Cooktop articles

These cooktop articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect can help you use your cooktop effectively and safely. From how to clean your gas or glass cooktop to how an induction cooktop works, our tips and advice will help you keep the meals coming. For more DIY advice, check out our cooktop repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.


Articles and videos common to all cooktops

January 1, 2019
Bring several cups of water mixed with several tablespoons of lemon juice to a boil in your microwave to help loosen the caked-on dirt.

These 7 kitchen-cleaning tips are out of the ordinary and super helpful.

November 1, 2018
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

November 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

November 1, 2018
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

October 26, 2016
How to repair broken or damaged wires.

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

February 23, 2015
Learn where to find the model number on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

See where you should look when trying to locate the model tag on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

January 22, 2015
How to clean stainless steel appliances.

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

July 1, 2014
Cooktop common questions.

These common questions can help you make the most of your cooktop.

Articles and videos for gas cooktops

January 27, 2016
How to clean gas burners and grates on a cooktop.

Find out how to clean the grates and burners on your gas cooktop.

Articles and videos for electric cooktops

April 27, 2016
How to care for a radiant glass cooktop.

Learn how to choose cookware for a glass cooktop range and how to clean the cooktop with a non-abrasive cleaner.

January 27, 2016
How to clean a glass cooktop.

Find out how to clean the glass cooktop on your range or cooktop to keep it looking new.

December 3, 2015
Choosing the best cookware for your glass cooktop.

Find out how to tell if you need new pots and pans and which type will work best with your cooktop.

January 21, 2015
Tips for using an induction cooktop.

Here’s what you should know if you’re using an induction cooktop.

Symptoms common to all cooktops

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Main causes: lack of electrical power, gas supply failure, bad pressure regulator, control system failure