Induction Hob Cleaning Guide
Induction hobs with their seamless and shiny finish, can show up spills, dried-on food and many consumers are unsure of how to effectively clean them.
We’ve put together a couple of tips to help you restore your hob to its former glassy glory.
The good news is that food is less likely to get burnt onto the surface of induction hobs in comparison to their ceramic counterparts so they are a little easier to clean. The secret to maintaining a clean, shiny hob is to clean up spills and dirt as soon as possible, before they’ve had time to dry on.
- Use a soft microfibre cloth or clean soft brush (make-up brushes are ideal) to brush off any loose crumbs or food residue before you start cleaning as these could scratch or mark the surface if wiped over.
- Apply some warm soapy water using the clean cloth. Washing up liquids have a good amount of grease remover in them, and are gentle enough to use when diluted on the hobs surface. Use small circular movements to coat the hob.
- Remove all of the cleaning solution with warm water and then use a microfibre cloth to dry. Once free of soap, leave the hob to dry.
- Finally, buff the hob using a clean microfibre cloth for that ultimate shine.
As with all of the do’s there are some definite DON’TS for cleaning induction hobs:
- DON’T use anything abrasive on an induction hob such as scourers, wire wool, scrapers.
Only use a microfibre cloth
- DON’T be tempted to try and scrape off dried-on foods. Anything sharp, even used with the most care will scratch the surface.
- DON’T use any cleaning products that aren’t specifically designed for induction hobs.
They are too abrasive.
The best way to look after your induction hob is to follow all of the cleaning steps above and to use the hob for cooking correctly. Read our Essential Glass Hob Guide to find out how to cook on, and look after your glass hob to ensure only minimal marking.
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*These are only recommendations and not official guidance. Please refer to the manufacturers manual for your specific make and model to use correctly and safely. We are not held responsible for damage caused. Refer to your manual.