Can You Use Cif to Clean an Induction Cooktop?

Photo of a container of Cif Cleaner

The typical induction cooktop (or “hobs,” as some of you know them) has a surface made of glass-ceramic.

True to its name, glass-ceramic is a material with a chemical composition that’s similar to glass, but with ceramic’s opaqueness, resistance to heat, and the ability to withstand thermal shocks.

It can also be notoriously difficult to clean if you like to keep your cooktop spotless. And who doesn’t?

How to Clean Your Induction Cooktop Naturally

How to Clean Your Induction Cooktop Naturally

It’s been half a year since I started cooking with induction. So far, it’s been working out great. Enough so that I continue to stick to the opinion that, despite their higher price, induction cooktops are generally worth it.

The cooktop heats my pans and pots quickly and evenly (for those of you coming here for the first time and who may be wondering, I cook mostly with tri-ply stainless steel and every now and then with cast iron).

Since my induction cooktop’s surface stays cool and my cookware heats from the inside out (I’ll tell you exactly how this works later on in this post), cleanup has been mostly effortless.