How To Clean A Ceramic Hob – Real Advice of a Professional Cleaner

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Cleaning your ceramic hob is not the easiest task in the world, but it doesn’t have to be hard! Every time you cook on your stovetop, grease and food particles get left behind. Left unchecked for a long period of time, these can cause a lot of different problems with your expensive appliance. In this blog post, we will discuss some easy ways to clean a ceramic hob that won’t take up too much of your valuable time!

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Things to consider before cleaning your hob

– make sure you’re using the right cleaning products for ceramic hobs. A good quality specialist cleaner will always be the best option.

Weiman Ceramic Glass Top Cooker Spray is fab.

Important note: This is for the glass top cooker spray, not the cream cleaner by Weiman. I dont recommend any cream or paste cleaners on ceramic hobs.

And the green cleaners weapon of choice for me is:

Skoosh Green Cleaning

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Skoosh is a green multi-purpose cleaner that I use around my house. 

It’s multipurpose because it comes in a concentrated bottle with 3 reusable spray bottles that make up the 3 levels of cleaning. 

At the most diluted level, we have the window and glass cleaner. 

The middle dilution level is your average multi surface cleaner. 

The highest concentrate is for burnt on, sticky, hard to remove grime. 

This is what I use to clean everything in my house these days.

If you’re making the switch to something environmentally friendly, then this is the guy for you.

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The right tools.

There are glass scraping tools on the market. Look on Amazon for a glass razor!

A wide and extendable one like this will make the job easier for you.

I’ve read many blog posts and watched many YouTube videos where they state to use bicarbonate of soda or a scourer to scratch away the residue. This is poorly researched advice and I suspect they’re all just copying off each other. Please don’t use these techniques if you like your hob shiny.

Never use anything abrasive like scourers or abrasive paste cleaners (including homemade), because these will leave micro-abrasions on the surface and dull the shine over time. They can leave bigger scratches on the surface too.

The Importance of Keeping Your Ceramic Hob Clean

It’s so important to keep ceramic hobs clean and to clean after every use. The reason behind this is because it is essentially a glass surface, the rings stay hot for longer, which causes any spills to be burned on and very difficult to remove. It’s not nice to look at and just looks plain ugly.

Another cause for concern with the build-up is that it could potentially cause a fire, as with any other cooker hob. So you wanna make sure you’re getting it as clean as humanly possible.

Ceramic hobs are meant to be shiny for a good reason. Not only does it look better on your kitchen counter, but the food you cook will also taste better because of its slick surface. A dirty ceramic hob is not just unattractive; it can actually ruin your culinary experience by preventing pans from sitting flat enough and touching the heating element properly and evenly.

How To Clean A Ceramic Hob

Daily Wipe Ups – Make sure all burners are turned off and unplugged. Wipe down with soapy water using a microfiber cloth. Rinse thoroughly after each burner has been cleaned. This will help prevent build-up from occurring in the future!

Crud Removing – To remove the built-up crud around the elements. You will need:

  1. A good quality ceramic hob cleaner
  2. A microfiber cloth
  3. A glass safety razor

The Process For Cleaning Ceramic Hobs Properly and Safely

  1. Remove any loose particles by simply wiping them away with a microfiber cloth.
  2. Spray liberally with the aforementioned ceramic hob cleaner.
  3. Let the cleaner sit on the surface for a few minutes to work its magic.
  4. Wipe away with a microfiber cloth.
  5. If you’re left with rings around the elements, spray again.
  6. Use your razor blade as flat to the surface as possible to slide the remaining residue off.
  7. Repeat on all four elements.
  8. Spray a little more cleaner.
  9. Polish in with a dry microfiber cloth.

How To Prevent Ceramic Hob Build-Up.

The best course of action is always going to be prevention. And I know, I keep saying this over and over in all my posts. BUT, if you can prevent a spill from happening then you won’t need to clean it up.

  1. Do you need to use an entire pot of water for your veggies? Not really, just fill the pan about one-quarter full and that’s enough. This way there won’t be any spills or overflows on the cooktop!
  2. If your water is getting too hot and boiling over onto your stovetop. The best way to avoid these types of spills as well make sure cooking goes smoothly – use a large enough pan for the contents so there are no overflow worries!
  3. Clean as you go. If you spilt something or it overflowed onto the stovetop, then clean it up when it happens. This will prevent a lot of burnt on crud later on.
  4. Leading on from the last point. Clean your hob every time you use it. Your ceramic hob and his fantastic shine will thank you for it.
  5. Use the right pots and pans for your hob. If you’re using an induction hob, then you need to buy induction hob pots and pans.

Other Uses For This Method.

In our cleaning company for years now, we’ve been using this same method to clean ovens. The only difference being, that we use an oven cleaner instead of a hob cleaner.

You can use the glass razor to clean up your glass oven door window to look new.

You can also use the glass razor on other glass surfaces, just be sure to make the surface very wet and slippery and keep it as flat as possible, running parallel with the surface.

Can I use the pink stuff on my ceramic hob?

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In short, no. The pink stuff is a natural mild cleaning abrasive. The keyword here is abrasive. When you use an abrasive cleaner, no matter how gentle it is, on a shiny surface, like a ceramic hob. It etches into the surface and leaves tiny abrasions in the top layer of the surface. 

When you use an abrasive cleaner like the pink stuff over a long period of time. It makes the once shiny surface dull. 

These companies who make the abrasive cleaners do advertise that you CAN use their products on shiny surfaces, however, my expert, and first-hand experience with abrasive cleaners tells me that it is not a good idea. 

I’ve seen many glass top stoves, ceramic hobs, induction hobs and oven doors that are damaged enough to make them look cloudy and dull. This isn’t an attractive look so please don’t do it. 

I’ve scratched my hob, can it be fixed?

I’m sorry, no. Once your ceramic hob has been scratched you cant repair it. You can make it look less obvious with either the Weiman Cleaner or Skoosh Cleaner mentioned above but you’ll never be able to restore it fully. Time for a new hob I’m afraid.

Warning.

Do not use the blade upright, the blade must be parallel with the surface to prevent scratching.

The surface must be wet with the ceramic hob cleaner to prevent scratching. Using a glass razor on a dry surface will definitely scratch it.

Never use ammonia or bleach-based products to clean a ceramic hob, these will damage and discolour beyond repair.

Don’t use citrus-based products.

Don’t be tempted to chisel off burnt-on crud with a knife or any other kind of utensil.

Conclusion

If you take only one piece advice away from this blog post. Make it this one – Don’t use abrasive products on glass/ceramic or induction hobs. You don’t need them. You also don’t need them for any other household task providing you haven’t in the past.

Abrasive cleaners just grind down a surface and make it harder and harder to clean as time goes on.

42 Hilarious Cleaning Memes and Jokes to Make Your Day

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Have you ever needed a laugh? Well, we’ve got your back. We know cleaning can be tough at times and we are here to make it better with some of the funniest memes around! There’s nothing like cleaning to bring on the laughs so take a look at our list below that is sure to tickle your fancy.

Vacuum Cleaning Meme

The deepest of profound thoughts, my mind is blown!

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Pitching In Funny Cleaning Meme

Just look at this little guys face though, hahaha.

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A Clean House Meme

I am certainly blessed to know this feeling. If you’d like to know how I do this, visit my website at sarahjanegoldsmith.com

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Oh Billy, You Do Make Us Smile

Hands up who owns a Billy? Me!

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Cleaning Meme (Or Lack There Of)

We’ve all had a Susan moment at some point in our lives. It might be funny now but at the time you feel like you are literally about to crack up. Once again, if this is you, pop over to my website sarahjanegoldsmith.com and find out how to restore order to your home.

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Keyboard Cleaning

Hahaha I’ve certainly been in this situation once or twice.

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This Cleaning Meme Should Be of My Son!

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Which Friend Are You?

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The Most Accurate Cleaning Meme On This Page

This is literally me. I’m not ashamed to say I have a vacuum on every floor of my house now and this is why!

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Lady Gaga Cleaning Meme

Who doesn’t love a bit of Gaga?

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We posted the next one in our Facebook Group, it was an instant hit!

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Where are all the other man tips?

If this is number 42, I think we need to see the entire list, don’t you?

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Oh that old chestnut!

Spoon versus human. Spoon always wins.

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The pesky line of filth.

I started using the vacuum to get that pesky line of dust left behind.

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The Chair

Who has a chair like this at home? It’s the latest trend!

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Funny Quote Cleaning Meme’s

Next up we have a few funny quote’s in relation to cleaning. Credit Good House Keeping

Get Wax Out of a Candle Jar – 7 Stupid Easy Ways!

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Candles are a beautiful thing. They can provide warmth, light and ambience when you need it the most. But sometimes they leave behind a mess…wax in your candle jar! So how do you clean and remove wax out of your candle jars? We have seven ways that will get the job done quickly and easily!

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Freezing Can Get Wax Out Of A Candle Jar

The old trick of using ice cubes to get wax out of carpets is not just for getting the last bits off the shag pile. Freezing your candle and then breaking it up with a butter knife will break down any large chunks, making removal easier. Then, after removing all the pieces from the jar or container, you can clean it thoroughly with soap and water before storing again!

How To Clean Candle Jars With Boiling Water

Boiling water is what I use to clean out my candle jars. Pour some boiling water into the candle jar. The wax will float to the top and, once cooled, will become solid again so you can pull out the rest of the remaining wax. Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or sponge to clean it for any residue left behind.

How To Use The Oven To Remove Candle Wax From A Jar

You can avoid the hassle of scraping wax off multiple candles by preheating your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, lining a baking sheet with foil and placing them upside down on the aluminium. After 15 minutes in this hot environment, you’ll notice that the wax has pooled onto the strip–time for removal! Let each candle jar cool before cleaning it thoroughly using soap and warm water. The leftover wax will dry out completely after about 4 hours which should give you plenty of time to clean up any mess left behind from melted candles.

Clean Candle Jars With A Hair Dryer

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Hairdryers are an excellent tool for removing candle wax from carpets. You can also use them to soften the wax in a candle jar, removing it more efficiently with a knife. Start by turning your hair dryer on warm, positioning it near the side or bottom of the candle jar. – when the wax is soft touchable, then use a knife to remove the wax.

Use A Pot and Boiling Water To Get Wax Out Of A Candle Jar

Method 1

Place your candle jar in a pot, pour boiling water into the pot, about two-thirds of the way up the candle jar. Wait for the wax to loosen from the sides of the candle jar, and use a knife for popping out the wax.

Method 2

As above, place the candle jar in a pot, fill the pot with boiling water and fill the candle jar with cotton wool. Once all the wax has melted, it will have absorbed into the cotton wool, and you can pull it out.

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A Wax Warmer

Similar to the last method. You can use a wax warmer to remove candle wax from candle jars. Place the candle jar onto the warmer and place some cotton wool inside the candle jar.

Turn on the warmer, and as the wax melts, it will soak into the cotton wool so you can easily clean the candle jar.