How to clean different types of oven hobs

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Cleaning the oven hob is part of the oven cleaning process, which you shouldn’t ignore. If you deal with this task correctly, you can be sure that your kitchen will look spotless.

Contrary to popular belief, hobs get dirty very easily. Whether you let a dish boil over or you accidentally spill tomato sauce, there is a world of negative outcomes that hobs endure on a daily basis. For this reason, it is important to know how to clean a hob correctly, depending on the type of hobs you have:

  • Ceramic/glass hobs – they are beautiful, but you need to know how to clean them properly. The main thing to remember is that they are prone to scratching. Many people make the mistake of using scrapers to deal with food debris, but this can be very dangerous and can permanently damage the hob. Instead, you should remove large pieces of food remaining with your hands. Then, apply a little cleaning solution, specially formulated for ceramic surfaces because will not have any additives that will make it abrasive. Give it enough time to soak but not dry out completely. Clean the area with a micro fibre cloth. If the cloth isn’t cutting it, try the crumpled newspaper, as it is somewhat rougher but still smooth enough not to damage the surface of the hob.
  • Induction hobs – induction hobs are probably the easiest to clean. Thanks to their design, food will naturally burn onto the top of your oven. A simple wipe with water should do the trick. Just remember to let the oven hob cool off before attempting to clean it. Then pick up large food debris with your hands. Apply soapy water with a soft cloth. You can also use liquid laundry detergent or dishwasher soap. Rinse and dry the hob with a clean cloth. This should do the trick.
  • Electric hobs – hobs with hot plates is a little tricky to clean. You may be wondering whether you can scrub electric plates without damaging them, or should you try to be more delicate. It turns out that hot plates are rather sturdy, which means cleaning them will not be that difficult. It is even easier if the hotplates can be removed. Spray them with a cleaner of your choice and let it soak for some time. You can use wire wool for some scrubbing action, but you should test it first to see if any scratching occurs, just in case. Rinse thoroughly when you are done.

Keep in mind that the best approach is always to wipe up spills immediately when they occur. If you do this before they have had the chance to dry up, you can save yourself a lot of oven cleaning troubles. Hopefully, these tips can guide you through the entire process with ease and ensure your hobs are always in top condition, no matter what they are forced to endure.

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