Glass/ceramic hobs are a commonly selected choice when people are looking for new stoves. They are designed to be sleek, and many manufacturers claim that these types of stoves are much easier to clean. Some things can cause damage to your glass/ceramic hob. You might discover that your hob has acquired some scratches somewhere along the way. In most cases, the scratches can be repaired.
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Things you need
- Baking soda
- Mixing bowl
- Microfiber cloth
- Dish liquid
- Non-scratch sponge
- Paper towels
Clean the hob with the dish liquid, a little warm water and the non-scratch sponge. Pay close attention to the scratches. Do not scrub the scratched area, but make sure that the scratches themselves are clean. Dry thoroughly with paper towels and rinse your sponge out completely.
Combine three parts baking soda to one part water in a mixing bowl. You want the consistency to be like a paste, so add more baking soda or water if you need to thicken or thin out the mix.
Use the non-scratch sponge to apply the baking soda paste to the hob. Use circular motions to work the baking soda around the whole surface, not just the scratches, but pay a little more attention to the scratches. Thoroughly rinse out the sponge again.
Wipe the baking soda paste off the glass/ceramic hob using paper towels. Use the sponge and clean water to rinse all traces of the baking soda off.
Buff the hob using the microfiber cloth in the same circular motions that you used to apply the baking soda paste. If there are still scratches present, repeat the whole process, applying slightly more pressure when adding the paste.
Tips and warnings
- If you experience some water streaking, you can use window cleaner, paper towels and the microfiber cloth. Apply the window cleaner, wipe with the paper towels, and buff with the microfiber cloth and the streaks should be gone.
- To avoid future scratches, make a habit of picking up your pots and pans instead of sliding them across the stove eyes.
- Never cook with copper pots and pans, including the ones with the copper in between layers of stainless steel; the copper can melt and bond to the hob.
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