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Archive | Stains, Blemishes, and Surface Issues

Scratch in Ceramic Hob

Scratched Ceramic Glass Cooktop

  “Can I scratch my cooktop?”   Yes ….”Now can I repair it?”  That depends… To be clear on the problem, a light scratch on the TOP of the glass-ceramic surface does not make it unsafe to use… just less new.  Like the first ding in a new car paint, a scratch is frustrating.  The scratch […]

Iridescent Effect on Cooktop

Iridescent, silvery, or rainbow effect on cooktop glass-ceramic

Sometimes odd looking stains show up on a glass-ceramic cooktop.  What are the iridescent, silvery, or rainbow looking marks on the burner area?  Some people claim these are “inside the glass” and have come for no apparent reason.  There is a reason.  And that reason is using the wrong cleaners to clean a surface that […]

Plastic styrofoam cup melted into a cooktop.  DON'T do this.  NASTY HAZARDOUS Vapors.  Need ventilation!

So…I melted plastic into ceramic glass cooktop

NOW WHAT? Your cooktop surface is both a hot cooking surface and a working preparation surface.   We have a small kitchen so we use every bit of space we have in meal prep, cooking, and then the clean-up.  It’s a problem just waiting to happen… A hot burner, possibly just free of the pan […]

Melted Foil on Cooktop

Melted Aluminum Foil on my Cooktop!

Cleaning off Aluminum Foil stuck to a cooktop We occasionally get questions from home chefs who’ve run into trouble with their ceramic glass cooktops.  Recently Jeanne Huber from the Washington Post asked for Ted’s help for a home chef whose new ceramic glass cooktop had melted aluminum foil on the surface.  Here’s a link to […]