The Truth About Cleaning Your Hobs

Hob CleaningThere are various materials hobs are made of and the way they are cleaned need to be agreed with  their type. Below are outlined some of the most popular types of hobs and the way they could be treated without being damaged.

Hobs Types


  • Ceramic hobs could be easy scratched and using abrasive cleaners may be harmful to them. In order to clean any burns from their surface, a paste from water and baking soda will do the job.
  • Enamel hobs give you more flexibility for using cleaning products to get them cleaned as their surface is not prone to scratches.
  • Gas hobs are the ones which need more attention. Usually their parts could be washed separately. Soak them in a bowl of warm soapy water for about half an hour and scrub them gently with a scouring pad. Rinse them well with running water and leave them to dry on a towel. The actual hobs could be cleaned by using a washing up liquid and a regular sponge to remove the food burns. A very delicate is the moment of the gas jet get blocked by food. You can use a sharp object to remove any dirt or food particles and make it function as normal.
  • Stainless steel hobs need to be dealt with care and any spillages should be cleaned as soon as they are made as they may leave a permanent damage on your hob. Ideally stainless steel should be cleaned with a microfiber cloth and a mild cleaning agent.

Cleaning and Polishing Hobs

There is one rule which applies to all types of hobs - cleaning the hobs after each use will keep them looking good for longer and will reduce the amount of scrubbing required. After you have removed all dried and burn food residue from your hobs, you can clean them with pure water to make sure all cleaning liquid is cleaned. With the use of a standard microfiber cloth and a glass cleaner, polish the surface to make it shiny.

In Conclusion

These tips are just for guidance on the possible ways to clean your hobs, but to be sure you will not damage them, read your manufacturer's instructions.