How to get deep black marks off my ceramic stove

Written by carole ellis
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Ceramic stoves, whether they are black or white, can develop deep, burnt-looking black marks on their surfaces due to hard use or inappropriate cookware. Fortunately, because the surfaces of these stoves are flat and stain-resistant, in most cases you can remove the stain. Just take care to not do any more damage to your stove during the stain removal process. The best way to remove these stains is by using green cleaning methods and the right types of scrubbing supplies.

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Things you need

  • Cleaning rags
  • Bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Plastic scrubber
  • Foaming bathroom cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Spray ceramic stove top cleaner

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  1. 1

    Wipe down the stove. This will enable you to see more clearly what and where the problem is.

  2. 2

    Mix up a cleaning paste of baking soda, water and coarse salt. The salt and baking soda are mild abrasives but will not damage the ceramic stove top. Use 1/4 cup baking soda, one tbsp of salt and add tablespoons of water to the mix until you have created a paste that can be spread but that will not run.

  3. 3

    Attack the black marks with the paste. Spread it on the black marks and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Use the plastic scrubber or the cleaning rags to rub the paste in circles until the residue comes off the stove.

  4. 4

    Tackle stubborn stains with foaming bathroom cleaner or bleach. Sometimes, even when you remove the actual residue causing the mark, you will still have a faint stain. Lay a cloth saturated with foaming bathroom cleaner or bleach over the stain for 15 minutes, then rub the area with firm pressure and a circular motion. Test these cleaners on your stove to make sure that they do not lighten its finish.

  5. 5

    Wipe down your stove with any spray-on ceramic stove top cleaner. This will remove any residue from cleaning and leave your stove top looking shiny and new once more.

Tips and warnings

  • Never use a wire scrubbing pad on your ceramic stove.

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