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Cleaning my cooktop

randyjl Sep 10, 2009 03:23 PM

I have a JennAir glass cooktop with some stubborn gunk that I cannot get off with all the elbow grease I can muster. Can anyone share some insights to get this cooktop clean?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet RE: randyjl Sep 10, 2009 03:30 PM

    are you using the cleanser with the specialty scrubber sponge?

    1. elfcook RE: randyjl Sep 10, 2009 03:37 PM

      if the cleaner & "approved" scrubby sponge do not work, there is another way - you just have to be careful. Take a razor blade & gently scrape the gunk, holding the blade at an angle. This was suggested in a manual for a stove I used to have. I even once picked up a glass top cleaning "kit" of some sort that had a plastic handled razor blade for this purpose.

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        dmd_kc RE: randyjl Sep 10, 2009 09:36 PM

        Two things: Cerama Bryte cleaner will take off anything I've ever thrown at it:


        And as elfcook says, a straight razor-blade scraper will work too, in conjunction with a cleaner like Windex. The Cerama Bryte is the gentlest and safest, though.

        1. Paulustrious RE: randyjl Sep 11, 2009 03:13 PM

          I used a razor when I moved into my house. Took a while, but it did get it off. I actually used one of those paint scrapers that you slide a one-sided razor blade into. Your hardware store will have one.
          You can use Easy-Off Glass Cooktop cleaner. http://www.easyoff.us/faq.shtml#section1

          I used the original heavy duty stuff, but made sure it didnt come into contact with any aluminium. (ie remove the heater units and clean them elsewhere.)

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