Keep the cooktop clean using the correct cleaning products. This is especially true for ceramic and induction cooktops – if you use
the wrong product, you could permanently scratch the surface.
Specific ceramic cooktop cleaning products are readily available in
the supermarket. Never use an abrasive cleaning product.
Wipe up spills immediately; spills on hot surfaces can be difficult to remove if allowed to dry.
Buy good-quality pans with flat, smooth bottoms that won’t scratch your cooktop. If you are using an induction cooktop, you need
to buy pots and pans that are suitable for induction. They need to be
made of a ferrous (iron-containing) metal or alloy, such as steel.
You cannot use non-ferrous metals, for example aluminium and copper.
Most new pans you buy will state if they are suitable, but a quick
check is to use a small magnet to test if the pan is magnetic. If it
is, it will work on an induction cooktop.
Most new induction pans you buy will state if they are suitable, but a quick check is to use a small magnet to test if the pan is magnetic.
Remove trivets and covers on gas cooktops when cleaning.
- Always use a professional to install a cooktop.
- Take some time to learn the features of your cooktop. Induction
heats up very fast, so get used to food and liquids getting to
temperature quickly to avoid boil-overs and burnt dinners! Start on
lower heat settings until you get used to the power.
Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
Use a rangehood, especially if you have a gas cooktop, as this will remove any potentially harmful gases and particles from your