Accidents happen and sometimes plastic containers or packaging are placed on hot smooth top ranges. This is a guide about cleaning melted plastic from a smooth cooktop range.
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A plastic bag was melted onto my glass stove top. I had been told to scrape it off with a razor, heat it back up, and even to try ice. I remembered that I had bought a bottle of Goo Gone, so I tried this let it sit on the plastic for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then I used my scraper (just a plastic one for Pampered Chef) to scrape off the plastic. It worked like a charm. I then cleaned the whole stove top with Soft Ccrub and a sponge, finished off with some glass cleaner and it look as good as new.
By shaynelinda from Pensacola, FL
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Here are questions related to Cleaning Melted Plastic From a Smooth Cooktop Range.
A spatula melted on my smooth top range. How do I get the melted plastic off?
I would try the razor blade window scraper.It should work.
My daughter dropped a plastic hot dog bag on my smooth top stove. I have tried the Cerama Bryte, scraping with my fingernail and nail polish remover but it did not remove it. Any suggestions on how to clean the burnt plastic from my smooth top stove?
Barbara from Cookeville, TN
Use WD-40 and a razor. An entire base of a kettle melted on to the ceramic stove top, and got it off in minutes. Works like a charm.
When a pot overbooked on my electric smooth top stove, I wiped it quickly with what I thought was a cotton dishcloth. It had some polyester in it, which I did not realize until it melted as I swiped. Now I can not get it off. I tried commercial products made for stovetop as well as baking soda, and also Barkeeper's cleanser. Any ideas?
By Eve G.
Try a straight edge razor blade. Be gentle.
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|Some plastic wrap touched a hot burner on my smooth cooktop/stovetop. It burned and made an awful, stinky mess. What can I do? |
Keruin from Washington DC
|RE: Plastic Wrap Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range||12/17/2005|
|Here is another guess that might really surprize you, and I think it will work. I sound like a living advertisement but the quick erase sponges, two brands Mr. Clean and Scotchbrite, they also have a brand by Mr. Clean that is safe for car cleaning and you know how much people can baby there cars? Hope it helps.|
|RE: Plastic Wrap Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range||12/17/2005|
|Maybe this would work: freeze it with an ice cube to make it brittle and use a single-edged razor blade (window scraper) to scrape it off. I melted a little plastic on my stove last week and after it cooled, it popped right off. Good luck.|
|By Cadensnana (Guest Post)|
|RE: Plastic Wrap Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range||12/20/2005|
|You are supposed to be able to use a razor blade (not at an angle) but flat to the surface to scrape these type of things off. But you should probably call Sears or Home Depot first and ask them in appliances first.|
|By Diane in Tampa (Guest Post)|
|RE: Plastic Wrap Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range||12/29/2005|
|Thanks to all who offered ideas - I tried petroleum jelly, no go. Then I tried freezing, but it didn't come off with a plastic spatula. I was afraid to use a razor but had a very flexible putty knife. The plastic was probably still at least partially frozen. It didn't come off easily, but neither did I scratch the cooktop, and eventually got it all off. |
|By keruin (Guest Post)|
The plastic lid from a candle that I keep next to my stove was set on a hot flat top burner on my stove. I have gotten most of it off but still have a film of plastic and I am wondering how to get the rest off.
Sherry Rohmann from WI
By Sheltons in Springboro
I was cooking and a bag of cheese fell on to my stove-top. Now I have a lovely, rather large, spot of melted plastic on the flat top. What can I do to get it off? The manufacturer won't give me any suggestions because of liability. So, I would be so grateful for any from you guys! Thanks!
What worked: I heated it up and took large wads of paper towels so I didn't burn myself. I rubbed inward as not to spread it out, and after about 5 wads I got it mostly off. There was still a thin film so I put glass cleaner (Windex like) on a clean dish towel and rubbed it with that and it came off.
Since the stove is new I found cleaning cream in the drawer - today - after the fact. I will give it a good once over. But today all is well.
Personally, I think warming it up a little (I turned it on and off to just warm it) and wiping with the paper towels and then cleaning with window cleaner and cream is the easiest way and least likely to damage the cook top.
Thanks for being here as I needed this information last night. (11/22/2006)
By Amber Allanson
By Andrea K
Here's what I did:
While cook-top was still warm, I used a new razor blade and carefully scraped plastic residue. It still left the majority of the melted plastic, so I reheated the burner for another 15 seconds and started to scrape again. I couldn't get all of the plastic off. Then I added a little water to prevent scratching. No different results. So again, while still warm, I used Bar-Keeper's Friend (powder form) and a wet rag and it came off very easily and quickly. (03/17/2007)
By A Mitchell
By Raleigh Resident
Note - the surface had completely cooled when I did the cleaning. (11/18/2008)
By Sonya in NH
My melted plastic must have been the worst case. It took me about 3 hours of hard scraping to remove all of the melted plastic! Unlike others who suggested using the razor at a flat angle, I found it was best to use it at around 80-85 degrees. Then, the blade would sometimes catch onto the smooth, melted plastic. My cook-top now looks almost new. Also, I found it helpful to scrape with the razor when it was almost dry of the WD-40. It made the "catching" of an edge easier.
I just went back to Sears to get a refund on a new cook-top that I just bought yesterday. My hard work saved me $673! (03/15/2009)
By Red Neck