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Thread: For those of you who have ceramic top cook ranges

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    For those of you who have ceramic top cook ranges

    I just bought a brand new range (well two months ago). The top is black ceramic and I thought this was going to be so wonderful. Maybe not so much, LOL.

    I have bought a couple of different cleaners to try, but I just find the top difficult to clean and to keep clean. The kids are all grown now so it is only me cooking on it for DH but geeeezzzzz I wanted easy. (pout, LOL)

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. What kind of cleaners do you use? Anyone made something pretty to cover the top while not in use?

    Hugs, T-Anne

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    I have had this stove in my last 2 houses. I use "Cook Top" a cleaning cream for smooth top ranges.
    The real secret though is using a single edge razor blade stripper that people use to take decals and stuff
    off of car windows. I put the Cook Top cleaner on and then take it off with the razor blade stripper. You
    glide it across the cook top and it will clean off any burned on or spills that have cooked on and that don't
    just wipe off with soap and water.

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    Thank you for asking about that and thank you KSellers for the tip. I am looking to buy one and had not made up my mind as I had heard they were hard to clean. Now I think I will buy one.

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    I have one and I love it. I use cream cleaners specifically for ceramic cooktops but have found that if there is a stubborn spot, a Magic Eraser cleaning pad works wonderfully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSellers View Post
    I have had this stove in my last 2 houses. I use "Cook Top" a cleaning cream for smooth top ranges.
    The real secret though is using a single edge razor blade stripper that people use to take decals and stuff
    off of car windows. I put the Cook Top cleaner on and then take it off with the razor blade stripper. You
    glide it across the cook top and it will clean off any burned on or spills that have cooked on and that don't
    just wipe off with soap and water.
    I did all of these too. I don't use the top cleaner any more. Still use a single edge razor blade to clean away burns and spills. I then spray the top with Zeb window cleaner and wipe away with paper towels. This is a spray can window cleaner available at Home Depot and Lowes. My top sparkles.

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    I use Bar Keepers Friend cleanser. It does a great job. I would hesitate to use the scraper as, with a past stove, I notices some of the white spackle decoration wearing off with too much scrubbing with one of those green scrubbie sponges.
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    I don't think I would cover the top of a stove with anything. If there was a power surge and the stove accidentally came on, you might be in trouble. That's just me, but I'd rather be save than sorry.

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    I have one, and I love it! Easy to clean too! (It beats regular coil burners!) I use the cleaner for ceramic tops. I use a razor blade thing to get the burnt stuff off-but I wait until all has cooled.
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    I would NEVER go back to a coil stove again. I LOVE my glass top. I don't have to worry about grease fires or cleaning out mess under the burners. About a week after we moved into our last home, I was using the stove, stepped out of the room to get the phone and check on my son. I heard the fire alarm going off, stepped around the corner and flames were shooting out of the stove top and burning up the wall. I threw the phone down and ran to grab a canister of flour and threw it on the stove. It was a grease fire from inside the top that wasn't cleaned out by the last owner. I had never cooked on an electric stove, as my last one was gas. This scared me so bad, I refused to use it and we went out and got a flat-top that evening and put it in after I had to repaint the back wall.
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    I have one also and find it easy to keep clean.
    Vicki

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    I have one now for about 2 years. My husband thought I had to have it. I don't think it heats up as well as a coil stove. I have to clean it after my husband sprays oil in a pan - can't get it thru his head not to over-spray the pan! I'd go back to a coil stove and stainless steel sink in a heart beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSellers View Post
    I have had this stove in my last 2 houses. I use "Cook Top" a cleaning cream for smooth top ranges.
    The real secret though is using a single edge razor blade stripper that people use to take decals and stuff
    off of car windows. I put the Cook Top cleaner on and then take it off with the razor blade stripper. You
    glide it across the cook top and it will clean off any burned on or spills that have cooked on and that don't
    just wipe off with soap and water.
    That's what I use. A single edge razor blade. Sometimes, soft scrub.
    They really are very easy to clean.

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    I have two different stove top cleaners and the Magic Eraser works better. I haven't tried the razor blade scraper yet. I like the stove but it does need to be cleaned every time you use it. I like to be right there when I cook so I don't have to clean up boil overs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I use Bar Keepers Friend cleanser. It does a great job. I would hesitate to use the scraper as, with a past stove, I notices some of the white spackle decoration wearing off with too much scrubbing with one of those green scrubbie sponges.
    I also use Bar Keepers Friend cleanser and find that if I have a tough, stuck on bit of something, a paste of BKF and a scrubby sponge get the job done just fine. I have not had any issues with any thing coming off with the scrubby sponge, other than the goo. Then again, I have no spackle on mine... I guess it wouldn't hurt to test it on yours first!
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    LOVE my black glass top! I use the recommended cream cleaner with PAPER TOWELS and a hard plastic scraper "thingy" made for glass tops. You do have to wait for the cook top to completely cool to get the best clean & shine! The top of my stove shines - my old burners didn't shine.

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    I have a glass cook top and hate it. hard to keep clean to me. i must clean after every cooking but have to wait forever for it to cool off first. and had to buy all new skillets and pots to use on it. no aluminum at all!!! it can melt. didn't know that!!

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    I love mine! I clean it with a razor blade. One even came with the instruction manuel.

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    I am not thrilled with ours. The biggest trick is to clean it as soon as it cools. Julia does the cooking and she is not too neat and we had an awful mess. Magic Eraser worked wonders, but there are still marks on the top. So always give it a quick clean as soon as it cools and never cook on the top if there is anything still on it from a previous meal.
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    I use the Vileda sponges you can buy them at Walmart, they've got a coarse scratch pad on one side and a smooth side, it does not scratch the surface at all I use mine everyday for cleaning the surface. The coarse side you use for stuff that gets burnt on and it lifts it very easily. Other thing I use occasionally is the Mr Clean Magic Eraser it works well too, I can't handle any kind of harsh cleaning chemicals so this work very well for me.

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    Thank you so much. I had never heard of the razor blade thing and will give it a try. I also have BarKeepers Friend and will try that, hadn't thought of that one. You are right on making something to cover it, bad idea, I agree. LOL Thanks everyone.

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    Yes, I love the smooth top too! I use the cooktop cleaner works really well, a razor blade if it is really cooked on! i don't want to EVER go back to the coils!

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    I have an induction cook top which I assume is similar to yours. It is all glass and I love mine. I only use a soft hot, soapy wet sponge and then wipe over again with another wet cloth and finally a clean teatowel..good as new! For stuck on spots I just dribble some soapy water on and leave for a bit and it comes off. Admittedly I do clean as soon as possible after cooking each time.
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    I use the same cleaning method as noted by KSellers. Works great for me.
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    I have found that it is really easy to keep clean, it's my husbands job to keep it looking good!!!

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    We have "gas on glass" which is where the gas burners come out of the glass top instead of being on metal. We love it! It is very easy to clean. We were told to use Ceramabrite and a soft scrub pad or a straight razor blade for tough messes. It works great. Just remember to immediately clean up sugary messes as they will etch the ceramic top.
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