Does anyone have a white electric cook top? Would you buy white again? Are they hard to keep clean?
Marie from Texas
Don't know if you mean the smooth surface tops, not sure what they are called, but mine is kind of white, black, & gray speckled. I really like mine. It's so easy to clean. I would never go back to the old type electric burners again. My daughter has a black smooth surface top, but hers is harder to keep clean and shows up all the spots, messes, etc.
I have one, it came with the house. I hate it! EVERYTHING stains and sticks to it. You are always cleaning it. I would not invest in one.
I dont have a white cooktop... but I have a black one.. and I LOVE IT!!! If I spril (which I almost always do) or boil a pot over, it is a snap to wipe up. My parents were concerned that one of my kids would stick their hand up and burn themselves because it is flat?? We have now had it for 2 years and none of us have ever burnt ourselves on it. It is rather scratched now but I would buy it again! It has made clean up much easier... and cooking safer. Once when I had the coils on the electric cooktop, I accidently boiled over some oil when I put too many french fries in the pot... I had a HUGE grease fire that I had to evacuate my kids from the house (was able to get the fire out by myself). Just the other night I did the same thing again but this time with my flat cooktop and was able to quickly put come dish rags around the pot and soak up the spilled oil.. no fire this time! hahah... Anyways, I love the flat cooktop! I surely would not have a white if I could avoid it though!
I think you are talking about a solid surface cook top? I bought one and I love it! I will never go back! The trick on the cleaning is to use the right product and wait until the top is cool and dry, then it cleans in a snap.
I have had both a white and a black smooth cook top. I'll take a black top anyday!
I have one and I like it very much. It will need to be cleaned every time you cook on it, but it is not hard to clean. There are special cleaners for it that I keep on hand, but right after it cools, I can usually clean it with a nylon scrubby sponge and dish detergent when I clean the dishes.
Yes, I like mine, and I keep it clean without any real effort. I cook carefully, not allowing pots to boil over, so I prevent the worst messes. After dishes, I take one paper towel, put one shot of Windex on it, and swipe it down, so that it is degreased and clean like a window, very shiny. Nice way to close the kitchen when dinner's done and put away. Yes, I would buy another white electric cooktop.
Black is a better choice. I've had both and the white is a pain to keep clean. Black can just be wiped off without showing the stains or scratches. I will never own anything other than a flat top stove if I can help it. They are a fantastic time saver.
i hated mine. i had my husband buy me another and got a normal electric stove. it was hard to clean and cleaning supplies were limited due to it's sensitivity. I don't have anything but stainless steel now and love it cause you can use scouring padas and they don't hurt them!
Unless you're a glutton for punishment, and love using lots of elbow grease, DON'T BUY WHITE! My black one has lasted well for twelve long years, still going strong, easy to clean and looks almost new still. Common sense tells us that white is a bad choice in the kitchen around the stove. It will yellow, show burns and every drop of grease spill/splash/spatters, and is so very hard to keep that way. God bless you. : )
I would not get white again. It tends to discolor, despite my being a clean freak. Using the right product to clean it has not made a difference. If anything boils over you stand a good chance of it staining permanently. I had a black cooktop prior to this one in my old house and am friends with the new owners and it still looks great after 15 years!
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