I have burnt sugar on a smooth top stove. Any suggestions how to remove it? Regular stove top cleaner is not helping.
Barbara from Columbia
Have you used a flat edged razor to "scrape" it off? Between the cleaner and a flat edged metal spatula I have, I have been able to get it all off of my stove top. Or, if that does not work go back to the company/store you bought it from or call them and ask them what to do about it.
Could it be plastic that has melted? That can be hard to remove. Scraping is what I have had to do then.
Be careful that you do not scratch your stove top when cleaning, remember it is glass. My instructions for my stove top though, did not instruct me to have my burner on when cleaning. Why not try it when the burners are cold?
Try one of those Magic Erasers. I use the Mr. Clean brand one. Dampen it very slightly, and use it with the burners turned off. (02/18/2005)
Try Orange Clean (from the makers of Oxiclean). It works wonders on my glass stove top. (02/19/2005)
Bar Keepers Friend is the best stuff to clean your stove top. (02/19/2005)
I would cover it with that new Dawn degreaser (not sure of the name) and let it sit for several hours.
Then I would wash it off. It might take more than one time, but I believe that will get as much of it off as anything on the market. (02/19/2005)
I'd wet it a little, pour on a bit of liquid dishwasher detergent and let it sit overnite. Should wipe up easily in the AM. (02/19/2005)
I used a paste of OxiClean and water. Let it sit for a bit and scrub away. Works well. (02/21/2005)
What you'd do would depend on what type of a smooth cooking surface you have. I got a single edged razor blade in a holder with my stove, and it works for most things. However, I must be very careful with sugar. If I get sugar on it, I must turn off the heat and remove it immediately. If I don't, the melted sugar will ruin the surface and there is nothing that I can do to repair the damage. Check with the manufacturer. (12/12/2005)
I have a GE smooth top stove and use their "Cerama Bryte scrapper. "It is similar to a razor blade, but not as sharp so as not to scratch the surface. It comes with a holder. It can be purchased from G.E.Parts Center 1-800-626-2002. (12/13/2005)
Solved a similar problem years ago.
Make sure cooktop is cool to the touch.
Surround the spot with dish towels.
Pour boiling water on the burnt on food.
Make sure the towels soak up the excess water, but aim to have the water puddle over the spot.
The spots will loosen shortly and then you get to wipe and repeat the whole process all over again.
I discovered this while making flan. (12/13/2005)
I use oven cleaner on my smooth top all the time. DO NOT put it on when smooth top is HOT. Only do when cold. Leave on for no longer than 10 minutes. Everything will wipe off wonderfully! (04/09/2006)
Use Soft Scrub. I have been using that for two years on my smooth top and it has cleaned off everything!
And it hasn't hurt my smooth top.
DO NOT use a razor blade or metal objects this is going to scratch the surface. You can however use a
green scrub pad with the Soft Scrub. (02/26/2007)
Zep Mfg. has a paste product called Best Stuff. It's available directly through Zep. Apply product with damp sponge, allow to sit a few minutes, continue scrubbing then add some water and rinse off. Your glass top will look brand new when done. This product is 100% non abrasive. As a side note, this product is absolutely awesome on cast iron bath tubs! (06/15/2007)
OxiClean is a good bet, but the owner's manual for my GE stovetop (pg 14,
http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/usappliance/pp980owne.pdf) says that sugar and plastic can cook on permanently unless you take it off right away. (08/28/2007)
I had burned sugar crystals on the glass top and the regular cleaners did no good. Here was my solution.
Rub a little olive oil on the area. Carefully scrape with a new single edge razor blade held at a shallow angle. You should see burned stuff accumulate on the blade. Wipe this onto a paper towel wet with oil. Continue until smooth. Clean up with a paper towel and water. (09/24/2007)
My pot boiled over. It was filled with coco and butter. It immediately baked on to my glass cook top!
After it cooled off, I tried creme, dishwashing liquid, etc. and nothing worked. I figured I had nothing to lose so I poured vinegar on top of the stove and rubbed it into the burned area. Then I poured the cleansing creme on top of vinegar, took a paper towel and worked the creme into the vinegar and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then I wiped with clean paper towel and low and behold all of the burned chocolate came off! (12/27/2007)
Mt. Dew syrup cleans anything! Just don't drink it, lol. My husband worked at a KFC in high school and they soaked the fry baskets in it when stuff got melted/fried onto them. If you have access to some, I'd try it. He said they played around with it and discovered it cleaned everything: toilets, grease off the floors, etc. Just let it soak on for a while. (05/09/2008)
I just tried the Bar Keepers Friend on the horrible black stains left by boiling over homemade applesauce. It took time, but it was awesome and nothing is left! Thanks. (11/04/2008)
I had two different things burnt onto my glass cooktop. I found two different solutions one worked for one and the other for the other.
The first thing was some burnt on sauerkraut. I wet a new Bounce dryer sheet and left it very damp, with standing water, and laid it on the stains. It took a bit of scrubbing after, but it all came off.
A Bounce dryer sheet will also work with cooked on food in pans and casserole dishes. Just put one in with hot soapy water and let it soak for a while. You will be able to just wipe it clean.
My 2nd stain was burnt on brown sugar. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get it. First I used the stovetop creme, then the Bounce dryer sheet, it didn't phase it. Finally I used a very thick baking soda/water paste, rubbed it hard with my fingertips for several minutes, and it finally came off. Good
The best thing I have found was first Comet, then the baking soda, add hot water drops and salt, rub with fingers. Good luck. (01/06/2009)
By Pam from AL
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