How to clean the induction hob and protect it over time

The most effective ways to remove stains and encrustations from the induction hob

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By Alex

How to clean the induction hob

Not everyone knows how to clean the induction hob correctly and the doubt is particularly widespread among those who switch to this cooking tool after a lifetime spent cleaning gas stoves. Here is our quick and practical guide.

The induction hob is a glass-ceramic hob with a smooth surface, increasingly widespread in modern kitchens, because it has many advantages to offer: excellent and fast cooking (of course, you have to use pans suitable for induction hobs), enhanced safety, a very attractive style and design (there are no plates or buttons or slots but only a black and smooth surface), and finally also easy daily cleaning.

This is no small feat for those who live a hasty daily life and want to have a kitchen that is always tidy and clean.

The induction hob can be cleaned easily. Just equip yourself with the right tools and detergents to avoid leaving scratches or streaks. No more grease, oil, encrustations and burns on the hob. Sounds nice? Let’s see how to do it correctly and effortlessly.

How to clean the induction hob

For routine cleaning of the glass ceramic hob you must first equip yourself with soft microfibre sponges and absorbent paper. In addition, you can use some cleaning products for the induction hob that can be purchased in all supermarkets or natural and DIY detergents.

Daily cleaning of the glass hob

To clean dirt from the induction hob every day, just pass a microfibre cloth moistened with water after use to remove daily dirt.

Conclude the cleaning by passing a coat of absorbent paper to remove residual humidity and stains.

If possible, use distilled water instead of tap water to avoid residues due to hard water containing limescale.

How to clean stains from induction hob

To remove grease and oil stains from the induction hob, in addition to wiping with a soft cloth, we recommend using a degreasing product suitable for cleaning glass ceramics.

  • Spray the degreasing detergent on stubborn stains
  • Leave to act for a few minutes
  • Remove with damp cloth
  • Finally, wipe with absorbent paper to remove moisture and dirt residues and leave the surface well polished.

Re,ember to use a detergent designed to remove stubborn stains without ruining the surface.

One piece of advice here is to remove the stain as soon as possible without letting it dry.

How to remove burnt from the induction hob

If the surface of the induction or glass-ceramic hob is heavily encrusted and has burnt food residues, you can use a special scraper or abrasive sponge for glass-ceramics to remove it.

You can find several kits for deep cleaning of induction and glass-ceramic hobs in the market, which consists of detergent delicate sponge: they cost around 10 dollars.

Warning: never use rough objects found in the kitchen such as steel wool and abrasive sponges instead of the suitable scraper because the worktop would be scratched and damaged beyond repair.

How to clean the induction hob with natural remedies

To clean the glass-ceramic hob from food encrustations, the do-it-yourself solution is to use a solution composed of

Vinegar is the most used traditional remedy for its degreasing and sanitizing effect.

It will therefore be enough to pass a cloth with water and vinegar and then dry well with soft kitchen paper.

Alternatively you can use a solution consisting of

also to be passed over the dirty surface with a damp cloth.

Remember: among the natural products used for cleaning at home, never use alcohol to clean the surface of the induction hob.

How to clean the induction hob and eliminate stains

To remove any rings and stains on the surface of the induction hob, we recommend using a dry microfibre cloth or soft kitchen absorbent paper after deep cleaning.

The only way to eliminate streaks from the black and shiny surface of the hob is to remove any residue of humidity and detergent.

How to clean the induction hob
It is essential to use only suitable products.

How to remove scratches from the induction hob

The glass that makes up the induction hob is resistant to high temperatures and shocks, but could get scratched both when moving the pans and due to poor daily cleaning.

What to do if the induction hob has scratches? In this case, to remove small surface scratches, it is a good idea to purchase scratch-eliminating paste and wipe it with a chamois or microfibre cloth.

A special paste product can be found in hardware or specialized stores.

Simply apply a small dose to the surface and wipe gently with a sponge. Then remove the scratch paste with a damp cloth and finish as usual with a wipe with a dry cloth.

How to protect the induction hob over time: useful tips

In addition to learning how to properly clean the induction hob, it is also good to know how to maintain and protect it over time.

Here are some useful tips that will help extend the life and beauty of the glass-ceramic surface.

  • Cleaning the surface when it is still warm is better because it will be easier and quicker to remove even the most stubborn stains
  • cleaning the hob regularly is better because this will prevent deposits from forming which are difficult to remove
  • use only soft cloths
  • buy a specific cleaning product or use natural methods

What not to do

If you want your induction hob to remain intact for a long time, it is best NOT to:

  • Use aggressive or corrosive detergents which would ruin the glass forever
  • Clean with steam cleaning machines
  • Use metal sponges
  • Use alcohol
  • Avoid rubbing of the pans on the surface and also impacts
  • Use knives directly on the glass surface.

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