My porcelain gas cooktop has a film of grease on it. It doesn't come off. What do I do to clean it?
By Linda from Ville Platte, LA
Use ammonia. Mix it with water, the directions are on the bottle. Ammonia is cheap and effective. Make sure there is plenty of fresh air when you open the bottle because ammonia has a very strong smell. Caution: Do not mix ammonia with bleach! Ammonia should be used by itself for cleaning and rinsed with water. Ammonia is safe if used as directed.
White vinegar, then rinse it off with a clean, well wrung out dish cloth. I bet it will shine nice.
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To keep your ceramic stove top shiny like new, clean after cooking when stove is cold. First sponge top with Palmolive dish soap and water. With a straight razor dispenser (available at Home Depot) take off any cooked on stuff. Apply small amount of Cerama Ceramic cleaner, also available at Home Depot. Rub in with paper towel. Use clean paper towel to polish to a shine.
I also use Whirpool Ceramic Protectant once a week, which makes it easier to remove stains and cooked on food. I've had my cook top for 2 years, do a lot of cooking, and stove still looks shiny and bright.
By josie from FL
I would never buy another ceramic top stove, way too hard to keep clean. I thought it would be so much easier until I discovered that everything, even water, sticks and makes spots. Give me a good old fashioned gas stove with burner parts I can soak and scrub. (08/25/2009)
I just got a new ceramic-top range, and need some tips to keep it clean! I have the ceramic cleaner that came with it, a small little nylon scratch pad, and have purchased a flat scraper blade. Also using Windex all-purpose cleaner for quick cleanups, but still cannot get some stains off. Is there anything else I can do or use to get it back to the original 'perfect' look? Thanks.
Kim from Crawford, CO
HALF Baking Soda and HALF Borax: Mix together in a shaker bottle (like they sell for Parmesan cheese at the dollar store) and label it!
To remove really tough dried on stains: Simply take a damp or wet sponge and leave it on the spot while you clean the rest of the kitchen. When you come back to it, the stain will easily just wipe away! (02/04/2007)
I heard that you should NEVER use Windex Cleaner on your ceramic top stove. (08/07/2007)
I always clean my glass top with the wiseman or any other cleaner that is for the glass top. I suddenly had this brown stain that nothing would take off. Today I used comet soft gel, with bleach. let it sit for about 15 minutes. Wiped it off, cleaned with my cleaner and the stain is gone. The stain had been on for about 6 months and was really bothering me. Hope this will help (04/29/2008)
What can I use to clean the spilled on gunk on ceramic top stoves?
Liz from Midway, KY
I first wipe as much gunk off the stovetop as possible with a wet cloth. Then i use Barkeeper's friends and scrub, scrub, scrub... it doesn't scratch and removes every last trace of anything burned on. i should know, i burn stuff and have boil overs alot just not paying attention. This has worked wonders for me and it's cheap and goes a little goes a long way! (01/01/2007)
I have heard that Mr Clean Erasers work really well. (01/03/2007)
Go to Home Depot and buy a bottle of Cerama Bryte a product that is specifically made to clean ceramic glass top stoves or call the company with questions or comments at 1-800-578-home or visit on line at www.ceramabryte.com (01/04/2007)
I use baking soda. I put a generous amount on and then cover with a damp dish cloth. After about five minutes I scrub with the dish cloth. This usually works, if I get a particularly stubborn bit of gunk I use a sample of laminate counter top that I got from the DIY store and use it to gently scrape off the gunk. My stove is 10 years old and still looks great. (01/04/2007)
Cerama Bryte is what came with my new stove. A little goes a long way. You only need to put a few drops on your stove top and wipe down with a paper towel or cloth. It is sold at Home Depot and Lowe's.
You certainly don't want to use anything abrasive on that type of stovetop. (01/04/2007)
Mr Clean Magic Eraser is the best! I used to use Cerama Bryte until I discovered these Erasers. (01/04/2007)
By Deb T