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"Scratch" on my glass cooktop

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I love my GE Profile black glass cooktop. I know there are a lot of haters out there, so I hope this thread doesn't turn into a hater thread. :)

My question to those who may have dealt with this: is there a way to get a "scratch" out of the cooktop? I am using quotation marks because I am not positive it is a real scratch. It is an approximately 1/8 inch thick curved line that I believe was caused by a pot that did not sit flat on the cooktop. I tried the Ceramabrite that I always use to clean it, but that did not really help. Do I have to just live with it? The stove is only about 6 months old. Anyone have any ideas? Sorry I don't have a picture. I'll try to upload one by tomorrow. Thanks.

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  1. Well, first verify that it's a scratch (magnifying glass, the fingernail perpendicular to the line test etc).

    If it isn't, I've managed to get stuff like that off with dilute Barkeeper's Friend and a whole lot of rubbing.

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    1. re: wattacetti

      "the fingernail perpendicular to the line test etc"

      I have no idea what this means. Please explain. Thank you!

      1. re: ttoommyy

        Run your fingernail across the scratch. If it feels like it drops in, you have a scratch. If it feels like you bumped into something, it's something cooked on.

        Or just use a magnifying glass and take a close look at the thing.

        1. re: wattacetti

          Got it. Thanks. I did run my finger across it and I really do not think it is a scratch. I'll get some Barkeeper's Friend and see what happens. Thank you.

    2. Use the ceramabrite and a razor blade.That is the advise G.E. gave me and it works fantastically.

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      1. re: poser

        "Use the ceramabrite and a razor blade.That is the advise G.E. gave me and it works fantastically."

        I think I may have tried the razor blade without the Ceramabryte. I'll try both together tonight after work. Thanks poser.