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How to Remove White Stains From a Ceramic Stove Top

Updated February 21, 2017

Ceramic hobs provide one smooth surface for you to cook on instead of having raised burners. The advantage of ceramic hobs is that food and stains simply wipe away instead of falling into the dripping pans. But you might see white stains on your ceramic hob if you don’t clean it frequently enough. There are a number of options if you want to remove white stains from a ceramic hob.

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  1. Allow your ceramic hob to cool down after use. Apply a thin layer of ceramic hob cleaner over the entire surface of your cooktop.

  2. Rub the cleaner with a paper towel, trying to thoroughly scrub the areas with white stains. Wipe the top of your ceramic hob with a warm cloth to remove the cleaner once you know you’ve removed all the stains.

  3. Rub the cleaner with a paper towel, trying to thoroughly scrub the areas with white stains.

  4. Polish your ceramic hob with a lint-free cloth to remove any streaks or residue left behind by the ceramic hob cleaner.

  5. Wipe down your ceramic hob with a warm wash cloth. Try to remove as much debris as you can.

  6. Place a razor blade at a 45-degree angle to your ceramic hob. Gently scrape at the stains, taking care not to scratch your cooktop surface.

  7. Wash any residual debris away with a damp sponge.

  8. Coat your ceramic cooktop with oven cleaner.

  9. Allow it to sit 30 minutes to an hour. If your stains are persistent, allow it to sit overnight.

  10. Wipe the cleaner away using a warm towel.

  11. Combine equal parts of ammonia and water into a spray bottle.

  12. Spray the contents of the bottle onto your ceramic hob. Allow the spray mixture to sit for several minutes.

  13. Wipe the spray away using a warm washcloth.

  14. Spray a commercial degreaser onto the white stains on your ceramic hob.

  15. Allow it to sit for several minutes.

  16. Wipe the residue away with a warm cloth.

  17. Tip

    Clean your ceramic cooktop frequently to prevent stains from setting in.

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Things You'll Need

  • Ceramic hob cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Lint free cloth
  • Razor blade
  • Wash cloth
  • Sponge
  • Oven cleaner
  • Ammonia
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Commercial degreaser

About the Author

Kristan Hart is an award-winning journalist in Springfield, Mo., who provides SEO web copy as a freelance writer/editor. She has a decade of experience and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.

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