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Aug 1, 2005 08:16 PM

smooth top stove

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whats the best way to clean a smooth top electric stove? If water boils over (or anything else) it burns on to the surface and is a pain to get off. They say not to use anything abrasive. Am I doing something wrong or is this just what I have to deal with?

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  1. My mom has one and she uses simply soapy water and a strong arm, hers always looks like new and I know it has seen it's share of boil overs and things like it, I just spent 3 weeks cooking on it and I am used to gas!

    1. We had a ceramic stove top for several years and used the cream product in the attached url. The site describes "Stove Top" cleaner as a product of the appliance manufacturer, but we have found it at our local True Value hardware store. Worked quite well.... sometimes with a lot of elbow grease.


      1. There's a special cleaning product called Cerama-Brite for smooth-tops...that's what I've used and the GE smoothtop I bought came with a small bottle of it.

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        1. re: Val

          I have been using this product lately, it does work but smells terrible.

          If you can find Orange Power Paste - that stuff they used to sell on TV - It works THE BEST for cleaning ceramic top stoves. It works better than cerama-brite and you won't have to scrub as hard. This stuff will even remove that brownish ring that forms around the burners. I can no longer find this miracle cleaner in my stores but it might still be available online.

        2. When something boils over try to clean up the spill immediately because the more it gets burned on, the harder it will be to remove, and if it's sugar the situation will be even more desperate. Also, keep a single-edged razor blade handy and use it to scrape off as much as you can of a spill after the stove cools. For polishing purposes use one of the creams suggested in this thread. Note of caution: I once set down a hot lid on the ceramic stove top; it formed such a tight suction that it cracked the ceramic and I had to replace the whole top. Set a hot lid down so that part of it is over the edge and air can get up under it.

          1. Whoever thought of these things should be shot. They are a small step up from electric coils but yeesh I hate mine.

            The upside is that it frustrated me so much I finally broke down and bought a nice Zojirushi rice cooker.