How to Clean Jenn-Air Radiant Cooktops

The ceramic glass on your Jenn-Air cooktop covers its radiant elements to provide a smooth cooking surface.

General Cleaning

The sealed surface can reduce time spent cleaning since a spill remains on the surface and cannot fall beneath the burner, as often happens with exposed elements. The Jenn-Air radiant cooktop might take less effort when it comes to cleanup, but you must use products designed specifically to clean a ceramic glass cooktop to avoid damaging its surface.

Step 1

Wipe the surface of your Jenn-Air radiant cooktop with a damp sponge or cloth after each use. Dry the surface with a soft, clean towel to avoid streaks and stains. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the hot surface if applicable.

Step 2

Apply 2 to 4 drops of ceramic cooktop cleaner to a cool Jenn-Air cooktop every two or three days. Use a paper towel to scrub the surface of the cooktop with the cleaner to remove grease and grime.

Step 3

Wipe the surface with a soft cloth to remove the ceramic cooktop cleaner residue.

Baked-on Soups and Sauces

Step 1

Turn off the Jenn-Air cooktop and allow it to cool.

Step 2

Hold a ceramic cooktop or razor scraper at a 20- to 30-degree angle against the cooktop surface. Scrape the baked-on soup or sauce from the cooktop. Wipe the residue from the surface with a paper towel.

Step 3

Apply 1 or 2 drops of ceramic cooktop cleaner to the area. Scrub the surface with a nonabrasive scrubber sponge until you remove the burned-on soup or sauce residue. Apply an additional 1 to 2 drops of cooktop cleaner if necessary.

Step 4

Wipe the surface with a clean cloth until any remaining cooktop cleaner residue disappears.

Baked-on Candy, Jelly or Syrup

Step 1

Turn on the Jenn-Air burner beneath the baked-on spill to warm the surface.

Step 2

Hold the ceramic cooktop or razor scraper at a 20- to 30-degree angle against the warm surface. Scrape the baked-on sugary spill from the cooktop. Wipe the residue from the edge of the scraper between scrapes. Wear gloves to protect your hands from the warm surface to avoid an accidental burn.

Step 3

Turn off the burner and allow the surface to cool. Apply 1 to 2 drops of ceramic cooktop cleaner to the surface. Scrub the cooktop with a nonabrasive scrubber sponge until you remove any remaining sugary spill residue. Apply an additional drop or so of cooktop cleaner if necessary.

Step 4

Wipe the surface with a clean cloth until any remaining cooktop cleaner residue disappears.

Things You Will Need

  • Sponge
  • Soft cloths
  • Soft towel
  • Gloves
  • Ceramic cooktop cleaner
  • Paper towel
  • Ceramic cooktop or razor scraper
  • Nonabrasive scrubber sponge

Warning

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, bleach, ammonia or rust remover on your Jenn-Air radiant cooktop.

About the Author

Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Harsch received her Certified Nurses Assistant license in 2004. She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition.