How to remove cloudy rings on a ceramic stove

Written by chelsea fitzgerald | 13/05/2017
How to remove cloudy rings on a ceramic stove
A sponge helps to clean cloudy rings off of ceramic hobs. (Devonyu/iStock/Getty Images)

Ceramic hobs allow the homeowner to prepare food on a smooth, shining surface. The surface remains shiny with proper daily care and treatment of stains. Cleaning cloudy rings on a ceramic stove is not a difficult task if you use the correct cleaning tools. The cloudy rings result from pots or frying pans boiling over and leaving residue on the smooth ceramic surface. Using a hob cleaner recommended by the manufacturer is one way to clean these unsightly rings.

Bicarbonate of soda

Soak a clean sponge with warm water, then wring it out well.

Sprinkle a generous amount of bicarbonate of soda onto the damp sponge. Bicarbonate of soda is a nonabrasive cleaner that will not scratch ceramic hobs.

Rub the sponge and bicarbonate of soda in a circular motion over the cloudy rings until they disappear.

Rinse the sponge under warm running water, then wring it out. Rinse the ceramic hob with the sponge until none of the cleaning solution remains.

Wipe the ceramic hob dry with a soft, lint-free cleaning cloth.

Commercial ceramic stove-top cleaner

Squirt a 10p-size amount of the commercial cleaner on the cloudy rings.

Rub the cleaner into the rings on the hob using a sponge, working in a circular motion.

Apply more of the cleaner onto the cloudy rings if the stains are stubborn. Cover the area with a damp cleaning cloth. Allow the damp cloth and cleaner to remain on the cloudy rings for approximately 30 minutes. This allows it time to loosen the stubborn stains.

Rub the area with the damp cloth, wiping off all cleaner residue.


Use a razor-blade scraper carefully on your ceramic hob if the cloudy rings remain. Hold it at a 30-degree angle and scrape the debris away. Clean the hob with a commercial cleaner and rinse the area.

Things you need

  • Sponge
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Soft, lint-free cleaning cloths
  • Commercial ceramic hob cleaner

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