How to Maintain Electric Cooktops from Harvey Norman
Electric Cooktops from Harvey Norman
Electric cooktops are excellent for saving space and energy in the kitchen. If you’re new to electric cooktops though, the coils can be tricky to clean. The most important thing is to keep your stovetop and electronic areas dry while you clean. So, be sure to remove the coils before washing them.
Over time, it’s natural for your electric cooktop to build up grime and grease. Though food splashes and stains are unavoidable, regular maintenance will help to avoid deep-scrubbing in the long run.
If your cooktop needs a replacement, consider Goldline’s glass-top electric cooktops found in a Harvey Norman store near you.
How to Clean Electric Cooktop Coils
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Dishwashing detergent
- Heavy-duty sponge
- Baking soda (optional)
- Vinegar (optional)
- 2-3 clean cloths
1. Take the coils off the cooktop.
To remove the coils from the cooktop, you need first to lift the burner away from the stove. Next, pull away from where the coil is attached to the stove and unhook it.
2. Clean the surface.
You can use a variety of cleaning agents depending on how dirty the surface of your cooktop is. Start by using a cloth with a mixture of dish soap and water to wipe down the surface and coils. If the grime and grease are too thick, continue to the next step.
3. Cut through grease with a sponge.
If it’s been a while since wiping down your coils, you might have stubborn stains and burnt food. Use a sponge with a rough surface to scrub away old grease and grime from the dirty areas. You can use a tin foil sponge for extra power.
If you need extra cleaning help, it’s safe to use a mixture of vinegar and water. Spray the vinegar on the coils and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, come back and wipe off the coils.
Alternatively, you can also mix baking soda and water to create an effective cleaning paste. Just coat the coils in the baking soda paste and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, come back and clean off the coil with the cloth.
4. Wipe down the coils.
Once you’ve removed all the grime and grease stains, wipe the surface down if you haven’t already done so. A damp cloth should remove any leftover food particles or debris.
5. Reattach the coils to the burners.
To reattach the coils, simply lift them a few inches above the burners and hook them back onto the stove. To make sure they fit correctly, ensure they lie inside the burner drip pan.
Wrapping It Up
We hope this simple guide on cleaning electric coils helps you maintain your electric cooktop. Electric cooktops are easier to manage when regular cleaning is done before stains have time to set-in. Alternatively, explore our smooth-top electric cooktops which are coil-free and make cleaning a breeze. Then, find our flat electric cooktops in your local Harvey Norman store.