How to Clean an Induction Hob Cooktop
The best way to clean an induction hob cooktop is by wiping it with a layer of vinegar and sprinkling it with baking soda. Leave your cooker top for half an hour, then use a wipe to clean away the residue. Use warm soapy water and induction hob cleaner to clean off any residual grime or grease. Finally, dry the induction hob cooktop completely before using it, using a microfibre cloth to buff the surface.
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Cleaning and maintaining an induction hob is a key part of extending your appliance’s lifespan, ensuring that you get the most out of your investment.
Whilst internal maintenance is best carried out by the manufacturer or a certified electrical goods engineer, the simple design makes cleaning a hassle-free process. Cleaning your induction hob should be done regularly and should be easy if done regularly, as it can’t heat food directly if it falls out of the pan.
What you’ll need:
- Microfibre cloth
- Tea towel
- Non-scratch sponge
- Baking soda
- Spray bottle
- Washing up liquid
How to Clean your induction hob
- Gather: a bowl, vinegar, baking soda, paper towels and a microfibre cloth
- Wipe away any excess dirt or grime from your induction hob using paper towels
- Create a cleaning paste by combining 1-part baking soda with 1-part white vinegar in a bowl
- Cover your hob with this cleaning solution
- Leave the cleaning mixture coated on your induction hob for 45 minutes
- Using a warm damp soapy microfibre cloth, wipe away the cleaning paste from your induction hob.
- Dry your induction hob using paper towels
- Use a slightly damp microfibre to buff up your induction hob.
- Repeat steps 2 to 7 if necessary.
Tips to keeping your induction hob clean
- Avoid dragging pans over the surface to minimise marks.
- Avoid food sticking to the induction hob by cleaning down after each use.
- Use hot soapy water and a cloth after cooking to avoid having to deep clean.
- White vinegar can be applied for extra sheen and sparkle.
- Do not use cleaning tools that feature wire wool or other abrasive materials, such as scouring pads. Also avoid using scrapers, unless they have been specifically created for use with ceramics.
- Assess the dirt and grime on your induction hob before you do anything. You’ll need to use different tools or techniques depending on what kind of dirt the induction hob has accumulated.
Keeping your hobs and oven clean means they are less likely to break and will therefore last you longer – saving you potentially hundreds in the long run. See our ‘Danger of a dirty oven‘ blog to see just how important keeping a clean oven is.
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