How to Clean an Electric Hob in 4 Steps
If you’ve got an electric hob with hotplates, cleaning can be a little more difficult. It’s common for owners to dither over how to clean electric hob plates – should you scrub them or treat them delicately? Fortunately, hotplates can usually withstand a bit of rough treatment, which should make cleaning much quicker and simpler.
- If your hot plates are removable, take them off the cooker top – this will make cleaning much easier.
- Use a specially designed commercial cleaning product like Cif Kitchen Spray, which is the easiest option. Apply as directed and allow to soak in before removing it.
- Don’t be afraid of using wire wool to scrub hot plates, but test on a small section first. If any scratching appears, stop immediately and switch to a softer cloth.
- Always rinse the hot plate thoroughly.
The secret to maintaining a clean, shiny hob is to clean up spills and dirt as soon as possible before they’ve had time to dry on. Believe it or not, spending just 5 minutes a day wiping your cooker top is a better option than spending much longer on the job once a month. With these tips, however, you should have it down to an art in no time. (For information on cleaning gas hobs, be sure to check out our article on how to clean a gas hob.)