How to Clean Black Porcelain Top

Cause:

  • Heat

Topics:

  • How to clean residue or remove scratches from porcelain black top
  • Why does the drip tray not come clean?
  • Black porcelain top or burner pan extrusions discolored, chipping, or bubbling
  • What is the best way to clean a spill on the drip tray?
  • How to clean the drip pan

Answer:

Use Tips

Black porcelain burner pans or tops may stain and discolor with normal use.

  • Do not allow food with a high sugar or acid content (for example, milk, tomatoes, fruit juices) to stay on any porcelain enamel surface as they can cause a permanent dull spot.
  • Never wipe a warm or hot porcelain surface with a damp cloth or sponge as this may cause chipping or crazing (hairline cracks).
  • Wolf does not recommend polishing the porcelain tops as the intense heat combined with polish ingredients may damage the finish.
  • Dual Fuel Range, GR Gas Range, and Sealed Burner Rangetop black porcelain tops cannot be removed for cleaning underneath.
  • If cleaning tips below do not work, spots or baked-on spills are likely permanent.

Cleaning Tips

For suggested cleaning products, see Wolf Cleaning Guide for product names.

Dual Fuel Ranges, GR Gas Ranges, and SRT Sealed Rangetops

To clean black porcelain tops:

  1. For SRT Sealed Rangetops and Dual Fuel Ranges the porcelain top pans are sealed and can not be removed for cleaning.
  2. Remove surface debris.
  3. Use mild abrasive cleaner, spray degreaser, or S.O.S.® Steel Wool Soap Pad to clean.
  4. To clean hard water stains, use white vinegar and water (1:1). Rinse and dry immediately.
  5. Rinse the surface.
  6. Dry immediately to avoid streaking.
  7. Make sure the burner heads and caps where the flame comes out of are posititioned properly after cleaning is complete.

R Gas Ranges and RT Gas Rangetops

To clean black porcelain tops:

  1. Pry the pan extrusion up using a small butter knife or flat blade screwdriver, being careful not to scratch the surface.
  2. Remove surface debris.
  3. Use mild abrasive cleaner, spray degreaser, or S.O.S.® Steel Wool Soap Pad to clean.
  4. To clean hard water stains, use white vinegar and water (1:1). Rinse and dry immediately.
  5. Rinse the surface.
  6. Dry immediately to avoid streaking.
  7. Make sure the burner heads and caps where the flame comes out of are posititioned properly after cleaning is complete.

Burner Pan Replacement

  • If pans or pan extrusions are scratched, there is no repair. Replacement is the only option.
  • If cleaning tips below do not work, spots or baked-on spills are likely permanent. Replacing the pans is one option to restore them to their original state.
  • R Gas Range and RT Gas Rangetop burner pans are replaceable. To get new burner pans,genuine Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove parts are available by calling the Factory Certified Parts Distributor in your area. Only filters and cleaners are available for online purchase in the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Store. Other parts are not available for purchase online. Use locator to find the Parts Distributor for your area.
  • Dual Fuel Range, GR Gas Range, and Sealed Burner Rangetop burner pans require a service technician to replace them. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

If these cleaning tips do not work, spots or baked-on spills are likely permanent, and no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact a Factory Certified Parts Distributor to order replacement parts or contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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