If your glass ceramic hob or stovetop has been scratched from everyday use or from a simple accident, know that it's not the end of the world. You can remove scratches using some of the following techniques, you just have to carefully test them out, however if there is serious damage to your hob we recommend contacting a professional. At OneHowTo.com we will show you some tricks for removing scratches from your glass ceramic hob.
One of the most used tricks is to apply toothpaste. This usually works for small scratches that are not very deep, and it can produce good results depending on the situation. Put a small amount of white toothpaste on a cotton cloth, rub the damaged area until the scratch disappears, repeat this action as necessary. Finally, use a clean cloth to remove excess toothpaste.
Ammonia is a great ingredient for household cleaning, therefore a great tip for removing scratches from your glass ceramic hob is to use an ammonia solution. Mix a pint of water with about 20 ml of ammonia, wet a soft cloth and rub, using a circular motion, over the damaged area. Repeat the process as necessary until the scratch disappears.
For marble counters, check our article on how to clean marble.
Another way to remove scratches from your glass ceramic hob is by using metal cleaner. Use a small amount of metal cleaner with a soft cloth or a cotton wool pad. Before applying to the entire hob, test it out on a less visible area; if you see that it works, proceed to spread the cleaner all over the damaged area. Rub the scratches gently using a circular motion.
Remove the metal cleaner residue with a damp, clean cloth. If there are still visible scratches after this process, you can reapply the cleaner with a soft sponge.
You might be surprised at just how many everyday uses baking soda has. Here is no exception, you can use sodium bicarbonate or baking soda can be used to remove the scratches from your ceramic stovetop as a last resort.Just emix bicarbonate of soda with water to make a thick paste, but which you can still easily apply to any surface. The paste should not be dry as this can damage the hob. Apply the paste with a soft cloth and carefully rub on scratches. Then proceed to wipe away the remaining bicarbonate of soda with a clean cloth until dry.
If you have a traditional gas hob you can also learn how to clean hobs.
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- Make sure your stove top has not been in use for a while and that the heat has totally faded as this could produce unwanted marks.