How To Get Scratches Out Of Your Ceramic Stove Top




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jinnie1108: Would this work with Brasso metal polish and Hook and Loop polishing disc (lambs wool)? I'm also afraid of damaging the white circle part. 

julie agg: You should do a 'how a man would do it' book, clean the cooker with a power drill what next sweep the floor with a leaf blower - love it! 

blissfulbaboon: Wow.Thank you so much Mike.I made the BIG mistake of buying copper covered pans (bottoms) and did not realize how easy it is to wreck your ceramic top with one.So I tried your instructions and it's amazing how it took everything out.It is very hard to get the copper burn stain so a little bit is still left but I am going to buy a buffer as you suggest , to make it easier.Thank you again.Great video!☆Never again will I suffer through cleaning the damn thing!

Ronald Croushore: Hi! Interesting video! Will this work with deeper scratches that you can catch with your fingernail? Also, would an abrasive heavy duty rubbing compound for removing scratches on car finishes work as well as metal polish?

Han Paik: Hi all, Some of you may be wondering about "cloudy" or "hazy" cooktops because I did for the longest time.  I did have some very fine scratches as well, but what really bothered me was that as soon as my cooktop was really clean and dry it would show really noticeable gray areas in the areas where the burners were.  I did try this method several times before finally getting the lucas oil and buckling down to do it.  

The thing is that it's really hard to see if you're making any progress because when you're doing this, it's totally covered with the polish.  And when you're "done" and if you don't see much progress you can pretty much say to yourself this doesn't work.  But really this method logically "has" to work.  If you can essentially etch out enough material you're going to get back to a smooth shiny surface.  It just takes a WHOLE LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT.

What I recommend is to first put a big ring of cardboard on its end, a few inches outside of the burner otherwise things will splatter all over the place.  It saves you so much time because the stuff hits the wall of cardboard or tape instead of the walls or backsplash or you.  Then if you have an electric drill, make sure you can either keep it plugged in or have a lot of spare batteries.  I bought a $5 buffer about 5" diameter that you could attach to any drill.  I charged up 4 full 18V batteries to do this, and I had to do it over two sessions because the batteries ran out.  The Lucas metal polish that I bought from Amazon doesn't exactly look like the same bottle although I think it's the same stuff.  I lathered some on and basically used the buffer with a little/lot of force and worked over the spots for maybe 15 minutes at a time.  Then I would windex the whole thing clean once to see if I was making progress and where I needed to focus on.  This was TEDIOUS and a lot of work.  The drill doesn't stay on all the time so it takes a toll on your finger if you don't keep switching fingers and hands.  At first I thought it wasn't doing anything, but I could see after a few times that there was a little black spot that wasn't there before and the gray area was shrinking ever so slightly.  After I kept repeating the process over about 3 hours (?) the clouds were finally gone.  I kept having to do the buff-clean-inspect-repeat cycle because I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing any damage and also not wasting effort.  I think that you really cannot do damage doing this so you should pretty much not have that concern.  

The things I'm wondering are actually that I could not actually buff out some of the fine scratches even after doing this for so long.  They're so small anyway and they didn't bother me anyway.  Also, perhaps my buffing method was a lot weaker or worse because I used a small pad and a drill, whereas Mike used a real buffer.  I think perhaps also there might have been a more aggressive buffing compound to try.  But in the end, the cooktop looks pretty good from all but the closest/directly over points of view. 

Mike Shoesmith: Some people are saying this worked for them and others are saying it didn't. It is important to understand that metal polish like Lusas is a heavy grit compound which is essential for getting out deep scratches. This will not work unless you use heavy duty metal polish. You can use a finer polish later on to give it a finish polish but you must use a heavy grit polish on scratches like this with a good buffer. Thanks. 

Steve Jones: I don't have these items either and Im a man!!! Im going to go buy them and save myself hundreds of dollars on a new cooktop!!! Thankyou for the video!!!

Sandra Raba: You did a great job, when I clean my stove it looks ok, but after a while a white sort of shadow comes out. How can I get that ou?t I want them to look all black.

sharukh1: Thanks for the awesome video Mike.  Will the Ceramic cook top cleaner like Cerema Bryte work instead of the metal polish?

transformer889: I have haze on top of the stove from pots and  pants moving around during cooking.  I bought everything shown on this video, tried this method until my arms about to fall off , yes I used variable drill and buffing pads Lucas metal polish bought from JEGS,com, but the haze is still there, I think this video is highly edited, it can not be so simple.

Day leeyah: Mr. Mike, wow, thank you so much, I have a bad scratch on my stove and now you showed me what to do.  I am going to buy the metal polish and buffer...Thank you

Jan Brewington: Thank you, I just put scratches on my stove tonight.  I was thinking I ruined it.  So again thank you.  

Rania Alani: I don't have a buffer :( Anything else I can use?

XLittlestMonsterX: You've just saved my life! Thank you!

Robert Iacobello: Great results. I used BRASSO metal polisher & works beautifully. My scratches were superficial that were caused by over scrubbing with the pad & cleaner that came with my new kenmore glass top. Since my scratches were light, I didn't use the drill. Instead I buffed them out by hand using a soft terry cloth. Took about 5 minutes, but the end result was simply fantastic as I can't tell where the scratches were after I was done. Thank you so very much. My compliments !!

liquidblue: WOW REALLY GREAT VIDEO 

Lisa Elle: Do you think Brasso would work?

Creek: These are exactly the tools I use in my kitchen on a daily basis. As a woman, I always have available metal cleaner and an electric buffer. Thanks,.

Linda Schirmacher: Hi Mike....astounding results! If it weren't Black Friday I'd go now and get the brush. Lol thanks for sharing your tip, time and talent.

Lyricist1anda2: Thanks Mike for the tip.  We're moving and the stove has to look perfect.  Also, I've learned by trial and error after once scratching my glasstop:
1. Never use pots or pans with circles of steel on their bottoms, on your glasstop.   Use smooth bottom pots and pans.  Most cookware has the raised/ridged steel bottoms, but keep looking.  2. Place your pot or pan on the glasstop but never agitate them on the stovetop; leave them sit or they could scratch...instead use a utensil to stir, etc. whatever's inside the pot.  I've used these 2 methods and have had no further scratches.

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