ceramic cooktops

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    difficult child is making us something to eat. He laid down a loaf of bread on a hot ceramic cooktop. The plastic melted on the stove. Will this ruin my finish? Any suggestions how to get it off?
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I am not sure about plastic, but my easy child burnt scalding milk on mine and I just slowly and gradually got it off using the cooktop cleaner and a dobie pad, which is made of finely sewed together plastic - it's a scrubbie. You can't put too much pressure or you will scratch the top, but you can apply a little pressure and gently, over time, it comes off. It was so bad and she didn't tell me and it sat there cooking onto the top and I thought my cooktop was ruined forever.

    Another *smarter* option than my idea :tongue: is to call the manufacturer.
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I'd call the manufacturer, too.

    What about turning the heat back on low, just enough to soften the plastic so you can wipe it off with rag or paper towel?
  4. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Try nail polish remover in an inconspicuous spot.
  5. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Low heat, let the plastic soften, push up with a damp cloth and then gently remove with tweezers so you don't burn your fingers. Then, use a Magic Eraser to clean it (works better than the cream stuff you get and is safe for cooktops).
  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Thanks- these are great ideas!! I feel much better now!
  7. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I have a blunt metal scraper that I use for my electric cooktop. It scratches easily.
    I scrape it all off first, this was the manufacturers suggestions. I do this with my granite, ceramic and almost any other surface now.
    I then use one of those Clorox cleaning pads. Or softly use my scrubby pad.
    I have also used vinegar and baking soda after scraping it with a soft towel.
  8. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    My ceramic cooktop came with a straight edge razor to use. I use it along with the ceramic cooktop cleaner to gently scrape the burnt on food.
  9. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hope it came out. I would have suggested putting the eye on for just a minute and then turning if off and using a straight edge razor to get it off. I then would use Bon Ami (like comet but it doesn't scratch and it's what I use on mine) and a soft sponge.

  10. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    I use a razor blade thingie on mine. And it has scraped up some pretty stuck cooked on foods. But, to be safe I'd contact the manufacturer.