Question: “Hi, I recently touched the cuff of my fleece sweater on the hot stove and it burned on a little. So, I used the scrub pad and cleaning cream that came with the stove to remove it. Now, most of the burned area is removed, but there is a dullness (not scratched) on the area that I cleaned. How can I restore the shine? Or is it permanent? My stove is a stainless steel Samsung. The cooking surface is a black, flat top. It is a small area that is marked. There doesn’t seem to be any scratches; just a faded, foggy looking patch.”
Hi Samantha, while your stove is stainless steel, the area in question is the stove top, so I will focus on that area.
Make sure the burners are turned off and cool before cleaning, then clean the area as you normally would, making sure it is dry before proceeding to the spot polishing tips.
Spot Cleaning & Polishing
The dullness you describe might be fine scratches left behind from using the included scrubby pad. Even the slightest bit of abrasive material can dull a glossy finish. If this is the case then no cleaning product will restore the glossy shine – but a polishing product will. There are several products that you can try. You should not be scrubbing with these products but rather gently polishing, the product should do the work. Scrubbing might make it worse.
Bar Keepers Friend
Bar Keepers Friend is a powder so wet the stove top. Sprinkle it over the stove top, concentrating on the dull area. Wait a few minutes then wipe it off with a damp cloth followed by a drying and polishing with a soft, clean cloth.
Cameo is another polishing product. It is also a powder so you will need to wet the area, and then sprinkle some of the product onto it. With a wet cloth, gently rub the product into the area. Rinse with clear water. Dry and polish with a clean cloth.
CookTop Cleaning Crème
Apply directly to the dull area. Gently work it in using a soft cloth. Rinse with clean cloth and water. Dry and polish with clean cloth.