Hobs deserve regular maintenance and more cleaning every week. Glass-ceramic, gas, induction, stainless steel, electric: let us guide you in cleaning your hob the right way.
Splashes of oil or melted butter, boiling water overflowing, tomato sauce splashing… Daily life on a hotplate is not easy! To ensure its proper functioning for a long time, it is essential to pamper it. First of all by maintaining it regularly: do not let stains become embedded, act immediately to make your life easier and to avoid any deterioration of your cooker. Wipe with a lightly soapy sponge every day or after a particularly hectic cooking session. Also bet on a more in-depth cleaning once a week or so, to be adapted according to the type of hob you have.
How to clean an induction or ceramic hob?
Since they tend to easily show the various traces of water or grease, you may want to clean your induction or ceramic hob a little more often. To do this, pass a sponge lightly soaked in white vinegar, rinse, then pass a dry cloth to make it shine.
For stubborn stains, use a squeegee and a cleaning product specially adapted for this type of hob, or a little baking soda with a sponge, before rinsing and polishing. Above all, do not be tempted by the tip of a knife or an unsuitable abrasive product which could damage the surface.
Cleaning an induction hob: the best methods
Grease, traces of burning or halo of pan… The induction hob sees all the colors! How to clean it properly and restore its shine? Here are some effective and natural solutions to adopt.
How to clean a gas hob?
To clean a gas stove, remove any grate and burners, soak them for an hour in a bath of hot water and a little white vinegar and baking soda, then scrub off any encrusted deposits with a with a slightly soapy abrasive sponge. Rinse and dry.
How to clean an electric hob?
As you will no doubt have noticed, cleaning an electric hob, generally made up of cast iron plates, can be quite difficult, as stains tend to become embedded there. To remove them easily, slightly heat your plates and remove them with a cloth, taking care not to burn yourself.
For particularly stubborn stains, especially grease stains, soak them for about ten minutes in a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda which should leave them no chance. Then scrape with an abrasive sponge, rinse and dry.
To remove any rust stains from your electric plates, soak them with a mixture of lemon and salt for a few minutes then give them a good wipe with the sponge, before rinsing and drying.
How to clean a stainless steel hob?
Highly appreciated by professionals, stainless steel cookers are increasingly popular among individuals. Its qualities are not lacking (high resistance, impeccable hygiene, waterproofing, etc.), but its maintenance can be somewhat tedious. The slightest drop of water or fingerprint can be spotted immediately. You should therefore always finish your daily cleaning by polishing with a microfiber cloth. For encrusted deposits on your stainless steel hob, simply soften them with a little sparkling water, before rubbing with a slightly soapy sponge. Rinse then dry to avoid any traces.
How to clean a glass hob?
Same problem with glass plates which can easily leave visible traces. After wiping with a soapy sponge and removing stubborn dirt by soaking it in a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda, don’t forget to polish with a microfiber cloth.