How to Remove Cloudy Rings on a Ceramic Stove

Ceramic stove tops allow the homeowner to prepare food on a smooth, shining surface. The surface remains shiny with proper daily care and treatment of stains. Cleaning cloudy rings on a ceramic stove is not a difficult task if you use the correct cleaning tools. The cloudy rings result from pots or skillets boiling over and leaving residue on the smooth ceramic surface. Using a stove-top cleaner recommended by the manufacturer is one way to clean these unsightly rings.

A sponge helps to clean cloudy rings off of ceramic stove tops.

Baking Soda

Step 1

Soak a clean sponge with warm water, then wring it out well.

Step 2

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the damp sponge. Baking soda is a nonabrasive cleaner that will not scratch ceramic stove tops.

Step 3

Rub the sponge and baking soda in a circular motion over the cloudy rings until they disappear.

Step 4

Rinse the sponge under warm running water, then wring it out. Rinse the ceramic stove top with the sponge until none of the cleaning solution remains.

Step 5

Wipe the ceramic stove top dry with a soft, lint-free cleaning cloth.

Commercial Ceramic Stove-Top Cleaner

Step 6

Squirt a quarter-size amount of the commercial cleaner on the cloudy rings.

Step 7

Rub the cleaner into the rings on the stove top using a sponge, working in a circular motion.

Step 8

Apply more of the cleaner onto the cloudy rings if the stains are stubborn. Cover the area with a damp cleaning cloth. Allow the damp cloth and cleaner to remain on the cloudy rings for approximately 30 minutes. This allows it time to loosen the stubborn stains.

Step 9

Rub the area with the damp cloth, wiping off all cleaner residue.