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how to clean electric stovetop

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by sudhirakumar, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. sudhirakumar

    sudhirakumar Senior IL'ite

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    hi friends

    I live in an appartment and i have electric stove. The steel ones below the heat coil gets messed up with spills and burns very easily and are hard to clean.I have used various cleaners like steel cleaners, comet bleech, steelwool but does not work effectively.I cant leave it black and burnt. can any one suggest news ideas to keep my stop top like new. I love to have one like that...

    thankz sudhira:help
     
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  2. Happysoul1234

    Happysoul1234 Gold IL'ite

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    I have an electric stove too. What I do is wrap the plate below the heat coil in foil to catch all the spills etc. Then change the foils as needed, generally once every 2-3 weeks.

    To clean stains on the plate below the coil, use oven cleaner. The cleaner is very strong smelling so I suggest to either do this in the balcony or in a well ventilated room. First soak the plates overnight in warm water and baking soda mix. In the morning, spray the plates with the oven cleaner and leave it on for a few hours. Then wet with water and use the steel cleaner to scrub off the stains. Use gloves as the oven cleaner is quite harsh. Then dry off the plates, wrap in foil paper and you will have a nice shiny stove!
     
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    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Like pmahensa says the foil wrapping is very useful. also you get disposable foil plates in one dollar stores and also regular walmart etc where it will be very useful.:)
     
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    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sudhira,
    Don't worry about it... you get the replacement very easily in the market (walmart) for a cheaper price. You could buy them and replace it while leaving the apartment.
    For time being you could cover the steel brackets with aluminium foils and change them every week. That's how we all been doing for years...
    So don't worry about coils etc...
    For counter tops you could use soft scrub bleach lotion for cleaning... it cleans very easily and no scrubing is needed. Just with your bounty towels, you could clean.

    Good luck.

     
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    ramyanand Gold IL'ite

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    i too used to wrap with the aluminium foil..For stubborn stains u can use magic eraser..It works as a wonder for stubborn burnt stains..
     
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    priyamuthu Senior IL'ite

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    Hi friends,
    Can anyone tell me how to clean the glass stove top? i often mess up with it while boiling milk. i use oven also for boiling milk, but still i dont know how to clean them without scrubbing. i'm scared of getting scratches.
    Priya
     

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