Balance, balance, balance. Separate/sort/load by weight (when wet, so keep absorbency in mind. Imagine the clothes soaking wet). A heavy cotton towel holds more water than a thin sheet or polyester shirt. Having one heavy item mixed in with a lot of light ones will create an imbalance breaking the machine, making it bang or…
Light to Moderate Soil: Apply cooktop cleaner with a non-abrasive pad, paper towel or clean cloth. Hand dish washing detergent and water or a baking soda paste can also be used if cooktop is rinsed thoroughly and completely dried. Heavy Soil, Metal Markings: Gently scrub with cooktop cleaner using a clean cloth or paper towel. Reapply cleaner. Cover with…
Before using your cooktop for the first time, apply a cooktop cleaning product specially formulated for glass-ceramic cooktops. Apply with a non-abrasive pad, paper towel or clean cloth. This helps make future cleaning easier.
For stubborn soils, use a plastic scouring pad and a nonabrasive cleaner. If soil is not removed, reapply Cooktop Cleaning Creme. Cover with damp paper towels and let stand 30 minutes. Scrub again. Rinse and dry.
It is suggested that it be cleaned after each use. Clean with soap and water, mild liquid sprays or mild abrasive cleaners or baking soda. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents such as steel wool pads or powdered cleaning agents. These products will scratch cooktop surfaces.
Grates need to be cleaned frequently with hot soapy water. Grease and food spatters will be difficult to remove if the grate is not cleaned prior to heating.
To clean the gas ports, use a straight pin rather than a toothpick. A toothpick may break off and clog the ports. Do not enlarge or distort the ports. Be especially aware of the gas port beneath the ignitor. If this port is blocked, the burner may not light.
If this happens, the gas ports may become blocked and it may affect the flame.
This will prevent water from entering the gas tube opening. When cleaning the surface burner, use care around the ignitor. If a cleaning cloth should catch the ignitor, it could damage it. The burner may not light if the ignitor is damaged, soiled or wet.
Try to find one with no electronics. It’s hard to do these days. But if you find one it will likely need fewer repairs and cost less when it does finally break. If you have one of these kind already, keep it.