All too many times we receive calls about glass cooktops being cracked or bubbling. Much of these instances could have been prevented. In efforts to provide your glass cooktop a long life, there are certain things that you should do and some that we would suggest avoiding. If you want to improve the longevity of your glass cooktop, see our list of shoulds and shouldn’ts below:
- To avoid scratches or abrasions to your cooktop, we suggest cleaning it after each use.
- Avoid storing heavy objects in the cabinet above your cooktop. If anything heavy falls from your cabinet to your cooktop, you run the risk of cracked or damaged glass.
- Do not leave hot lids on your cooktop. As your cooktop cools down, the lid traps warm air between the lid and the cooktop, and could cause the glass to break when the lid is removed. Who knew?!
- If you’re cooking foods containing sugar, clean up spills as quickly as possible after your cooktop begins to cool down. Sugary spills can adhere to the cooktop and can cause permanent marks.
- DO NOT USE YOUR COOKTOP AS A CUTTING BOARD!
- Try to avoid sliding your cookware across the cooktop. Aluminum or copper bottoms to your cookware can leave behind scratches or marks.
- If it’s popcorn and movie night, do not cook prepackaged aluminum containers on the cooktop. Aluminum marks cannot be removed completely and will cause damage to your cooktop.
- Do not leave plastic utensils or disposable plates on your cooktop. This could cause them to melt and adhere to your cooktop, causing permanent damage.
- Do not use harsh chemicals on your cooktop, but make sure that you’re cleaning your cooktop after each use. This will prevent any damages or scratches. We suggest referring to your Use and Care Guide provided by your manufacturer for proper cleaning methods.
We hope that these tips will help you on your journey to a long healthy life for your glass cooktop. If for any reason, you succumb to a damaged cooktop, make sure you document your damages and reach out to your manufacturer (if under warranty) or give us a call and we will be happy to send one of our trained professionals to your home to assess the damage. Thank you for letting our family help yours!