We’ve used Cooktop Cleaning Cream for smooth top ranges for several years now. We find it to work as well as the other glass flat top polishes tested. Cooktop brand cleans the hardened, baked on grime. This builds up above the burners on our flat top Whirlpool electric range. In this Cooktop Cleaning Creme review, we detail our experiences with the product and the good and bad points we found in it.
Now these sealed glass top ranges offer the convenience of not having to soak and scrub the burners. Nor do you have to clean the burner pans, trays, and wiring underneath. But there is a downside. Cleaning spilled foods and liquids that harden on the glass above the burners is tough. Thus, range cleaning is perhaps the most time-consuming kitchen cleanup task. But this Cooktop brand range top glass cleaner, shortens this effort. Why? Because of its micro polishing particles, and gentle glass cleaners.
Cook Top Brand is an effective, low-fume, non abrasive thick liquid cleaner. It looks like a white liquid cleanser such as Soft Scrub. But they designed it to restore these flat tops without scratching, to near original shine.
Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review for Smooth Top Ranges: Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
Polishes with Most any soft Cloth or Sponge
Works equally well when applied with a rag as when rubbed on with a sponge. We like using a rag though, as rags cost less than sponges.
Soft, Refreshing Aroma
Not pungent. Has a gentle smell. So you need no fans or windows open during use. Plus, the scent goes away fast; within a minute or so of rinsing off the cleaner.
Recommended for Ceran Ceramic-Glass Cooktops
Radiant and Halogen Heated Surfaces Supported
Very Little Scratching
We’ve never scratched any range surface with this Cooktop glass top product.
Easily Rinses Off
Rinses away completely, and quickly using a wet dish cloth or paper towel.
Easily Found in Many Big Stores
This household glass cleaner is easy to find in most grocery or home improvement stores.
They priced this polish reasonably. It completely cleans a typical glass top range ten to twenty times before you need a new bottle.
Cooktop Cleaning Creme for Smooth Top Ranges: Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, Limitations, and Concerns
Nothing Quick About This Cleaner
This product may in fact be too weak. So perhaps adding a little acid would shorten range top cleaning times.
Requires Lots of Elbow Grease
We’ve found this polish pretty ineffective at quickly removing burned on ground beef grease. So for those messes, we had to scrub many times over a week or more; once after each burner use where the mess was. The repeated heating and cooling of the range seems to work better than Cooktop brand cleaner. Scrubbing as part of the daily kitchen cleanup erodes these stains away completely, over time.
How to Clean Your Smooth Glass or Ceramic Top Range with Cooktop Cleaning Creme
Start with a cool range. Allow at least a half-hour after last use before cleaning, to minimize chances of burns.
Next, use a metal spatula or other scraping blade to remove bulk, crusted on debris.
Then, shake well the bottle of Cooktop Cleaning Creme.
Next, apply generously to the most soiled parts of surface.
Then, rub thoroughly with a soft dish cloth.
Keep rubbing until dirt resistance on the glass weakens, and the scrubbing operation becomes virtually silent. Listen to the scrubbing sounds, to tell when the grime has gone. Listen, because it may be hard to see through the cleaning cream layer just applied.
Once you think that the range top is clean, rinse with fresh water.
Finally, dry and buff with a dish towel.
Prevent buildup of hard to clean food stuff by cleaning your range after each use. Polishing it in little steps like this makes unnecessary any marathon cleaning sessions that can take days to complete.
Our Rating for Cooktop Cleaning Creme for Smooth Top Ranges
We like Cooktop Cleaning Cream & Polish quite well. Indeed, this smooth top stove cleaner is quite gentle. So we feel safe cleaning any ceramic or glass top stove. Why? Because we’ve never seen it scratch any glass or ceramic surface, though we rubbed as hard as we could during cleaning. Thus, that confidence, along with how well this product works, is a big selling point. We’d rate this stove top polish and cleaner thus, at 93 out of 100.
Where To Buy Cooktop Cleaning Creme
Look for this Cooktop cream (Amana part number 314274) in larger stores everywhere. It comes in a white plastic bottle with the black and gold label. Current price is roughly $7 for the ten ounce bottle, and $16 for the twenty ounce bottle.
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References for Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review
- Cooktop Cleaner Reviews on Good Housekeeping
- Glass Top Stoves on Wikipedia
- Where to buy Cooktop Cleaning Cream for Flat Top Ranges
- 2019-04-25: Removed ad scripts and added tags.
- 2018-04-08: Originally published.