How to Fix Scratches on Ceramic Cooktops

Updated February 21, 2017

Ceramic cooktops are sleek and modern innovations that perform well and add an edge of style to any kitchen. Easy to clean and great to look at, they do come with a pitfall: If someone inadvertantly places the wrong kind of pot or slides a glass plate or bowl over the shiny surface, it can easily become stratched. Remove these scratches in three simple steps.

Purchase a product such as Cerama Brite Cooktop Cleaner, a scrubbing sponge (non-abrasive), and a razor scraper. Pour a few drops of the cleaner on the scratch and scrub gently with the sponge, using a circular motion.

Pour on a few more drops of the cleaner, and gently scrape the scratched area with your razor scraper. This will help remove any raised edges on the ceramic cooktop that were created from the scratch.

Wipe the entire area clean using paper towels and a little water if needed. Assess the situation at this point. You may need to apply a few more drops of the cleaner and resume scrubbing with the sponge.

Repeat the process as needed until the scratches are no longer visible.


Never use abrasive cleaners or scrubbers on your ceramic cooktop. Avoid scratches by cooking only with pots and pans approved by the manufacturer of your cooktop. Don't set glass or ceramic dishes or cookware on your cooktop. Check the bottom of all pots and pans before placing on the cooktop for the presence of grit or dirt that may cause scratches.

Things You'll Need

  • Cerama Brite Cooktop Cleaner
  • Razor scraper
  • Srubber sponge
  • Paper towels
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About the Author

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, N.H. She has authored five books and hundreds of articles and short stories. Her work has appeared various publications, including "Parenting," "Writer’s Digest," "Vacations" and "Discovery Travel." She studied at the University of Maine and later pursued her writing studies through numerous classes and workshops.