The following preventative measures
will potentially reduce or eliminate the need for followup cleaning and/or maintenance.
the cooktop before using it for the first time.
the cooktop daily or after each use. This will keep the cooktop looking
good and can prevent damage.
a spillover occurs while cooking, immediately clean the spill from the cooking
area while it is hot to prevent a tough cleaning chore later. Using extreme
care, wipe the spill with a clean, dry towel.
not allow spills to remain on the cooking area or the cooktop trim for a
long period of time.
use abrasive cleansing powders or scouring pads which will scratch the cooktop.
use chlorine bleach, ammonia, or other cleansers not specifically recommended
for use on a glass-ceramic surface.
Marks and Scratches:
not use glass cookware. It may scratch the cooktop.
place a trivet or wok ring between the cooktop and the pan. These items
can mark or scratch the cooktop.
sure the cooktop and the pan bottom are clean.
slide metal pans across the cooktop.
use a soiled dish cloth or sponge to clean the cooktop surface. A film will
remain, which may cause stains on the cooking surface after the area is
cooking on a soiled surface can result in a permanent stain.
not allow plastic, sugar, or foods with high sugar content to melt onto
the hot cooktop. Should this happen, clean immediately.
not let a pan boil dry as this will damage the cooktop and the pan.
use the cooktop as a work surface or cutting board.
cook food directly on the cooktop. Always use the proper cookware.
remove heavier, stubborn burned-on residue, perform the following:
the cooktop to cool.
a single edge razor blade scraper at approximately a 45-degree angle
against the glass surface and scrape the soil. It will be necessary
to apply pressure to remove the residue.
scraping with the razor scraper, spread a few drops of ceramic cooktop
cleaner on the entire burned residue area. Use a cleaning pad to remove
any remaining residue. (Do not scrape the seal around the edges of the
additional protection, after all residue has been removed, polish the
entire surface by applying ceramic cooktop cleaner with a paper towel.
Carefully check the bottoms of pans for roughness that may scratch the cooktop.
careful not to slide pots and pans across the cooktop. It will leave marks on
the cooktop surface. These marks can be removed by applying ceramic cooktop
cleaner with a cleaning pad for ceramic cooktops.
pots with a thin overlay of aluminum or copper are allowed to boil dry, the
overlay may leave black discoloration on the cooktop. This discoloration should
be removed immediately or it may become permanent.
spillovers (such as jellies, fudge, candy, syrups) or melted plastics
can cause pitting of the surface of the cooktop. This is not covered
under the warranty. The spill should be cleaned while it is still hot.
Take special care when removing hot substances. Refer to the steps below.
using a scraper, be sure it is new and the razor blade is still sharp.
Do not use a dull or nicked blade.
If pitting or indentations in the glass surface have already occurred, the cooktop
glass will have to be replaced. In this case, service is required.
clean a sugary spill or melted plastic while it is still hot, perform the following:
off all surface units. Remove hot pans.
an oven mitt, use a single edge razor blade scraper to move the spill
to a cool area of the cooktop. Remove the spill with paper towels.
remaining spillover should be left until the surface of the cooktop
not use the surface units again until all of the residue has been completely