There’s a bit of confusion about using paper towels to protect the induction cooktops during use.
Some people who have been told to use paper towels underneath their pots and pan during the cooking process to keep the cooktop clean and protect it from scratches. Others have heard that silicone mats can be used for the same purpose, as well as newspaper, greaseproof paper and a lot more.
So, can you use paper towels to protect your induction cooktop? And, probably, more importantly, do you need to use kitchen towel to protect your stove?
Induction vs. Ceramic
Ceramic and induction hobs are entirely the same on the surface. It is the guts of an induction hob that is different.
Paper towels won’t burn on an induction hob, but if you’ve ever tried putting one on a ceramic hob, it will ignite into a fiery ball of mistakes and, at best, ruin your quiet night in.
Ceramic hobs are very easy to clean. Compared with a gas hob where you have to left up the pan supports and make sure you get in every hole and crevice, a ceramic hob can simply be wiped down.
The same is true for an induction hob. After all, it is just a glass cooktop, like a ceramic hob. What we’re saying is that an induction hob will only ever get as dirty as a ceramic cook hob. As long as you wipe the stove after use, any spills won’t affect the functionality of the hob at all.
Can You Use Paper Towel on an Induction Cooktop?
You can use paper towels to wipe an induction hob, but you don’t need one to protect the cooktop during cooking.
Induction hobs are designed to be used. No manufacturer would create an induction hob that couldn’t cope with spills and would need a piece of paper to protect the glass.
The same care should be taken with an induction hob as a ceramic hob. You should, of course, clean up spills and avoid scratching the cooktop.
However, there is no need to use a paper towel or anything else to protect the cooktop during cooking. Doing so could even mark the cooktop, the very thing you’re trying to avoid.
We hope this induction hob article has helped you if you’ve just ordered an induction hob. For more induction hob articles that can answer other frequently asked questions about these awesome hobs, please explore our website further.
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