Clean and care for your Samsung electric cooktop

Woman wiping Samsung electric cooktop with a cloth

Although they are different from traditional gas cooktops, taking care of your electric or induction cooktop doesn't have to be too hard. This guide will explain everything you need to do (or avoid doing) to keep the glass cooktop looking pristine, so it will last for years to come.

Note: Clean the cooktop before using it for the first time.

Care tips for your cooktop

  • Make sure the bottoms of your pots and pans are fully dry before using them on the cooktop; this will prevent debris from forming. Also, make sure you are using the correct type of cookware for your cooktop.

  • Certain food debris left on the glass surface may look like bubbles. This will not damage the glass cooktop and can be easily removed with a glass cleaner and clean, soft cloth.

  • When cooking, be careful not to spill food on the surface. Overflowing cookware should be removed, and you should stop cooking immediately. Turn off the cooktop and wipe up the spills with a damp towel once the cooktop has cooled down. Then, you can resume cooking and be careful not to let anything overflow again.

  • Melted sugar or chocolate spills are an exception and should be removed immediately, even while the cooktop is still hot. Sugary spills can adhere to the glass surface very quickly and can cause permanent damage to the cooktop if they are not cleaned right away. Always use caution when cleaning sugary messes because the cooktop will still be hot.

Clean your cooktop

While preventative measures are super important, cleaning your cooktop after each use or immediately after a spill is just as critical. For the best results, clean any messes right away. This will make it easier to remove spilled food and prevent tougher stains from forming later.

  1. Before cleaning, make sure to turn off the cooktop and wait until it has cooled down.

  2. Choose a cleaning method:

    • Glass cleaner: The preferred method for most stains is to use cleaning products designed for this, such as Cerama Bryte and Weiman.

      Person with gloves cleaning Samsung cooktop with glass cleaner
    • Baking soda and vinegar: Certain types of stains, such as mineral bubbles, are easier to remove with a baking soda and vinegar solution. It's best to use a spray bottle to help apply the vinegar evenly.

      Person with orange gloves putting baking soda on Cooktop

  3. Spread the glass cleaner or baking soda over the affected area. If using baking soda and vinegar, spray down the baking soda with the spray bottle with vinegar in it.

  4. For the baking soda and vinegar method: soak a towel in soapy water, wring it out, and place it over the cooktop. If using glass cleaner: you can skip this step, or soak the towel in the glass cleaner instead. (This uses a lot of glass cleaner, though.)

  5. Wait 15 minutes.

  6. Remove the soaking towel (if you used one), and then wipe the surface with a clean, dry towel or cloth. You may need to forcefully rub at the stains to encourage them to separate from the cooktop.

  7. If the cooktop’s surface is heavily soiled, it may be difficult to remove the debris with glass cleaner alone. You can use a glass-cleaning blade scraper instead, which is often included with glass cleaner kits. Make sure you always use a fresh blade to prevent scratching the glass, and check that the blade is sharp with even edges. If this still does not remove the stain, it is likely to be the kind of stain that will respond better to baking soda and vinegar instead.

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