trapped under the lid creating a hot spot as the rest of the cook-top surface cools. The cook-top surface could potentially crack when the lid is removed.

DO NOT slide cookware across the cook-top surface. LIFT cookware as much as possible when moving from surface to surface. This will minimize metal transfer marks and scratching.

DO NOT cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers. The aluminum could potentially melt and may not be able to be removed from the cook-top surface.

DO NOT store anything on the cook-top surface that could melt (such as plastic and aluminum foil). Once melted to the surface, some of these substances may not be able to be removed.

DO NOT store empty pots and pans on the cook-top surface.

DO NOT attempt to use the cook-top surface while the oven is on a self-cleaning cycle. The oven super heats to temperatures in excess of 500 degrees and causes radiant heat to be exhausted from the oven vent on the stove surface.

DO NOT use a cook-top that is cracked. Any spill overs could potentially leak into the radiant heat elements and create an electrical hazard.

DO clean up any spills from the cook-top surface that contains milk or sugar. You may allow the cook-top surface to cool in order to safely clean, but do not allow these substances to remain on the cook-top for extended periods. If not removed, these substances can cause permanent discoloration and stains.

DO wipe down the cook-top prior to, and immediately following use, to maintain the surface appearance.

DO NOT attempt to cook any foods directly on the cook-top surface without a pan!

CLEANING and CARE:

Clean all spills and boil overs immediately.

Any substances that become adhered to cook-top surface can be removed by wiping up excess with hot soapy water and a kitchen sponge.

Use a non-abrasive pad (the green kitchen pads are considered non-abrasive) and a straight edge razor blade, pushing in one direction to remove stubborn particles.

Some metal transfer marks (copper and aluminum) may be removed by simply wiping cook-top surface with a damp sponge. Any remaining marks can often be removed with an approved cook-top cleaner.

Use only approved, non-abrasive cook top cleaner to keep the surface clean and polished.

DO NOT use scouring pads that will dull or damage cook top surface (i.e., steel wool or SOS pads).

DO NOT use any harsh chemicals such as ammonia or bleach that can etch or dull cook-top surface.

on Apr 19, 2011 | Cooktops

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Need new stainless steel top.


  • Firstly clean with DeBruce Polish to clarify area.
  • you may have to "re-grain" those finely scratched areas.
  • Blend or "scratch out" the misdirection scratch's with new "controlled" scratching, useing a 3M scotch brite #7447 you get at auto parts store (Nappa). Use medium very firm pressure.
  • -Re-clean with DeBruce Polish. Touch ups are now a breeze
  • DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and non abrasive and perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and Non Abrasive. DeBruce is perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. NO NEED TO REPLACE. We buy DeBruce at debrucepolish.com.


    Feb 16, 2010 | Tappan TGF657 Gas Kitchen Range

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    Cook top burner is scratched suface seems to be


    Sorry but no repair to remove the scratches. Only way is to replace the top which is very expensive.

    Feb 01, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

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    I have scratches on the edge of the oven in front


    Use 3m Scotch brite #7447 or 220 grit sand paper depending on the severity of scratch. Always finish any sanding by blending with the #7447 pad. Use DeBruce Polish, we use DeBruce Polish on all of our stainless steel. DeBruce Polish also works on glass cook tops. We get DeBruce Polish at debrucepolish.com.

    Jan 27, 2010 | Thermador PSC364GDZS Gas Cooktop

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    How do I get scratches off the smooth cook top on my range?


    DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and non abrasive and perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and Non Abrasive. DeBruce is perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. . We buy DeBruce at debrucepolish.com.

    This IS the answer for cleaning an maintaining. Will not remove the heavy scratching in glass.

    Jan 16, 2010 | Amana ACF4215 Electric Kitchen Range

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    I have scratches on my stove top, what can I do to erase them?


    DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and non abrasive and perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. DeBruce Polish is Odorless, Non-Toxic and Non Abrasive. DeBruce is perfect on stainless steel, glass cook tops, polished granite marble and more. We buy DeBruce at debrucepolish.com.
  • Firstly clean with DeBruce Polish to clarify area.
  • you may have to "re-grain" those finely scratched areas.
  • Blend or "scratch out" the misdirection scratch's with new "controlled" scratching, useing a 3M scotch brite #7447 you get at auto parts store (Nappa). Use medium very firm pressure.
  • -Re-clean with DeBruce Polish. Touch ups are now a breeze

  • Dec 23, 2009 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

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    Small scratches on side caused by removal of counter top


    Scotch brite 3M pad #7447 or more aggressive 180 grit sandpaper. After scratch removal use DeBruce Polish, it is non-toxic and odorless. DeBruce polish is also non-abrasive, also use DeBruce Polish on glass/ceramic cook tops. We get DeBruce Polish at debrucepolish.com

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    How to remove burnt grease, fix lightly scratched black stovetop?


    Hi, I assume we are talking about a flat glass top. First the bad news. using any abrasives will permanently scratch the glass hence the dull spot. You can however make it look a little better. Grease spots and the like can be removed with a flat razor blade scraper which needs to be held flat to avoid the corners making scratches. Use any good glass/ceramic cooktop cleaner ( which is the ONLY cleaner you should ever use ) (available in your local grocery diy store and some hardware stores). The cleaner is a thick liquid, put about a dime size drop on each burner area and use a paper towel to buff out the finish like waxing a car. Once it looks clean flip your paper towel over and shine the top to like new. Good Luck!

    Jan 28, 2009 | GE 36 in. Monogram ZEU769 Electric Cooktop

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    I BOUGHT A GE GLASS TOP STOVE IN FEB. 2008. I WAS WONDERING IF THIS MODEL JBP62DMWW, IF I CAN PRESSURE COOK ON IT. CAN YOU HELP ME? VERNA


    yes you can but consult your owners manuel as certian type of cook ware will scratch the top but if your careful and not move the cooker around it wont scratch but the cook top is strong enough to support the cooker

    Jul 10, 2008 | GE Kitchen Ranges

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