If you’ve just invested in a new induction hob, Congratulations – you’ve made a great decision! Not only are they a very sleek, contemporary addition to your kitchen, but induction hobs are also super quick to heat up and cook, making them very energy efficient. And because the heat is transferred directly and only to the bottom of the pan, they’re extremely safe to use too.
Obviously, you will want to preserve the appearance of your new induction hob for as long as possible, as well as its functionality. Regular care and maintenance are key but don’t worry, it’s not rocket science.
Here are 7 helpful tips to make sure your induction hob will give you years of pleasure.
- 1 Always wipe away spillages as soon as possible after they’ve occurred, when they are easiest to remove and before they’re caked on. Use a damp cloth or sponge or a paper towel to simply wipe away the dirt. Be very careful when the surface is still hot and don’t use any cleaning agent on hot surfaces – the fumes may be toxic.
- 2 To clean the (cool!) glass-ceramic area, use a soft cloth and a ceramic cream cleaner and wipe on, then buff with a dry towel.
- 3 If there are any hard water spots, you can gently rub them with white vinegar applied to a soft cloth before proceeding with cleaning as above.
- 4 In order to avoid any damage to the glass surface of your induction hob, stay away from scouring pads and pan scrubbers, especially metal ones. In terms of cleaning agents, it’s not recommended to use anything that contains bleach or ammonia, abrasive or caustic cleaners, or powdery or flammable detergents.
- 5 For cleaning stainless steel, a mild soapy solution applied to a soft cloth is your best bet. Wipe along the grain of the stainless steel, then rinse and wipe dry to avoid water marks.
- 6 Be careful with stainless steel surfaces – don’t use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads, and stay away from anything containing chlorine.
- 7 Don’t mix your cleaners. Some chemicals react badly with surfaces they are not designed to be used for. If you use proprietary products for ceramic glass or stainless steel, make sure you use them for the correct components only.