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How To Clean Glass or Ceramic Hobs

As experts in cleaning homes we are often faced with challenges like stainless steel and…yes ceramic/glass oven tops. I have read many posts on other blogs and cleaning sites, each with a common theme – a hatred of cleaning ceramic hobs!

Cleaning Ceramic Hobs – Made Easy

I have personally restored many unloved and abused oven tops to a gleaming shine and I’ll share my methods with you.  I have tried many products, including steam cleaners (rubbish for this) that are both expensive and ineffective. However, a product called “Hob Brite” (@ £2 UK) a bottle is both fantastic value and very effective.

I shudder when I read of “metal scrapers and razor blades” being recommended or used as they can easily damage the finish and you! A razer blade in a protective “sheath” such as those sold in DIY stores for scraping paint off windows etc., is the safest way to use a blade. but be CAREFUL!

Effective Ceramic Hob Cleaning

The method I prefer is to use Hob Brite with a pan scrub, you know, the yellow and green type? Sponge on one side, scrub on the other? Dont use Brillo pads or wire wool types, they’ll damage the finish.
Draw a small ring of hob brite cream around each of the “pan ” areas and work in circular motions with the green side of the scrub pad.
You may need to scrub the burnt on areas quite hard or even repeat the process a couple of times – but it will come off!

Flip your pad over to use the sponge side and lightly wipe the top down – dont try to take all the cream off yet, we’re just checking if any more work is required. If it is, you will still see those stubborn crusty burnt on areas; add a little more Hob Brite and repeat the scrubbing!
Once you have cleared the burnt on bits, rub off as much as you can with the sponge, then wipe down with an old tea towel. You might even need a splash of soapy water as the Hob Brite cream is “greasy”.

Low Cost Ceramic Hob Cleaning

The magic finishing touch is to polish off with a micro fibre cloth, possibly with a glass cleaning product for that ultimate shine – voila – a perfectly shiny ceramic hob for less than £3 and a little “elbow grease”.

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7 Responses to “How To Clean Glass or Ceramic Hobs”

  • wendy says:

    i have tried hob brite on my ceramic hob its a brand new cooker but i still cant remove the stain i am very upset because its just cost me £600 and i now have a stained cooker

  • Oven Cleaning Nottingham says:

    Unfortunately there are times when a blade is required. however please be sure to use a new blade EVERY TIME! and small imperfections in a used bade is enough to scratch your ceramic hob.

  • Mark says:

    Thanks so much for the info. Been using Hob Brite for a while now but not with a sponge/pad combo. Will give it a go and see what happens.

  • Joanne says:

    i spilled hot oil on my hob which started a small fire easy fixed with the extinguisher but now there is a burnt on white mark on it that wont come off .. will hobrite still work

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  • Penelope Cort says:

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