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Old 03-31-2007, 11:27 AM   #1
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Need help cleaning my ceramic cooktop

This morning I was making applesauce and got distracted. It boiled over onto my top and cooked right on. Any ideas how I can get that mess off ?

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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I've heard others say they use a rezor blade to scrape off the dried stuff. Does your owner's manual tell you what to do?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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Lynda, I have a glass cooktop and use a razor blade.I have a holder that you put the blade into and it gives you a better safer grip. I put on a white stoptop cleaner then just push forward on the holder and it takes off all the mess.

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
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Lyndalou, I'm no expert, but can you put a really wet rag down on it for a bit to let it absorb some of the liquid and then gently scrub it off?
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
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If you are hesitant to use a razor blade on your cooktop, you might want to use a plastic putty knife. I keep two of those (a 1-inch and a 3-inch) by my sink to gently scrape bits out of my nonstick pans. Just an idea.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:22 PM   #6
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expert here!

1) damp paper towel to wipe up what you can.
2) razor blade to scrape off the rest (yes get a painter's razorblade scraper holder at the hardware store and a box of 1 sided razor blades...change em every month.)
3) get a bottle of glass top range cleaner (it's a silcon product) with a damp paper towel apply the cleaner and polish the top.
4) dry and buff with a dry paper towel

It will be good as new. Using paper towels prevents putting grease from a sponge or dish rag onto the stove top. The cleaner is also a glass polish wich helps make spill overs easier to remove in the future. CLean the stove top regularly with this method. It will look great for years to come.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:58 PM   #7
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after cooking, i spray mine with orange cleaner. then clean. tongs, a damp cloth.....
buff later if that's important. mine's shiny & probably ancient & shines yet.
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I have a ceramic cook top and DH is always burning stuff so I searched & searched and finally found a product that for me works extremely well. It is called Bar Keepers Friend. In my area I get it at Wal-Mart
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:08 PM   #9
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bar keepers friend is excellent for so many kitchen jobs...polishing copper and brass, cleaning glass etc. It is an oxylic acid product, dating from the later 1800s.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
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