Cleaning the hob and hob properly
Hobs and oven are a cleaning challenge for a clean kitchen.
Use chemical agents with care
- Take care with self-cleaning ovens
- Gentle cleaning of the oven
- Clean enamel and stainless steel hobs
- Stay that way Ceramic hobs like new
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Hot and corrosive chemicals or cleaners with abrasive particles should only be used if no other means are successful and if the cooker can handle the products.
Caution: The agents can attack surfaces and cause permanent damage.
Abrasive substances leave scratches on ceramic fields and enamel. Even if no visible traces are visible, the material roughens and pollutes more easily. Therefore, these cleaners are only suitable for hotplates made of metal, not for the cooktop. Stainless steel cleaner is, as the name implies, suitable for stainless steel - not for chrome, aluminum, enamel or glass.
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- In general, it is important to remove dirt quickly and not let it dry or burn it. If crusts are present, it is advisable to gently dissolve them with water and if necessary with detergent. Power and sharp cleaners do more harm than good.
back to topBe careful with self-cleaning ovens
The stoves work either with pyrolysis, so they burn the dirt through heat or catalysis. In the latter method, the walls are coated with chemicals that turn the dirt into ash at low temperatures.
Pyrolysis furnaces are coated with particularly smooth enamel on the inside. This can ideally be kept clean with a damp cloth. In these ovens, scouring agents, even pot sponges, are taboo. It is not worth burning small soiling with expensive electricity. If detergent does not work, oven cleaner is allowed.
For a catalysed oven, all detergents are prohibited. They penetrate into the chemical-permeable layer and render it useless. Cleaning with pure water is the order of the day.
back to the beginningGentle cleaning of the oven
The easiest way to clean the baking tray and grates is outside of the oven. It is ideal to soak these parts in a bath or a shower or put them on a lawn overnight. The loosened dirt can then be easily washed off.
The oven is cleaned in three steps: after being swept away to remove crumbs and the like, it is wet-wiped. Up to this point, cleaning the oven does not differ between the different cookers.
After this preparation, either automatic pyrolysis or catalysis or gentle scouring begins.
Unless the oven cleans with catalysis, it helps This means: In the oven comes a bowl of water, which also contains lemon or orange juice and the fresh peel of fruit. Alternatively, a layer of washing powder on the bottom of the oven, lying on the damp cloth, or a thick layer of moist salt is possible. Important: Heat the oven to 200 degrees for at least 30 minutes and wipe it out immediately if it is only lukewarm.
In a catalysis oven, only pure water should evaporate to dissolve crusts. Other additives are harmful.
back to the beginningEnamel and stainless steel hobs
The trough of the fields is made of either stainless steel or enamel. Inside are iron stovetops encased in a polished metal bezel.
Care should be taken when cleaning the trough: these materials easily scratch. Instead of using burned-on abrasives or hard material, it makes more sense to use a damp cloth with detergent. Incidentally, burnt milk dissolves perfectly with a spinach porridge. Coke, baking soda, and baking soda also do good work.
The hotplates and the ring are harder to handle: a porridge made of baking soda with a little water, which is rubbed heavily over the plates with a ball of aluminum foil. Steel wool or emery paper may also be used on the boards.
back to the beginningHow to keep ceramic fields like new
Ceramic surfaces and cookers made of glass ceramic are ideal for cleaning smooth material. It is usually sufficient to rub the field with a damp cloth. Greases dissolve with window cleaner.
If the dirt is persistent, it will not work without a scraper. This should be set at an acute angle and pushed under the adhesion. Do not pull the blade over the hob. Dirt gets stuck under the blade, causing scratches.
Especially and always important when cleaning herds: with patience and with enough water, gently remove the dirt instead of scratching it off with force.
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