Cleaning the ceramic hob – dos, don’ts and effective home remedies
Cooking is even more fun when kitchen appliances and utensils are clean and working properly. Hotplates, ovens and cooking pots have a clear priority. If you often wonder why your ceramic hob doesn’t always look shiny and neat or has scratches, then this article is just the right one for you. Because today we will tell you the most important tips and home remedies that will be of great help if you want to clean your high-quality ceramic hob.
An innovative ceramic hob definitely belongs in the modern kitchen
Why is a ceramic hob so special?
CERAN® is actually a brand name of the German company Schott, which has existed since 1973. In principle, it is a smooth, high-quality glass-ceramic hob. This looks much more modern and elegant than traditional cast iron hobs and is also much easier to maintain and clean. The non-porous surface of the ceramic hob is also very sensitive to heat and therefore extremely energy-efficient. The desired cooking temperature is reached in a matter of seconds and passed on to the cooking pots. The hotplates can be switched on and off again and set to the right temperature with the touch of a finger. Ceran or glass ceramic hobs work in both electric and induction modes and have an innovative design that benefits modern kitchens.
Regular cleaning and care will keep your hob in top condition
Dos and don’ts for cleaning and caring for ceramic hobs
There are actually a lot of wrong things you can do with your ceramic hob without realizing it.
But first we want to draw your attention to the dos:
- Always clean the ceramic hob immediately after cooking or frying – this way less incrustations form and the ceramic surface can achieve its optimal performance.
- Only place the bottoms of pots and pans on the ceramic hob when they are clean before cooking or frying.
- Carefully scrape off stubborn dirt or even encrustations from burnt-in with a special ceramic hob scraper. Soak them lightly with water beforehand.
Avoid simple glass scrapers, as these can leave unsightly scratches
And these are the most important don’ts:
- Detergent and scouring milk have no place on your ceramic hob. In most cases, these cleaning agents attack the sensitive surface of the hob and contribute to rapid wear.
- When cooking, you should not move the saucepans or pans back and forth, otherwise unsightly metal streaks often remain on the hob. These occur when the alloys made of aluminum or copper wear off in many of the cooking utensils.
- NEVER clean and maintain your ceramic hob and especially the cooking zones when they are still hot! There is an acute risk of burns. In addition, the cleaning materials and utensils are exposed to extreme heat and can burn or fuse, irreversibly damaging the valuable surface.
5 home remedies for cleaning the ceramic hob
Although the best way to clean a high-quality ceramic hob is to use cleaning agents specially made for it, there are a few alternatives. The following home remedies are suitable as a chemical-free and environmentally friendly way of keeping the hob in good condition and effectively getting rid of unpleasant dirt and encrustations.
In front of the chemical club, you can also give environmentally friendly home remedies a chance
#1 Baking Soda
It is clearly one of the most popular and versatile home remedies ever. It has a pH-neutral effect and is able to completely remove light dirt and even calcification on the hob. Simply mix half a pack of this with a tablespoon of water and apply the paste to the soiled areas. Leave on for about an hour, wipe off with a soft, damp cloth and then pat dry. A nice side effect: the ceramic hob gets a nice mirror finish. Baking soda is even more effective and stronger. But rather prefer shorter exposure times.
A remedy for many cases
#2 Lemon Juice
This home remedy is also known for its limescale and fat-removing effects and is quite popular. You can either apply squeezed lemon juice to the soiled areas with a cloth or sponge, or even better, rub it up with a sliced lemon half. You should then leave it on for a few minutes and then wipe off with a damp and dry cloth. This also removes lime stains.
Roasting meat often leaves greasy splatters on the hob
#3 Glass Cleaner
If you don’t have a lemon handy, a mild glass cleaner would be the right solution. Glass cleaners are indispensable, especially when it comes to grease and limescale. Unlike scouring milk and washing-up liquid, these normally have a neutral pH value and are therefore ideally suited for ceramic hobs.
This home remedy is recommended for finer cleaning and polishing of the hob. Apply only a little toothpaste with a soft household cloth, rub in lightly and wipe off again. Be sure to avoid toothpaste with granules/microplastics in it. This will cause possible scratches on the surface and is also harmful to the environment.
Toothpaste is generally well suited for polishing your ceramic hob
The last home remedy on our list is widely recommended by some people on the internet, but should nonetheless be used with caution. Conventional petroleum jelly is a good polishing agent for smooth surfaces and can be used sparingly. In many cases, it can cushion and even prevent cracks and also form a protective film. However, petroleum jelly often contains additives that can aggressively attack the ceramic hob and do more harm than good.
In such cases, it is better to trust tried-and-tested ceramic hob polishing agents that have been specially manufactured for this purpose
Treat your kitchen and especially your work and cooking surfaces with due respect and care. Use the home remedies and tips listed above carefully and carefully if you want to clean your ceramic hob. It is better to clean more regularly and, above all, in good time after cooking or roasting and enjoy a well-kept kitchen environment where people like to cook and linger.
Good food needs its very specific requirements
Burnt milk is often one of the most unpleasant causes of contamination
Be careful when cleaning to avoid annoying scratches
Only use soft cloths for wiping
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