Last Updated On April 21st, 2016
Extremely flexible and ready to go quickly: an induction hob transforms cooking into a pleasurable activity. It is easy and handy to prepare your favourite meals, as induction cooktops apply the heat exactly where it’s needed. The result: you can save energy and cook more cleanly and safely. And the uniquely adaptable cooking zones help you maintain your flexibility when cooking. But the question at the back your mind is probably:
Are induction hobs easy to clean?
The glass ceramic surface gets only as hot as the pans and pots themselves, which makes it extremely easy to clean. Furthermore, the induction hob only heats up the position of the cookware, leaving the rest of the cook-top cool – anything that runs over, such as grease splashes, cannot burn over. You can simply use a damp cloth for immediate cleaning. Use a glass ceramic detergent occasionally to sanitize your induction hob, and always ensure the cook-top is cool before any cleaning.
How to clean your induction hob in four steps
Cleaning your induction hob is a walk in the park. Their creative design reduces the chances of food burning on to the cooker top, meaning that you will not need any particularly strong cleaning materials – plain water and a simple kitchen spray should be sufficient. Be sure to give the hob enough time to cool before you start cleaning.
- Get rid of any loose dirt or food to make it easier to see the areas that need extra attention.
- Using a soft cloth, apply warm, soapy water over the hob. You can use a good, effective liquid laundry detergent or dishwashing soap, but a good kitchen spray specially designed for removing food grease is ideal.
- Rinse and dry the hob; then smear some white vinegar over the cooker-top with a clean cloth for that extra shine.
- Finish by buffing the cooker top with a clean cloth.
- Ensure the cook-top has cooled down after using it, and then use a damp sponge to wipe out any wet spills.
- Apply a small amount of glass ceramic cook-top cleaner over the cook-top, and then rub gently using a paper towel.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe off the cleaner from the cook-top.
- To avoid spatters cooking onto your cook-top, use a ceramic cook-top scraper to wipe them off while the cook-top is still hot.
- If your induction hob contains any stainless steel components, use a nonabrasive cloth or stainless steel cleaner to clean them off, and then wipe dry using a clean cloth. For stainless steel, always clean along the grain to avoid scratching.
Never use abrasive, caustic, or flammable cleaners when cleaning an induction cook-top. Steer away from cleaners that are in powder form, those containing ammonia or bleach, and any scouring or scrubbing agent not specifically designed for glass ceramic surfaces.
Last of all
A clean hob can transform the entire outlook of your kitchen. Instead of looking dirty, drab, or cluttered, simply making the effort to clean your hob can leave your kitchen looking fresher. The quandary is that hobs tend to get dirty really quickly really fast, and most people don’t have the time to clean it after every use. Once the food dries onto the cook-top, it can be a nightmare to wipe off, so it is always advisable to clean up any spillages instantly if you don’t want to waste an entire day brushing off old food.
Also read: Are induction hobs cheaper to run?