Ceramic Glass Hobs
Dirt that has not burnt down can be removed with a wet cloth without any additional cleaning agent. Metal abrasion of pot bottoms, lime scale and water stains are removed with a stainless steel cleaner or a special glass ceramic cleaner. Burnt-on soils are best removed while still hot with a razor blade scraper. For sugars or sugary ingredients, the stains must be removed immediately.
Painted wooden surfaces are cleaned with warm water and a mild household cleaner on a damp cloth. Then dry the surfaces carefully in the structural direction. For particularly stubborn stains, the household cleaner can be used undiluted or even a glass cleaner. To be on the safe side, check at an inconspicuous location whether the glass cleaner is attacking the surface. Furniture polishes or the like are not suitable as a care product because they contain solvents and often form a film that changes the appearance.
Aluminum surfaces are normally cleaned with a damp, soft cloth without further additives. To avoid water stains, it is recommended to thoroughly dry the aluminum surface. For coarser soiling, you can use a dish washing detergent or a glass cleaner. For brushed aluminum, it is also advisable to use a special chrome cleaning agent; otherwise it will easily cause streaks.
Wood Waxed Or Oiled
Solid wood worktops are treated with special oil or wax. Despite this treatment, the protection against stains (e.g. color intensive fruit or red wine) is not complete. Clean the plate with a mild household cleaner and possibly a hand brush and dry thoroughly. After that you can treat the worktop again with the agent recommended by the manufacturer. Avoid stagnant water on the counter top, as this can distort it and make the surface rough.
Velvet Mat Surfaces
The velvet mat effect in kitchen fronts is achieved by a special silicate mineral in the paint, which "swallows" the incident light due to its porosity and therefore looks dull and velvety. Sometimes these surfaces are also called "pelle di pesca" (= peach skin). The porosity makes this surface sensitive to strongly colored liquids, such as currant juice, tomato ketchup or red wine, but also fat splashes. Here is especially true that must be cleaned immediately. Once the stain has dried, it can usually no longer be completely removed. Although you can try to treat stains with a soft brush and a mild household cleaner, but usually without much success.
According to a study by the University of Arizona, there are more than 1000 times more bacteria in the refrigerator than on the kitchen floor or the toilet. For hygienic reasons you should "general clean" your refrigerator every six months. To do this, switch it off, let it defrost if necessary, and remove all compartments and baskets. For normal care, a commercial detergent is sufficient. Persistent stains and water stains are removed with a designated stainless steel cleaner. Rust stains on stainless steel are best removed with citric acid (about 10%) or a commercial metal polish cleaner.