Radiant Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Pot of spaghetti being prepared on Sharp Radiant Cooktop

Keeping your radiant cooktop looking pristine not only enhances the aesthetics of your kitchen but can also ensures optimal performance and longevity of your appliance. Radiant cooktops, with their sleek glass surfaces and advanced heating elements, have become a popular choice in modern kitchens. However, maintaining their shine and efficiency requires regular care and attention.

In this blog post, we’ll explore essential tips and techniques for cleaning and maintaining your radiant cooktop to keep it sparkling and in top-notch condition.

From daily upkeep practices to tackling stubborn stains and spills, we’ll cover everything you need to know to keep your radiant cooktop looking like new. By following these recommendations, you’ll not only maintain the beauty of your cooktop but also ensure that it continues to serve as the heart of your kitchen for years to come. Join us as we delve into the world of radiant cooktop care and discover how simple steps can make a significant difference in the longevity and performance of your appliance.

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Normal Daily Use Cleaning

Before cleaning any part of your radiant  cooktop, be sure of the following:

  1. The cooktop main power is turned OFF.
  2. Controls are locked.
  3. All of the cooktop surface is cool.

Only use cleaning products that have been specifically designed for glass ceramic cooktops. Read and follow all instructions and warnings on the cleaning cream label.

A sample set of CERAMA BRYTE cooktop cleaner and CERAMA BRYTE Scraper+Pad For Ceramic cooktops is included with your Sharp Cooktop.

Before using the cooktop, clean the cooktop with the cleaner cream. To avoid possible damage to the cooking surface, do not apply cleaning cream to the glass surface when it is hot.

Do not wipe any heater areas until they have cooled, and the hot surface indicator lights have gone off.


Sugary spills and other products can damage the ceramic glass surface. If dry sugar, sugar syrup, tomato products, milk spills, or heavily burned-on items occur on the surface DURING heating.

  1. Apply a few drops of cleaner cream to the cooktop that is not hot.
  2. Dampen clean paper towel and clean top.
  3. Wipe off with another clean, damp paper towel, then wipe dry.


  • Make sure the bottom of the cookware and cooking area are clean and dry before turning on the cooktop.
  • Wipe off food spills and spatters before they burn on the surface.
  • Do not mix cleaning products.
  • The mixture may interact and damage the surface.

Spaghetti and sauce being prepared on a Sharp Radiant Cooktop

Cleaning Sugary Spills, Milk, Tomato-Based Products, Melted Plastics or Heavily Burned Residue from a Radiant Cooktop

Sugary spilled (jellies, fudge, candy, syrups, etc.) milk, tomato-based products, melted plastics or heavily burned-on residue can cause pitting of the surface of your cooktop unless the spill is removed while still hot.


You must begin cleaning the spills while the cooktop is still hot.

  1. Turn off all heaters and remove all pans immediately.
  2. Wearing an oven mitt, use a razor blade scraper at a 30-degree angle against the glass ceramic surface and scrape from a hot surface to a cooler area.
  3. Remove the spills with paper towels.


  • Do not use a dull or nicked blade. Be sure to use a new, sharp razor scraper.
  • Do not use the razor blade for daily cleaning as it may wear the pattern on the glass.

If the ceramic glass surface of your cooktop is damaged by pitting, it should be replaced.

Pot and wooden spoon on a Sharp Radiant Cooktop

Metal Marks or Burned on Residue on a Radiant Cooktop

Metal marks and burned-on residue should be removed immediately after the cooktop has cooled. Metal markets can become permanent if not removed before future use.

  1. Dampen a “scratchless” or “never scratch” pad that is safe for non-stick cookware. The pattern and glass will be damaged if the pad is not damp or is soiled or if another type of pad is used. Apply a cleaner cream for glass ceramic cooktops.
  2. Scrub to remove as much soil as possible.
  3. Apply the cleaner cream over the soil, cover with a damp paper towel, and let stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Keep moist by covering the paper towel with plastic wrap.
  4. Scrub again and wipe off with another clean, damp paper towel. Then wipe dry.


  • Do not use aluminum foil on a radiant cooktop.
  • If pots or pans of aluminum or copper are allowed to boil dry, permanent damage may affect the ceramic glass surface.
  • Do not slide pots and pans across the cooktop surface.
  • Cookware with rough bottoms can mark or scratch the cooktop surface.,
  • Do not use a dull or nicked blade. B sure to use a new, sharp razor scraper.


Do Not Use the Following to Clean a Radiant Cooktop: 

  • Glass cleaners which contain ammonia or chlorine bleach as these materials may stain the cooktop
  • Caustic cleaners that may etch the surface
  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Metal scouring pads, scrub sponges and steel wool
  • Powdery cleaners containing chlorine bleach
  • Flammable cleaners such as lighter fluid or WD-40

Damaged Cooktop

If the cooktop should crack or break, do not use or attempt to clean it.

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