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Best Ways to Clean an Induction Hob
03 May 2024

5 Tips to clean and maintain your induction hob

Haier induction hobs are an elegant and functional addition to any kitchen and they are also arguably the easiest hobs to clean due to their sleek designs and flat surfaces. The induction technology also reduces the risk of food getting burned onto the surface, meaning less possibility of charred disasters and difficult stains. Good news!

Maintaining your induction hob clean not only keeps it looking like the day you bought it, but also keeps it running efficiently. Grease and grime can block the heat transfer between the vetroceramic surface and the cookware. Check out these 5 tips to learn the best ways to clean your induction hob and keep it beautiful and functional for the rest of your - and its life.

1. Use non-abrasive cleaning supplies and tools

Because the vetroceramic surfaces of induction hobs can be prone to scratches, it’s important to use non-abrasive cleaning agents like dish soap, detergent, vinegar, and water. Some non- abrasive kitchen degreasers can also be used if dish soap and water alone aren’t quite doing the job. Just make sure that the label specifies its non-abrasive quality or that it is specifically designed for induction hobs.

It’s also important to use non-abrasive tools when cleaning your induction hob. The best tools are microfiber cloths, soft rags or towels and brushes with very gentle bristles.

Things to avoid using on your induction hob:

  • Steel wool
  • Scrubbing brushes with steel bristles
  • Abrasive powder cleaners
  • Rust removers
  • Products containing chlorine bleach or ammonia

2. Clean your induction hob as often as possible

How often and how deeply you need to clean your induction hob depends on your cooking habits. The cooking enthusiast might need to dedicate a bit more time to their induction hob than the cook-for-survival type. Surely, the best and quickest way to maintain your induction hob is to clean it or wipe it down after every use with a vinegar and water solution or soapy water. In only 5-10 minutes your induction hob will be bright as new. This daily maintenance makes cleaning easier in the long run and your induction hob will always be looking its best.

3. How to clean light messes

Vinegar is great for removing small messes and water stains. It’s completely non toxic, antibacterial, environmentally friendly and safe to use on your induction hob.
​​​​​​​Try this: In a spray bottle, mix common white vinegar with water (approx. 1 part vinegar and 1 part water). After the induction hob has cooled, spray the mixture over the surface and wipe clean with a damp microfiber cloth. Then polish the surface with a dry microfiber cloth and- voilà! Sparkling clean.

4. How to clean moderate messes

If there was some spillage during cooking or a bigger mess to clean on the induction hob, water, dish soap and a little elbow grease is your go-to.

Try this: After the induction hob has cooled down, in a bowl add some warm water, squirt a bit of dish soap in the bowl, mix with a soft sponge or microfiber cloth and wipe / gently scrub the surface of the induction hob. Make sure to dry the surface after with a clean microfiber cloth. The beauty is in the simplicity!

5. How to get rid of stubborn stains and grease

For those times when some food does get burnt onto the surface of your induction hob there are two loyal allies that can help - Baking soda and vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar are natural, safe and are your induction hob’s best friends. This combination lifts tough stains and grease without harming your induction hob, you, or the environment. It is a totally natural and effective way of cleaning.

Try this: with the surface of the induction hob cooled, sprinkle baking soda over the hob to form a thin layer on the entire surface. Then spray or lightly pour vinegar over the layer of baking soda. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth, lightly scrubbing the stained or charred areas. Finally, dry with a cloth to get the hob ready to use again.

Pro tip: if you have a particularly stubborn stain, after following the steps above, you can cover the stain with a paper towel or dish towel and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then wipe clean and dry. Maintaining a pristine induction hob is really very simple, and requires basic, inexpensive products. With these 5 expert tips your hob will be looking and working great for many years to come.