How to Remove Cloudy Burners on a Ceramic Stove

Updated February 21, 2017

Ceramic, or glass top electric stoves, have a flat cooking surface. Over time, the surface burners become cloudy from burnt on food or calcium deposits left from evaporated water. These cloudy areas on ceramic burners require more than wiping with a wet dishrag, but cannot tolerate harsh tools or products, which may scratch the flat surface. Use soap and a polishing spray made for ceramic hobs to clean and restore the cooking surface.

Turn the burners to the ceramic stove off, and allow them to cool completely.

Spray the cloudy burners with a cleaner made especially for ceramic or glass top stoves. Allow the cleaner to remain on the hob for five minutes. Wipe the cleaner from the stove with a soft cloth.

Fill a sink with warm water and 1 tsp of mild dish soap. Soak a dishrag in the soapy water. Squeeze out the excess liquid.

Wipe the dishrag over the ceramic hob using gentle pressure. Rinse the dishrag in warm water. Wipe it over the hob, removing the soapy residue. Dry the hob with a clean cloth.

Spray the hob generously with a ceramic or glass hob polish. Buff the ceramic top with a clean cloth using a rotating motion as you wipe.


Do not use abrasive cleaners or tools on the ceramic hob as you risk leaving scratch marks on the surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Ceramic hob cleaner
  • Cloths
  • 1 tsp mild dish soap
  • Dishrag
  • Ceramic or glass hob polish
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