How To Remove Cooking Vapors from Cooktop

To care properly for your ceramic glass cooktop, you must accept the fact that consistency is step one.  Removing vapors from your cooktop should be among your regular kitchen maintenance chores.  After adapting cooktop care into your daily routine, it will become quick and easy.

Always have a glass cooktop cleaning cream on hand.  The cooktop manufacturer usually supplies you with a sample of cream that they're trying to push.  Many times they will try to lead the consumer into believing that they should stick with this brand for the best performance, but this isn't always true.  As long as the product is recommended for glass cooktops, their results seem to be about the same.  Other cleaners will damage your appliance, so don't use them.  Taking a chance on, say, an abrasive cleaner may seriously mar your cooktop, and anyway it won't save a few bucks or even a few minutes.

When removing cooking vapors from your cooktop, a non-abrasive kitchen cloth or pad is your best friend.  Pairing this pad with your cooktop cream and cool cooktop elements should make your job painless.  Never use cooktop cleaning cream on a hot surface as the fumes can be hazardous to your health and may cause damage to the finish.

Apply a few drops of the cooktop cleaner directly to the spots and cooled vapor residue left behind on the surface after cooking.  Using your non-abrasive pad, clean the entire area.  Apply pressure to remove stubborn stains.  After removing the vapors from your cooktop, use a soft cloth or paper towel to buff.  The cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective polish on the surface to help prevent future scratches.

To remove really tough vapor soils on your cooktop, scrape the problem area with a metal razor blade.  Hold the razor at a 30 degree angle to the surface.  After loosening any debris, use your cooktop cleaner to finish the job.  This technique may scratch your cooktop, so it should only be used as a last resort.

Should plastic or any similar substance get melted on your cooktop, this will call for immediate attention to avoid damage. Turn off the element, put on an oven mitt, and grab a metal spatula.  Scrape as much of the foreign matter as you can from the cooktop as quickly as possible.  Allow the surface to cool and carefully peel the remaining plastic from the cooktop.

Removing vapors from your cooktop may at first seem like quite a bit of maintenance.  If you have ever looked at a neglected ceramic glass cooktop, the sight is terrible.  After incorporating this into your daily routine, your cooktop will remain beautiful.


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