Remove stains on the ceramic hob

In the 1990s, the ceramic field has established itself as the market leader in cooking hobs. But not only technical changes in the kitchen came with the ceramic hob. Also to the cleaning of a Ceranplatte quite different demands are made than to the hitherto usual electric cooker with Gusskochplatten. Ceranfeld owners are often not sure how to remove stains. Below we will show you how to efficiently remove stains on the ceramic hob.

From the coal stove to the ceramic field

At first, coal and wood stoves were very widespread. They were then replaced by the classic electric cookers with four or three cast iron hotplates. The cleaning of these hotplates was complex, but you did not have to pay much attention and could also use steel wool to remove stains. But these cooking zones have long been replaced by modern hobs:

  • Ceramic hob with halogen spotlight or heating spiral (lights up red when switched on)
  • Ceran hob with induction technology
  • Glass ceramic field with gas (liquid and natural gas, gas on glass and gas under glass)

Glass ceramic, a material with special properties

It is true that the glass ceramic plates are a special hard glass ceramic, which can not easily be damaged. But until then common methods for removing stains can no longer be applied to a ceramic hob. If you tried to clean stains with a steel or iron wool sponge, the glass-ceramic surface would quickly become dull and blind.

Not every cleaner is suitable to remove stains on a ceramic hob

Therefore, special cleaners for glass ceramic surfaces are suitable for regular cleaning work on the ceramic field. Under no circumstances may you use scouring milk instead. Ultimately, it has the same effect as a scouring pad made of iron wool. In general, you should not use the following products for your glass ceramic hob:

  • scouring
  • oven cleaner
  • car polishes
  • other polishes

Remove products for cleaning and stains

However, there are numerous products available that you can either use safely or were even developed exclusively for glass ceramics. The following list of products stands for all cleaning work, the removal of heavily stained spots, so covers the entire range:

  • Microfibre cloth (for everyday wiping)
  • Glass ceramic cleaner (for regular cleaning)
  • Putzstein (for medium difficult to remove stains)
  • Scraper with razor blade (for more massive stains and stains)

Application cycles of different products

Cleaning with special glass ceramic cleaners not only has the desired cleaning effect. In addition, there are some Ceranfeld-cleaner, which form a veritable protective film on the glass ceramic surface. If you wipe your ceramic hob on a regular basis (every one to two weeks), most overcooking liquids will not burn in properly. The microfibre cloth, on the other hand, is used for easy daily wiping.

Stains and baked fabrics

Those who do not dare to the plaster stone (which is completely harmless when used correctly), should use the scraper with a razor blade for stubborn stains. A conventional single razor blade is used. Scrape it at a 45 degree angle and do not pull the blade lengthwise over the glass ceramic. Then no scratches can occur.

Tips & Tricks

Of course, to remove stains on the ceramic hob, you should of course wait until the glass ceramic hob has cooled down. However, there are exceptions where you need to act immediately. This is about sugar, which can accidentally get on the hot ceramic field. The ceramic hob must never cool down too much before you have completely removed the sugar with the scraper.

Sugar becomes viscous when heated and extremely sticky. It then bugs downright with the ceramic hob. But like any other substance, sugar also contracts in the cold and expands as temperatures rise. In contrast, the glass-ceramic field has a so-called zero-expansion, so it does not expand or contract.

If the sugar mass sticks so tightly, the sugar contracts, but the ceramic field loses nothing in the sizing. This creates tension in the glass ceramic and the sugar-coated parts break out. Mussels are called these damages, which are not nice, but do not limit the function. Therefore, sugar must be removed immediately, as long as the glass ceramic field is still hot.

In a ceramic hob with induction hob, you can also during use use a special cloth that is heat resistant. Under "Cleaning the induction hob" we will discuss it in more detail.