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Old 03-31-2013, 06:41 AM
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Pardon my cleaning ignorance...but I've had a gas cooktop my whole life.

I'm a snowflake and just cooked for the first time this past week in our new home. We have Whirlpool Gold appliances.

I cannot get the cooktop surface clean! Used a sponge with dishwashing liquid...upgraded to a nylon scrubbie sponge when that didn't work. Tried Windex. Tried a Clorox wipe.

What's the deal? Do you have to buy special cleaner?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:50 AM
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I clean mine with Weiman glass cook top. Purchased it at Walgreens. Works good.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:57 AM
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Yes, you need a cleaner made especially for glass cook tops. I also keep a single sided razor blade next to my stove to scrape up any thicker spills before using the cleaner.
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I use carnauba stove top clearer. It shines up the stove like new. It's about $4 at Walmart
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Thanks for the replies! Lanabanana: my sister said she cleans hers with a razor blade but her smooth top is about 15 years old...so I thought it wouldn't apply to a newer one. Guess I was wrong (but not about to tell her she was right--hahahaha!).
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Sorry for going off topic but does anybody have an issue with how long it takes to pre heat the oven? Our 1 year old Whirlpool Gold oven takes forever to heat up... :-(
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:59 AM
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That's one of the drawbacks of the "hidden" heat element.
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I have had good glass top cook tops for years now and I always use a brillo pad.

I know you think it will scratch or take off the markings. It doesn't. It is the only thing that will take off the residues that high heat and food leave. I cook a LOT. I scrub hard and sometimes have to do it twice or three times and wipe it off with a clean damp cloth that has been dipped into a solution of dishwashing soap, the liquid kind. Then I dry it with a clean cloth. Looks like new every time.

Try it on a tiny corner. I know that everyone is hesitant when I tell them this.

But DON'T ever use a brillo pad on your stainless steel or on granite. Don't use oven cleaner on your glass top.

See the fifth paragraph down. Now that I have told you what I do, I am terrified it will hurt your new stove.

http://brillo.com/household-helpers_details.asp?tab=0

I JUST cleaned mine just before I read this.
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Must have taken courage to try it the first time, Gracie. I know brillo pads will ruin stainless steel.
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Ceramic top cleaners specifically formulated for glass tops work and also Barkeepers Friend. I, too, use a razor blade to scrape off stubborn burned on residue.
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Pardon my cleaning ignorance...but I've had a gas cooktop my whole life.

I'm a snowflake and just cooked for the first time this past week in our new home. We have Whirlpool Gold appliances.

I cannot get the cooktop surface clean! Used a sponge with dishwashing liquid...upgraded to a nylon scrubbie sponge when that didn't work. Tried Windex. Tried a Clorox wipe.

What's the deal? Do you have to buy special cleaner?
When we bought our new home here in Dec, the package that had the owners manual for the stove included a sample of the cook top cleaner...check yours to see if it was included. It takes very little and looks like it will last a long time.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:28 PM
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I use Weiman glass cook top cleaner and polish. Got it at Publix. Works great.
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This is what the wife uses...
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Sorry for going off topic but does anybody have an issue with how long it takes to pre heat the oven? Our 1 year old Whirlpool Gold oven takes forever to heat up... :-(
Same here, and it's been that way since day 1. Fields appliances said it's because everything is "energy saving" now. I always had a gas stove. This stove is the pits, but I don't think anything but a gas stove will really make me happy...
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Hi, I use the bottle that was given to us with the instructions for using the stove. Workds great.
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