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Help, I Can't Get My Ceramic Cooktop Clean!!

Okay, it's my own fault for not cleaning it sooner and letting all that spilled food cook onto my cooktop over and over. But the "Cooktop Magic" always did a miraculous job removing the brown crust so I figured I'd get to it eventually. Except this time I must have waited too long because the crust is not coming off, even after three tries with the miracle product. Now what? Anyone out there have a trick to remove cooked-on food from your stove?

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

Next time I'm coming here first before spending a fruitless hour of scrubbing.

Round one with the razor blade removed the 3-dimensional food gunk.... YES!
Next I'm gonna soak and try to get the stains out.
Thank you mamas!

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I just discovered "Bar Keepers Friend". Nothing worked for me for years, but this stuff works. It is slightly abrasive (think comet), but brings the cooktop back to a shine (we have a gas frigidare).

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Get a razor blade, and scrape it.

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my instruction book that came with my stove said to use a razor blade to scrape off stuck on food before using cleaners.
also the "dr watson" multi purpose cleaner I got at target works good for gettign it clean , spray on leave on for a few mins and wipe off.

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razor blade or magic eraser

good luck!

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I always use a razor blade. Does wonders removing the dried on crud.

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razor blade

cheap and no chemicals

=)

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I just discovered "Bar Keepers Friend". Nothing worked for me for years, but this stuff works. It is slightly abrasive (think comet), but brings the cooktop back to a shine (we have a gas frigidare).

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Baking soda & vinegar mixed together with lots of elbow grease. You can let it set for about an hour to soften it up first. I have a white cook top & sometimes I have to clean it 2 or3 times to get it completely clean.

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I have an electric stove with the smooth top. when it gets really bad, I put a layer (thick one too) of dawn soap with just a LITTLE water and let it sit for a good hour. Then wipe that up with a wet rag...THEN I use the special stuff solution for the stove and have to get one of those scrubbers and use some elbow grease. i have never had to work on the stuff more than 10 mins..(I use the timer on the stove to see how much time vs progress I am making)

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Bon Ami is good.
Occasionally I'll pour boiling water on my cook top and let it sit, then scrub and wash. The water softens up the baked on stuff so the scrubbing is easier.

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I have a white ceramic cooktop... I clean it after each use with the CeramaBryte from Home Depot. I also use the yellow scrubbies that are sold for the specific purpose for ceramic cooktops. These have removed stains that I was sure would be on my white cooktop forever.

My directions also state for the very stubborn stain,use a razor blade.

I have not had to use the blade yet. My cooktop is still perfectly white!

Good luck.

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i'd like to add in another trick that my husband figured out. he used steel wool and it looks the best it has in a long time. might be easier and less apt to scratch than the razor blade.

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SoftScrub does wonders for me :) Baking soda paste as well.

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we use shaklee scour off.

www.shaklee.com

even takes stains out of counters. and well it's an amazing product

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before using the cleaner, I always use a straight blade razor to work away some of the more crusty stuff. I hold it at an angle against the glass and gently push. Don't scratch the cooktop though!

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Make it hot first. Pour boiling water on it, or just turning on the burners and wringing out a wet sponge over the dirty spots will make it easy to clean up.

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