How to Remove Stains From a Ceramic Cooktop

Ceramic cooktops can be beautiful, but they are prone to stains that can be tricky to remove.


Ceramic cooktops can be treated with a conditioner to help guard against stains, but the conditioner can wear off. If you find a stain, plan to work quickly because the longer it sits, the harder it will be to treat.

Use a razor blade to carefully scrape at any food that is crusty or burned on to the cooktop.

Soak a sponge in vinegar and apply to the stain, leave overnight and re-treat if necessary.

Treat the spot with a regular steam cleaner if the vinegar is unable to remove the stain completely.

Use a cleaner that is specified for ceramic (such as Cerama-Bryte) to clear any residue. Dry with a soft cloth.

Treat the cooktop with a ceramic specified conditioner such as Cera-Fix to guard against future stains.

Things You Will Need

  • Razor blade Soft cloth Sponge Vinegar Steam cleaner Cerama-Bryte Cera-fix


  • Some spills (particularly sugary ones) can react to ceramic quickly and cause a stain that's impossible to remove. Always condition your ceramic cooktop to avoid this.


  • In the event of a stain caused by a sugary spill, do not turn on the heat again until you have treated the stain or you run the risk of making it permanent. Treat all spills and stains right away.