Cleaning black stove top

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Old 12-07-15, 11:44 AM
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Cleaning black stove top

I have an Amana gas stove that is black. After a night of cooking it needs to be wiped down. The problem is it is impossible to clean.

I have used Windex, 409, Lysol, Hot warm soapy water, paper towels, towels and all combinations of these things and all I get is smearing.

It takes forever to get the film off of the top. Does anyone know of the best way to clean these tops without spending over 30 minutes cleaning it over and over with multiple cleaners?

Any help appreciated.
 
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Old 12-07-15, 12:38 PM
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I'd try a cleaner specifically for grease, which is what is causing your smearing. One of the citrus based degreasing cleaners would be a good start, or you could use dilute ammonia. The citrus cleaners smell better. You can even use a grease cutting liquid dishwashing detergent, like Dawn.

If it's a glass top, the cleaners specifically for range glass tops works pretty well. You have to apply it, remove most of it, let it haze over, and then buff it. Paper towels works best for that.
 
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Old 12-07-15, 01:02 PM
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CT covered it. It depends on what the surface is, enamel or glass.
Enamel should clean with hot soapy water, the glass or ceramic cleans well with any glass cooktop cream or soap and water.
You might always have a haze with any cleaner, for that I use a microfiber towel and that will get rid of any streaks or thin grease residue. As said, buff it.
 
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Old 12-07-15, 01:13 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I have a SS stove with a black top and yeah, it shows every smear and streak! I use either Dawn in warm water or Glass Plus. What I've found is, if you miss a spot (which is easy to do) and go to wipe and shine it up, you end up spreading it and causing the smearing. It's usually around the burners that's the worst. I just use new paper towels everytime I see a smear and eventually you get them. It is cheaper and less wastefull to use a dish rag, rinsing, wringing and rewiping tho. It does take a while sometimes, so I guess it's the downfall of having a black top!
 
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I use Bon Ami with a little water to help spread it around.
 
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I will give these a try and never buy a black stove top again, lol.

Thanks again
 
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Old 12-10-15, 10:50 AM
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Thanks for all your suggestions. I will give these a try and never buy a black stove top again, lol.
Good luck with that--stainless is even worse for streaking

I wish white would come back into vogue. It was dirty & streaked but you couldn't see it...
 
 

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