Devitrified Glass & Ceramic Hobs


Built-in appliances

Cooking without splashes – impossible! That’s why it is particularly important to clean your devitrified glass hob after every use. Even tiny drips and bits of spilled food will burn on next time you switch on. Light soiling may be removed with a damp cloth and a standard detergent. More stubborn marks made by water, lime or friction by saucepans can be successfully treated with the special cleaners recommended by the manufacturer, such as Cerafix or Stahlfix. Burned-on residues such as sugar, salt or sugary food spills are best removed with a glass scraper, while the hob is still hot. 

Moisture condensing on surfaces is detrimental to kitchen furniture. So, keep the dishwasher closed for half an hour after the end of the program before removing the dishes. This allows the water vapour to run down the inside walls of the machine rather than escaping into the room. The dishwasher should then be opened wide and not just with a narrow gap in order to prevent water damage. It is essential to ensure that the vent plate has been screwed or glued in place below the worktop in the dishwasher area. The vent plate is normally supplied with the dishwasher. 

Cooking should be fun and easy to do. Today’s kitchen appliances are designed with that in mind. Modern built in ovens therefore have easy cleaning systems, such as activClean or an activated charcoal filter. Pyrolysis and catalysis are other technical terms you may come across in this connection.  As there are a great many different systems on the market, it is advisable to read the electrical appliance manufacturer’s operating and care instructions carefully and to follow the advice offered.

Built-in Sinks and Hobs


Heat, steam and humidity

To keep them looking like new, built-in sinks, cooktops and all aluminium or stainless steel surfaces should be cleaned with a sponge or fleecy cloth. A mild detergent or cleaner may be used, or the special cleaners available for stainless steel or aluminium surfaces. Never use scouring agents, steel wool or sponge scourers. Rust film, such as iron filings following plumbing work, is unlikely to occur in your kitchen. If it does, though, the oxidised iron particles should be re-moved immediately using a standard stainless steel cleaner. Built-in sinks made from mineral material or ceramic should be cleaned as follows: light soiling may be removed with a damp cloth or water containing detergent.  Heavier soiling can be tackled with a biodegradable vinegar-based cleaner. Severe, encrusted dirt or metal abrasion can be removed with a powder cleaner. Cleaning products containing silica sand or fluorine should not be used. 

Your kitchen has already been provided at the factory with various protective covers to protect your kitchen furniture from steam, heat and moisture. Even so, it is essential for you to take care not to allow steam and heat from the oven or dishwasher or from smaller appliances such as the kettle or egg boiler, coffee machine and microwave to come into direct contact with the furniture. To prevent this, it is advisable to switch on the extractor whenever you are cooking and to avoid leaving the cooker or dishwasher lid at an angle after use, as the escaping heat and moisture may cause furniture nearby to swell. When using and cleaning, please remove any humidity and wetness quickly. Only by doing so the furniture can be long-term protected from water damage. The room conditions should be adjusted to the particular situation by ensuring an adequate supply of fresh air if necessary (e.g. 20ÅãC/65% relative humidity).