How to Clean an Enamel Hob

How to Clean an Enamel Hob

Enamel stove tops are beautiful and durable, but they need to be maintained to stay looking their best. Don’t allow grease to build up and harden, and then attack it with a knife! You’ll end up with small scratches that will tarnish and look worse over time.

To clean your stove top, there are several methods, depending on your preference.

Everyday maintenance

Simple dishwashing soap on a hot soapy cloth should be enough to keep your stove top clean and shiny – and if you do a quick clean after every usage, you should be able to maintain a pristine appearance! Make sure you rinse the top well to avoid smears, and let the range top cool before you begin cleaning.

Serious cleaning

For persistent stains, you can use good old bicarbonate of soda and water to make a paste, which you’ll need to leave on stains to soften then, and then use a cloth to wipe debris away. Alternatively try a high quality cleaner, such as the professional range found at

Use a good quality cloth so that you can scrub without it disintegrating! Microfibre cloths are hard-wearing and excellent for cleaning, and they can be washed and re-used many times. You can also use abrasive sponges on enamel, as the surface is resilient to scrubbing – but obviously, do exercise caution.

Other people like to use ammonia for seriously grubby stoves – but this isn’t advised if you have children or pets, and excellent ventilation is required. Remember too that if you have a self-cleaning oven, you can put your component parts within it to save scrubbing!

Professional cleaning

For a superior result – and no work on your part, Home Appliance Care recommend a professional clean from Ovenu – the oven valeting service.

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