How to Clean a GE Profile Range Top
The most common GE Profile range in homes is the ceramic range top model. Although the GE Profile does come in stainless-steel and gas models, the ceramic range top has special cleaning needs. The GE Profile ceramic range top requires a special cleaning cream for everyday cleaning as well as cleaning heavy spills. One of the challenges in cleaning a ceramic top is preventing streaks from the cleaning cream. It is a good idea to clean the GE Profile range top every day to keep the appliance looking new and working efficiently.
Test the GE Profile range top's temperature before cleaning. Allowing it to cool will protect you from accidental burns and also keep the cleaner from streaking the range top.
Shake the ceramic cleaning cream well, and apply a few drops to the range top surface.
Wipe the range top clean with paper towels or a dry, soft sponge. Work in tight, circular motions for the best results. Working in small circles prevents streaking.
Cleaning Burned-On Residue
Shake the cleaner well, and apply a few drops directly over the burned-on residue.
Scrub the residue with a soft, scratchless scrub pad. Apply slight pressure while scrubbing, and work in tight, circular motions.
Wipe the area dry with paper towels. Repeat the scrubbing process if necessary, applying more cream to the soiled area.
Cleaning Heavy Residue
Apply a few drops of the cleaning cream on the heavily burned-on area. Spread the cream with a paper towel to cover the entire area.
Hold a razor blade at a 45-degree angle. Apply slight pressure and scrape the residue loose from the range top. Continue the scraping process until all the residue is loose. Apply a few more drops of cream as necessary.
Wipe up the residue with a dry paper towel. Apply a few more drops of cream over the area, and clean as you would for daily cleaning.
- Clean the stainless-steel range top with a mixture of dish detergent and warm water. Mix 1 tbsp. of detergent in 1 gallon of water. Clean with a soft rag. Rinse the top with warm water and a soft cloth.
- Do not use heavy abrasives or steel-wool pads on the range top. These will cause unrepairable scratches.
Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.