How to clean the ceramic cooktop
It is pretty, facilitates the preparation of food in many ways and can be found in all fairly modern kitchens: Glass-ceramic cooktops have been produced in series for more than 40 years now. It is not only popular because it is easy to clean this smooth, nonporous surface, but also for its relatively low energy consumption.
But to take full advantage of a glass-ceramic hob even after several years of use, it’s convenient to follow some tips: The embedded stains are not only unsightly but lead to a loss of energy and decrease the hob’s power.
Cleaning and care
Make sure to remove stains immediately. This way you avoid that food particles encrust in the glass. Once the plate has cooled, spread a little of our Vitro Gel Hob Cleaner on the surface, allow it to soak in and remove the gel with a clean, soft cloth.
Scraper, lemon and glass cleaner
If a stain is incrusted in the plate, a scraper might help. The sharp blade eliminates dry and burned particles without leaving scratches. Apply a little lemon juice – it’ll leave a pleasant aroma and kills germs. And to finish we recommend using our Glass Cleaner – after all, the surface consists of glass, even with special properties.
The hob exploits the physical properties of glass. Glass has a high permeability of thermal radiation: The heat passes the glass surface only in one direction – upward. Thus the area around the plate is kept cold and little energy is lost.
For a more efficient use of the generated energy, it is important to use pots and pans the same size as the plate. Only one centimeter surplus can lead to an energy loss of up to thirty percent. Use clean utensils – leftovers on the plate or the pot deteriorate energy efficiency. Also make sure that the cookware – preferably stainless steel – is sturdy and completely flat: They heat up faster and keep the heat after turning off the hob.