Kitchen Hacks: How To Clean Induction Cooktop Naturally?
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The induction cooktop has become one of the most popular cooking appliances nowadays. While this electric appliance helps cook food in less time, it also consumes less electricity. It can be easily used and carried from one place to another. But one thing that seems a bit difficult, that is its cleaning. Yes, cleaning the inductance appears difficult because it is an electrically operated device, and improper cleaning can spoil it. We will tell you some easy hacks that will help to clean even the dirtiest cooktop in minutes.

Precautions before cleaning

  1. Before cleaning the induction, it is essential to turn it off to reduce the risk of any loss. 
  2. Allow the plate to cool slightly before starting the cleaning process. Please do not use any cleaning chemicals on the hot plate as its fumes can be detrimental to health and damage the equipment.
  3. Wipe down the bottom of the cookware before placing it on induction. Avoid overfilling the utensils to avoid spillage of the contents.

Do not use these things on induction

  1. Steel wool 
  2. Hard cloth 
  3. Coarse scrub
  4. Knife or sharp tool 
  5. Combustible material
  6. Chlorinated substances 

Regular cleaning

  1. Induction cooktops are made of glass so use a soft cloth or sponge for regular cleaning (due to their glass surface).
  2. If any food material falls on the induction, wait for it to cool down. Then use a soft sponge or damp cloth to wipe. This will prevent the food from hardening on the surface of the glass. Afterwards, wipe off with a dry towel.
  3. A good option is to clean it after every use. Then, when it's not dirty, give the top of the induction cooktop a quick wipe down. This will ensure that a pile of dirt doesn't have to be followed by an extensive cleaning.

Baking soda and soap

This is an effortless technique for induction cleaning, which uses a piece of cloth with warm soapy water. You can make this soapy water by combining dishwashing liquid with water. First, dampen the rag in soapy water; meanwhile, spread baking soda on the induction surface. If the induction is very dirty, leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 20-30 minutes. After that period is up, rub it gently over the induction on all sides and remove it.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

This is another technique to quickly clean the inductance—Mix equal amounts of water and vinegar. Rub or spray it on the induction and leave it for some time. After a while, either wipe with a soft cloth, use baking soda over the vinegar, and leave for 15-20 minutes. Next, wipe off the mixture with a cleaning scrub, sponge, or damp cloth. Finally, to wipe off excess dirt, use a soft dry cloth.

Cleaning with white vinegar

For very dirty induction, wipe all dirty spots with a damp cloth. Then gently scrape out the food residue. Please do not exert too much pressure on this, or it may get scratched. Instead, use a glass or ceramic-designed scraper, and for hard water stains, use white vinegar. Rub the area with white vinegar dipped cloth and wipe with a damp paper towel to remove all excess spots.

Cleaning with toothpaste

Clean the induction with any regular toothpaste as a home remedy. For this, take a good amount of toothpaste. Spread with fingers over a large area in circular strokes. Rub it on the stainless steel and the glass area with the help of a damp cleaning pad or cloth. Use a dry cloth to wipe.

With all the methods mentioned earlier, you can clean the induction cooktop easily and prevent it from getting damaged.