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Induction cooktop disaster......tip

Posted by krissie (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 7, 11 at 15:32

Was making Rice Krispies Treats for grandchildren and forgot another bag of mini-marshmallows was on the cook top. Low and behold I unknowingly let the hot pot rest touching the bag of marshmallows. You guessed it, melted plastic and marshmallows, quite a gooey mess.

Wiping up the mess did not work, razor blade did not work. Finally I put soaking wet paper towels on the mess and let soak a few minutes. Was able to get most of the marshmallows off, but, plastic with writing was still on the stove top and on the pan side/bottom.

Used a paper towel and "Cook Top" cleaning Cream for Smooth Top Ranges. Peeled off as much plastic as possible and then used circular motion with the Cook Top cream to clean mess off the glass top. Worked great and no scratches on the cook top.

Repeated process on the large stainless steel pot, worked like a charm too.

Hope you never have to clean up a mess like the above!! If you do, remember the above solution to the problem!!

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RE: Induction cooktop disaster......tip

Always happy to hear successful tips. When I have a mess like that, my first thought is to put a wet washcloth in the microwave, get it super hot, plunk it down over the mess and let the hot cloth do its' job. I've seen Cook Top cleaner in my local store, think I'll buy some just in case.

RE: Induction cooktop disaster......tip

Beyond the marshmellow mess, how you like your induction cooktop, Krissie?

RE: Induction cooktop disaster......tip


My induction cook top is a Kenmore (Sears), not sure who makes it for them. I love using the induction cook top. Being retired and cooking for 2 instead of a family of 7 the induction works great for me, quick to heat, instant off. My husband claims the induction heats a cup of water in tea kettle faster than the microwave does.

Took a little time getting use to light pressure/warmth of finger turning on the burners. Our adult daughters hate our induction stove, they use gas and regular electric coil burners. If they would be patient and turn it on properly with light pressure they would be happy most likely. They frantically "punch" at the controls instead of light touching and then they get frustrated because it did not turn on.

Took time to get use to turning it on with only a light touch of the finger pressed down for a second or two.

It takes less time to cook a meal since all the heat goes into the pans and not into the air.

Certainly is a clean way to cook, no drip pans to clean.

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