How to care for glass ceramics and stainless steel
It doesn't matter if you have a stove or a hob - it needs care. How to care for - directly depends on the material from which the hob is made and the grates, if any. We will tell you which remedies are most effective, whether folk recipes can help and what categorically cannot be used on different surfaces.
How to care for glass ceramics
Let the surface cool, be sure to wear rubber gloves, apply a cleaning agent, leave for a few minutes, remove with a sponge or cloth, and then with a dry cloth.
Cleaning agents for glass ceramics can be of the middle price segment, the so-called "mass market" and professional: as a rule, such are produced by manufacturers of household appliances. As a rule, the latter are more concentrated and require less time and effort to clean, are sprayed with a thin layer using a spray gun and contain silicones, the thinnest film of which covers the hob after cleaning. Means for glass ceramics are very different in composition, you just need to write on the packaging that you can clean glass ceramics.
Soap solution may well replace the glass ceramic cleaner if the contamination is not very strong.
Window cleaner and glass with ammonia are also good input, but they won't remove strong burnt dirt.
Surprisingly, olive oil mixed with baking soda helps to remove complex stains - pour on the stain, leave, rub with a kitchen towel. True, this is an expensive pleasure. More from the folk arsenal: 9% vinegar or a mixture of vinegar and soda (you do not need to rub glass ceramics with dry soda, first extinguish it with vinegar or citric acid solution in a bowl and make a gruel).
Melamine sponges, or erasers, are excellent care products for glass ceramics.
Stubborn dirt can be removed with a glass-ceramic scraper (necessarily special, and not any other). It is important that the scraper has several replacement blades.
After cleaning, buff the surface well with a microfiber cloth, paper kitchen towel or soft cloth.
How to care for stainless steel
Stainless steel care products are often referred to as polishes. Typically, the same compounds can be used to clean stainless steel stoves, sinks, refrigerators and other stainless steel surfaces. The goal is not only to clean, but also to maintain the "expensive" appearance for which we value steel in industrial design. Before buying a product, read the instructions for your household appliances: it is possible that an easy-to-clean coating is used in it, and then the aggressive effect of chemicals can damage it.
There are many folk remedies for the care of stainless steel: rub the surface with lemon and salt, just lemon juice or citric acid solution, vinegar - everything works.