How to Remove Marks on a Ceramic Stove

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How to Remove Marks on a Ceramic Stove
It is possible to remove marks from a ceramic hob. (Jupiterimages, Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

From light stains to grime-filled marks, ceramic hobs see a lot of dust and dirt as well as caked-on debris. The hobs consist of a heat-resistant glass covering that protects the stove's heating elements and other electric components. Like hobs containing exposed burners, ceramic hobs need regular cleaning but care must be taken not to damage the ceramic surface. When removing marks, you must use a cleaning solution or commercial cleaner that is safe for ceramic material but still removes the debris.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • White vinegar or cleaner designed for ceramic hobs
  • 2 soft, non-abrasive towels or a sponge
  • Scraper designed for ceramic hobs

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Instructions

    Removing Light Marks

  1. 1

    Remove any pots and pans from the ceramic hob by lifting them from the stove instead of dragging them across the glass. Dragging pots and pans across the glass top will scratch the glass's surface.

  2. 2

    Apply 1 tsp of a cleaner designed for ceramic hobs to the mark you want to remove, or apply 1 tbsp of white vinegar to a soft, non-abrasive towel or sponge, if a cleaner designed for ceramic stoves is not available.

  3. 3

    Scrub the mark briskly with a soft, non-abrasive towel or sponge, if using a cleaner, or scrub the mark briskly with the vinegar-soaked towel or sponge.

  4. 4

    Wipe the ceramic hob clean with a soft, dry non-abrasive towel or sponge.

    Removing Heavily Soiled Marks

  1. 1

    Scrape the heavily soiled mark gently with a scraper designed for ceramic hobs or apply 3 tbsp of white vinegar to soft, non-abrasive towel or sponge.

  2. 2

    Place the vinegar-soaked towel or sponge on the heavily soiled mark and let it sit for 10 minutes, if a scraper designed for ceramic hobs is not available. Scrub the mark briskly with the vinegar-soaked towel or sponge, then skip to Step 4.

  3. 3

    Apply 1 tsp of a cleaner designed for ceramic hobs to the area where the mark was, if a scraper was used to remove the mark. Scrub the area briskly with a soft, non-abrasive towel or sponge to clean off any remaining debris.

  4. 4

    Wipe the ceramic hob clean with a soft, dry non-abrasive towel or sponge.

Tips and warnings

  • If the mark is large, work in sections and rinse the non-abrasive towel or sponge frequently to remove dirt and grime.

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