How to Clean Worktops, Burners and Pan Supports
Before cleaning your worktop and burners, don’t forget to disconnect the appliance from the main power supply and to close the gas valve.
Burners, pan supports, caps and gas rings should be periodically cleaned with warm soapy water, then rinsed and carefully dried. It is highly recommended not to wash them in the dishwasher, due to the presence of salt in the wash solution used.
Stainless steel worktops and appliances should not be cleaned with abrasive products, nor with products containing chlorine - such as bleach - nor with steel wool, but only with specific products. Ideal cleaning products contain ammonia. As an alternative, you can use soap or neutral detergents, then rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any steam cleaners.
To avoid both burn marks and stains that cannot be removed, do not place hot pots on your steel worktop. They would cause irreparable damage to the worktop finish.
Many natural products, such as salt, lemon juice and milk processing residues, prove particularly aggressive. It is therefore essential to rinse worktops thoroughly after use.
Enamel can also be affected by prolonged contact with acidic substances. Remove tomato sauce, lemon and vinegar stains immediately. For more stubborn stains, use baking soda or non-abrasive cream detergents. Do not use any descaling products: you would irreparably damage the enamel.
After cleaning, dry the appliance off with a soft cloth. Non-drying may cause oxidation.
Burners are made of brass or pyral - an aluminium alloy – and can be cleaned with soapy water. You can also use a fine bristle brush to clean the small holes in depth. Use neither steel wool nor abrasive sponges.
To maintain burner functionality over time, please check that the caps are correctly positioned, before turning on the burners. They are generally made of enamelled steel or brass and they can be cleaned following the above instructions.
As for pan supports, they can be either made of cast iron or of enamelled iron. We recommend that you clean them with specific degreasers. Do not wash them in the dishwasher.