are popular because they are easier to wipe off than a gas or electric oven.
But if you have one of these stoves, be careful with what you use to wipe and how you do it. A bad decision can lead to permanent equipment damage. Here's what to avoid and why.
It is fine to use the soft side of yourto wipe your glass hob. Avoid the urge to turn it over and use the scrubby side. It is too abrasive and can cause surface scratches.
Umm, a big no to this. The sanding side of a sponge can leave small scratches. By contrast, steel wool can leave deep depressions in the surface of your hob. In these cracks, food can settle and become permanent features of the hob.
To remove stubborn, dried-on dirt, a razor blade is best. Hold it at a 45-degree angle and skim the rudeness of the glass.
Any detergent while the oven is hot
Always wait for the oven to cool completely before cleaning it. Detergents can quickly burn and damage the surface of the glass, leaving behind pits or boils.
While scrubbing at a difficult spot, do not lie down. Extra elbow grease can exert too much pressure on the glass, causing it to crack. A light touch is best.
Glass cleaners, such as Windex, are a no-no. I know it makes sense to use a glass cleaner on a glass cooker, but that's not a good idea. The ammonia in the glass cleaner is too strong to clean a hob and can cause damage. A better alternative is white vinegar.
Here's the best way to clean your hob without damaging it.
Go a step further and clean the inside of your oven window with these tips.