Everyday Cheapskate: How to Clean and Care for a Smooth Glass Cooktop
When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smooth-top ceramic or glass cooktop.
While a smooth-top beats a coil element-type cooktop in the style department, it requires a different kind of proactive care to keep it looking good while preventing discoloration and scratching.
WHAT NOT TO DO
With smooth-top cooktops, it's all about prevention. If you think of your cooktop as a delicate possession that requires your utmost protection, you'll be way ahead of the game.
CAST-IRON OR STONE COOKWARE
Do not use cast-iron or stone cookware on a smooth-top cooktop or range. It's tempting, I know, because cast iron works so well on a glass induction cooktop. Just don't do it. Period. The bottom of these types of cookware can be rough, even gritty, like sandpaper. Any movement on that cooktop can leave permanent scratches.
Do not drag heavy pots across a smooth-top cooktop. Always lift to another area of the cooktop to reduce the risk of scratching. And don't place anything heavy on a smooth-top cooktop, even for a few minutes.
Do not allow abrasive cleansers, Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty sponges (the green ones), scour pads (green) or metal scrubbers of any kind near the cooktop.