How to Clean Induction Cooktop

Induction cookers have made our lives much easier. With instant cooking and that too without any expenditure of LPG, induction cookers have become a favorite of the youth. However, one needs to clean the induction cooker properly in order to increase its lifespan. Cleaning of the induction cooker is not that difficult as one must only clean the part where the vessel is kept for cooking. The best part of the induction cooker is that it does not get dirty as the top is made of glass or ceramic, due to which, there are low chances of burnt, sticky tops or spillover beverages. Induction cookers have made life simpler for people who are living in the city alone. Cooking food has never been so easy.

Before knowing how to clean the induction cooktop, it is essential to know what kind of materials should be used in order to clean it.

Do's:
  • A soft cloth should be used to clean the induction cooktop. As the top is made up of glass or ceramic, if a rough cloth or scrub is used then there are chances of scratches. A sponge can also be used for this purpose.
  • There are specific cleaners that are made for cleaning glass and ceramic surfaces. These cleaners should be used for cleaning the cooktop.
  • White vinegar can be used for cleaning any stain marks on the induction cooktop.
  • Scrapers that are specifically designed for glass or ceramic surfaces can be used for cleaning an induction cooktop.

 

While these were the things that should be used for cleaning purposes, there are certain things that should be avoided while cleaning an induction cooktop.

 

Don'ts:
  • A cleaner with a large quantity of chemicals should be avoided. Chemicals that are flammable should be avoided.
  • Sharp tools should not be used for cleaning an induction cooktop.
  • Chlorine or bleaching products should be avoided.

 

There are different types of cleaning processes of an induction cooktop, based on which there are various tips that should be followed.

 

Daily Cleaning:

For daily cleaning of an induction cooktop, follow these tips.

  1. After the usage of induction is over, it should be unplugged and should be kept like that until it completely cools down.
  2. Use a paper towel or sponge that is moist to wipe any cooking stains, specifically liquid, from the cooktop.
  3. Pour a peanut size amount of cleaner on the sponge and wipe the surface with it so that no stains would remain on the cooktop.
  4. After that, wipe the cooktop with a dry paper and leave it to settle down.

Heavy Cleaning:

For heavy cleaning or overall cleaning of the induction cooker, follow these tips.

  1. For hard crusty residue on the surface of the cooktop, use a glass or ceramic cleaner to remove it. Pour out some amount of the cleaner on a soft cloth and rub it over the residue until it is clean. After that, wipe away the residue with a soft, moist cloth.
  2. For hard food residue, use a ceramic scraper for removing it. Do not use it harshly, just run it over the residue with low pressure till the residue is completely removed. If the scraper is rubbed hardly over the surface, it can leave certain scratch marks on the cooktop.
  3. If there is hard water or liquid spots, then white vinegar can come in handy. Pour out a decent amount of white vinegar on a soft cloth and clean the surface with it.
  4. One of the essential things to keep in mind is that water should not enter the induction cooker while cleaning; the electrical components would get damaged due to that.

 

Tips

There are several things that you should keep in mind, which would prevent your induction cooker from becoming dirty and would save your time from cleaning.

  • Do not fill the vessel to the brim as that might result in spilling of the food or liquid kept in the vessel.
  • Always wipe the bottom of the vessel before using it on induction cooker; that might prevent from getting any stains on the cooktop.
  • Always let the induction cooker cool down before cleaning it as that would help in maintaining the efficiency of the induction cooker.
  • Always use utensils that are specially made for using in an induction cooker. These utensils would help in preventing the breakage of the glass surface of the cooktop, and they would even work properly.

Cleaning of an induction cooktop is essential as that would prevent the degradation of the device and would instead help in maintaining the look and efficiency of the induction cooker. Daily cleanup of the induction cooker would prevent any stains from the residue and would even lessen the load of heavy cleaning. A good cleaning of the induction cooker should be done at least once a week to remove any stains or residues which remained even after the daily cleanup.