Induction stoves have stylish aesthetics, high energy efficiency, ease of use, excellent safety, and the ability to cook quickly, making a lot of sense to many kitchen users.
In theory, they should also be fairly simple to maintain. But is the induction hob easy to clean? How should owners keep them in top shape?
I’ve collected some of my favorite ways to clean inductive countertops, so whether you want a quick wipe or want to remove those stubborn stains, I’m here to help you out!
How Does An Induction Cooktop Work?
The mechanism here is to place a coil of copper wire under the cooking surface and run an alternating current through it. This creates a magnetic current throughout the container to generate heat. The heating appliance then heats the contents of the container by conduction and convection. Now, because the induction furnace does not use a traditional external heat source, only the components used underneath the appliance are heated by the heat transferred from the appliance. For most models of induction stoves, cooking containers must be made of or contain ferrous metals, such as stainless steel or cast iron.
Cooking the metal in the container concentrates an electric current, generating heat for the container. Most induction furnace tops cannot heat copper or aluminum containers because the magnetic field does not generate a concentrated current.
There are also all-metal sensing gyros available on the market, which use higher frequencies to overcome this effect. In this induction cooker, any metal appliance can be used.
Advantages of Induction Cooktops
Induction cooking is more energy-efficient than traditional gas or electric cooking because almost no heat is wasted.
Only the part that holds the appliance gets heated. The other surface remains cool, so there is no danger of burning.
The instant heat also ensures that no heat is wasted. Modern induction stoves can save up to 70 percent of energy.
Use induction stoves to reduce cooking time by 50%
One security advantage is that it can be turned on and off quickly. It can be heated continuously for a long time. There are no fire hazards and no gas leaks.
It can precisely control the temperature. This helps with efficient cooking. It allows us to control the cooking so that overcooking or overcooking doesn’t happen.
The top of the stove is easy to clean because it doesn’t get too hot. Also, it cools quickly.
How to Easily Clean The Induction Tob?
After each use, it is best to wipe the top of the induction cooker quickly as long as it is not dirty.
Everyday Cleaning Method of Induction Cooktops
- First, use a soft cloth — preferably one made of microfibers. If you can’t find a microfiber cloth, look for a cleaner with soft bristles. A brush to remove makeup may be ideal.
- Second, assess the type of dirt that needs to be removed. If your grill is full of burnt food, vinegar, and baking soda are recommended. Spread a cloth with regular vinegar, then sprinkle the top with baking soda. Spray some water or dip it in a towel and put it on top. Let sit for half an hour to an hour, then carefully wipe off the dirt. For less stubborn stains, hob owners can mix some warm soapy water to wipe away grease and dirt. Standard detergents are easy to use and should be very effective.
- Finally, you need to dry the hob to restore it to working condition. Again, microfiber cloth is the best tool here. Avoid using any accessories with steel wool or other abrasive materials (scrub pads must not be used). And avoid using scrapers unless they are made specifically for ceramics.
Cleaning Dirty Induction Cooktops
For some dirty induction cooktops, it’s better to clean them with some materials.
Clean with Vinegar & Baking Soda
To make it cleaner, mix equal parts of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil as an extra degreaser. Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients.
While you can spray it on the induction stove alone, I like to use baking soda for deeper cleaning. Sprinkle baking soda on the induction cooktop, making sure to cover spills and grease. Spray the vinegar and water mixture on the baking soda. This will cause a reaction and the baking soda will start to bubble. Once the baking soda has stopped bubbling, wipe the detergent off the top of the stove with a paper towel. A mixture of baking soda and vinegar will remove all accumulated grease and spills.
Cleaning with Toothpaste
The household technique is to clean the inducer with any regular toothpaste.
Take an appropriate amount of toothpaste. Use your fingers to spread out over a larger area with circular strokes.
Add a few drops of water and, with the help of a damp cleaning pad or cloth, wipe the sensor over the stainless steel and glass area.
Rub for a while until the stain disappears.
Dry with a dry cloth.
Cleaning with Lemon Juice
This DIY cleaner is made by mixing 1 cup warm water, 1/4 cup liquid soap, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Soak a soft cloth in the mixture until the cloth is wet. Place the cloth on the burned or stained area and leave it to rest for about 30 minutes. Wipe down the top of the stove with a cloth. You’ll get a stain-free range.
Cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide
Leave the soap outside because we can use it again! For this cleaner, collect dish soap, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, dishwasher, and paper towels/soft cloths! Hydrogen peroxide is not just used for cuts and scrapes. It’s time to see what it can do in the kitchen.
Pour a small amount of soap (it should be enough to gently cover the entire surface) onto the induction cooktop. Sprinkle baking soda on the soap. Pour about a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide into the center of the stove. Gently wipe off the dirt with a brush. Once the surface has been scrubbed to your liking, wipe the surface with a paper towel or soft cloth to expose a clean stovetop!
Cleaning with Potatoes
You can clean the induction stove with soda water and potatoes! This cleanser from magical Frugality comes in four ingredients: potato chips, vinegar, Coca-Cola soda, and paper towels. Supplies may be a little strange, but this cleaner has removed my worst burns and stains from the induction stove! I was in awe of how it worked and quickly learned not to judge the cleaners until I tried it! Before you judge the supply, let’s try.
Slice the potatoes. The slice should be large enough so that you can hold it firmly. Rub the potato chips into small circles on the stain. If your potatoes are dry, use new chips. Pour the vinegar directly onto the stovetop and let sit for 5 minutes. Wipe the countertop with a paper towel. Open and pour the soda over the area you’re looking at. Let the soda sit for 15 minutes. Wipe off the soda and watch the stain disappear!
Things You Can Not Use For Cleaning Induction Tops
- Steel wool
- Emery cloth
- Coarse grinding sand
- Knives or sharp tools (as they can damage glass surfaces)
- Combustible solid
- Chlorine-based bleach and ammonia (because they can permanently contaminate stoves)
Clean inductive stoves transfer heat to POTS and pans more efficiently than ones that are not cleaned regularly. The surface of the induction stove, however, is made of a glass-ceramic material that can scratch and wear easily. In order to maintain the best appearance and function of your induction hearth, clean it regularly.