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How to clean your induction and radiant hobs: A step-by-step guide

Kitchentip | 7 minute read |

Induction and radiant hobs have transformed the culinary landscape, providing efficiency and a contemporary look to our kitchens. Yet, merely wiping them down after cooking isn't enough to preserve their modern aesthetic and excellent performance. These advanced hobs deserve attentive care to uphold their sophisticated appeal and functionality.

In this comprehensive guide, Electrolux walks you through the essential steps to effectively clean both induction and radiant hobs, emphasizing the correct cleaning ingredients and techniques to achieve optimal results. 


Cleaning ingredients to use for your induction and radiant hobs


What is safe to use on induction and radiant hobs?

Maintaining the cleanliness of your induction and radiant hobs necessitates the use of appropriate cleaning agents. Opt for mild yet potent solutions such as dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar, known for their effective stain and grime removal properties. These cleaning agents ensure a thorough cleanup without posing any harm to the delicate surfaces of induction and radiant hobs.

In addition to gentle cleansers, microfiber cloths or soft, non-abrasive sponges are ideal tools to partner with the cleaning agents. Their smooth texture enables effective wiping without scratching or damaging the surface. 

>> If you’re using gas hob, please refer to this guide on how to clean gas hob effectively. 

What not to use on induction and radiant hobs?

Although there are some differences between induction and radiant hobs, you should exercise caution and avoid using harsh or abrasive materials that can compromise the integrity of both types. Stay away from abrasive scrubbing pads, steel wool, chlorine bleach cleaners, flammable substances, caustic cleansers, and powdery cleaning agents. These materials can inflict permanent damage, leaving undesirable marks or scratches on the hobs. 

How to clean an induction hob in 5 steps

 

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Induction hobs, revered for their efficiency and contemporary design, require specific care to retain their pristine look and optimal functionality. Here’s a comprehensive step-by-step guide to effectively clean your induction hob: 


Step 1: Gather your supplies

To begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • Safe radiant hob scraper 
  • Microfiber cloth 
  • Mild kitchen detergent 
  • White vinegar 
  • Water 

Step 2: Scrape off residues

Ensure your induction hob has cooled down. Using the induction hob scraper, gently scrape off any residues. Maintain a flat angle to avoid scratching the surface. This step is crucial to remove any burnt-on or stubborn residues.

Step 3: Clean with soapy water

Mix mild kitchen detergent with water to create a soapy solution. Apply this solution to the hob surface. Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the surface in circular motions. Concentrate on areas with tough stains or spills. The soap will help break down the grease and grime.

Step 4: Rinse and dry

After cleaning, rinse the hob thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue. Ensure there is no leftover detergent on the surface. Use a dry cloth to wipe away water spots and dry the surface completely. A dry surface prevents water stains and maintains the shine.

Step 5: Polish for shine

To achieve that sparkling, streak-free shine, buff the hob with a dry cloth. Use small, circular motions to bring out the best in your induction hob. A polished surface not only looks great but also helps prevent future stains.

>> Find more about induction hob in these video tutorials 

How to clean a radiant hob in 4 steps

 

Follow these steps to keep your radiant hob looking pristine:


Step 1: Gather cleaning supplies

To begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • Cleaning detergent  
  • Microfiber cloth 
  • A newspaper 

 

Step 2: Clean up food splatters

Ensure the hob has cooled down. Gently scrape off any residues using the radiant hob scraper, keeping the scraper flat against the surface. This step is crucial for removing any remnants of cooked-on food or spills

Step 3: Clean with soapy water

Prepare a mixture of mild kitchen detergent and water. Apply this solution to the hob using a microfiber cloth. Clean the surface thoroughly, paying extra attention to any spills or grease marks. The soapy water will help break down the dirt and grime.

Step 4: Wipe out the surface using a microfibre cloth

After cleaning, buff the hob with a dry cloth using circular motions. This will enhance its shine and remove any remaining streaks. A polished surface not only looks appealing but also helps in preventing future stains. 

If you find some tough spots that need more cleaning, you can use a scrunched-up piece of old newspaper. The newspaper is a bit rougher than a cloth but still soft, so it won't scratch the surface. Just be sure to try it on a small hidden area first to make sure it doesn't cause any damage. 

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Extra tips to maintain your induction and radiant hobs

 

Maintaining the shine and efficiency of your induction and radiant hobs is simple with these helpful tips:

  • Daily wipe down: After each cooking session, wipe down the hob using a damp sponge and a mild cleanser. This helps in preventing the buildup of grime and ensures your hob stays smooth and shiny. 
  • Avoid delayed cleaning: Don't wait to clean spills or food residue. Promptly clean up any spills, especially sugary or sticky substances, as they can harden and become difficult to remove later. 
  • Use suitable utensils: When cooking, opt for utensils and cookware that are compatible with induction and radiant hobs. Stainless steel and magnetic stainless-steel pots and pans are ideal choices as they conduct heat efficiently without scratching the hob. 
  • Gentle scrubbing: If dealing with stubborn dirt or burnt food, use a non-abrasive scraper suitable for your hob. Gently scrub the affected area to avoid any damage. 
  • Weekly sanitisation: Once a week, spray a bit of glass cleaner on the hob and wipe it down. This not only keeps the surface clean but also helps in sanitizing it.
     

Enhancing culinary safety with Electrolux stoves and hobs: A sustainable approach

 

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Electrolux induction hobs
embody a commitment to safety and efficiency, showcasing an array of integrated features that ensure both a secure cooking environment and optimal food quality. Explore how Electrolux prioritizes your safety and elevates your culinary experiences: 

  • Residual Heat Indicator: The Residual Heat Indicator is a valuable safety feature that remains active after you've used the hob. It signals whether the surface is still hot, reducing the risk of accidental burns even after you've finished cooking. 
  • AutoOff: This feature automatically turns off the hob after a predetermined period of inactivity, ensuring no energy is wasted and minimizing potential risks associated with leaving the hob on unintentionally. 
  • Auto Heat-up: Electrolux hobs are equipped with Auto Heat-up functionality, allowing the surface to reach the desired temperature swiftly and precisely.  
  • Child Lock: Safety is paramount, especially in households with young children. The Child Lock feature on Electrolux hobs prevents accidental operation, giving you peace of mind. 

For further information, please refer to things you need to know about Electrolux hob. 

By incorporating Electrolux stoves & hobs into your kitchen, you not only prioritize your safety and cooking efficiency but also contribute to a sustainable way of life. Efficient ingredient management and precise cooking align with sustainable practices, empowering you to make conscious choices for a better future.  

 

FAQs about cleaning induction and radiant hobs

  • How often should I clean my induction and radiant hob?
    It's advisable to clean your induction and radiant hob after every cooking session. Regular cleaning prevents stubborn stains, maintains a sparkling surface, and ensures efficient performance over time.
  • Can I use glass cleaner on an induction and radiant hob?
    Yes, you can use a glass cleaner, but ensure it's a gentle, non-abrasive type. Harsh chemicals can damage the surface. Apply the cleaner and wipe gently to maintain a clear, streak-free appearance on your hob.
  • How do you get burnt marks off an induction and radiant hob?
    To remove burnt marks, use a specialized hob cleaner or a mixture of mild detergent and water. Apply it to the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes to soften the marks, then gently scrub with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge.
  • How can I use vinegar to clean my glass hob?
    Create a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. Apply this to your glass hob and allow it to sit for a few minutes to loosen dirt and grime. Then, gently clean the surface using a soft cloth, ensuring not to scratch the glass.
  • Can I use baking soda on my glass hob?
    Yes, you can use a paste made from baking soda and water to tackle tough stains on your glass hob. Apply the paste to the stains, let it sit for a while, and then gently scrub with a soft cloth to remove the stains without scratching the glass.
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