Thermador is a well-known and highly respected brand in the world of home appliances. Known for their high-quality materials and innovative designs, Thermador products are a worthwhile investment for any home chef. However, like any appliance, they require a bit of maintenance and upkeep to keep them performing at their best. One essential part of this maintenance is cleaning the cooktop, especially if it is made of glass. Are you wondering how to clean a Thermador glass cooktop without scratching it?
Steps to Clean a Thermador Glass Cooktop
Cleaning a Thermador glass cooktop may seem intimidating at first, but it is a relatively simple process as long as you follow a few key steps. A clean cooktop not only looks better but also ensures that your food is cooked evenly and safely. Let us walk you through the steps for how to clean a Thermador glass cooktop, as well as how to clean a glass range top and keep it looking and functioning like new.
What Is the Best Way to Clean a Thermador Glass Cooktop?
To clean a glass stove top and keep it in top condition, it’s important to clean it regularly. We recommend cleaning your cooktop after each use to prevent any food or debris from accumulating. Are you wanting to learn how to clean glass cooktops?
When your electric cooktop has cooled, start by washing it with a soft cloth and a mild soap and water solution. Rinse the cooktop with a clean, moistened cloth, and then dry it completely using a microfiber towel or a glass cooktop cleaning cloth.
Finally, apply a small amount of Thermador Induction & Electric Cooktop Cleaner to the surface. Using circular motions, spread the cleaner across the entire cooktop and then buff it to a shine with a dry towel. By following these steps, you can keep your glass cooktop clean and functioning at its best.
How Do You Remove Burnt-on Food From a Thermador Glass Cooktop?
It’s inevitable that spills and drips will occur on a cooktop from time to time. However, certain types of food can cause damage to the glass cooktop if they are not promptly cleaned up.
These foods include sugary substances like syrups and sugars, dairy products like milk and cream, and acidic foods like tomatoes.
In addition, it’s common for debris like the plastic film from packaging or foil to end up on the cooktop surface, where it can melt or stick. To protect your glass cooktop, it’s important to clean up these types of spills and debris as soon as they happen.
To Clean a Hot Thermador Glass Cooktop:
- First, turn off the glass cooktop and carefully remove all pots and pans.
- While wearing an oven mitt or other protective hand covering, use the Thermador Glass Scraper to remove any debris carefully.
- To avoid accidental scratching, make sure to hold the Glass Scraper at a shallow angle (less than 30 degrees).
- Once the cooktop has cooled, moisten a soft towel or sponge and place it over any remaining burnt-on stains. Wait about 30 minutes for the stains to loosen, then remove the towel.
- Use the Glass Scraper to remove the rest of the burnt-on stains.
- Wipe away any debris, and then clean the entire cooktop with Thermador Induction & Electric Cooktop Cleaner
How Do You Remove Scratches From a Glass Cooktop?
Prevent scratches on your glass cooktop by ensuring the correct pots and pans are used It is important to use pots and pans with flat bottoms. Avoid using cast iron or any cookware that may have rough or damaged bottoms, as this can scratch the surface.
Although scratches on the cooktop may not affect its performance, they are permanent and cannot be removed. To maintain the smooth and pristine appearance of your glass cooktop, be sure to use appropriate cookware and handle it with care.
Avoid Using These Cleaners on Thermador Glass Cooktops
To keep your glass cooktop in top condition, it’s important to use the appropriate cleaning methods and products. Using the wrong products or methods to clean a glass cooktop can damage the cooktop’s surface, causing scratches or other permanent damage.
To avoid damaging your glass cooktop, avoid the following products:
- Cleaning devices, brushes, or pads that contain soap or other chemicals
- Rough sponges meant for scrubbing
- Chlorine bleach-based cleaners
- Metal scouring pads
- Cleaners with ammonia
- Caustic cleaners, such as Easy Off®
- Abrasive cleaners, including baking soda
- Dishwashing agents, except for diluted, mild dish soap
Stick to the recommended cleaning methods and products to keep your glass cooktop looking and functioning like new.
Taking care of your glass cooktop is a worthwhile investment of time and effort. Following the recommended cleaning steps and using the appropriate products, you can keep your cooktop looking and functioning like new for years to come. Regular cleaning and maintenance will also ensure that your food is cooked evenly and safely, giving you the best possible cooking experience.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if your Thermador glass cooktop needs repair, don’t hesitate to call RD Appliance Service for diagnosis and repair. Our team of experienced technicians will be happy to assist you and get your cooktop back in top working order. Protect your investment and enjoy the convenience and performance of your Thermador glass cooktop by keeping it clean and well-maintained.