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Cleaning Melted Plastic From a Smooth Cooktop Range

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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August 6, 2016 Flag
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How do I remove melted plastic from a ceramic cooktop?

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

How do I remove melted bread wrapper from my Ceramic Smooth Cooktop?

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December 19, 2014 Flag
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So my daughter tried to clean off drippings from a hot burner with a scrubbie sponge and the sponge melted right onto the burner. Will any of the solutions offered here be best to try?

By Ingrid C.

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December 21, 20140 found this helpful

But don't let your daughter do it! LOL

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February 28, 20160 found this helpful

Spray wd40 and wait a couple minute and wipe with clean. Soft rag

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May 15, 20161 found this helpful

THIS WORKS: APPLY SOFT SCRUB, BUT YOU MUST LET IT SIT ON THE BURNED ON PARTICLES FOR A GOOD 5 MINUTES OR MORE. THEN US A PLASTIC SCRAPER (PAMPERED CHEF SELLS THESE) AND SCRUB IT OFF. IT MAY TAKE DOING THIS SEVERAL TIMES. praying as you do it helps too!

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October 13, 2010 Flag
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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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July 18, 2008 Flag
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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

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February 5, 20160 found this helpful

We did the same thing: put an electric kettle on our stovetop. It completely melted. Cleaned the mess in minutes using your technique. Worked like a charm. Our stovetop never looked better. Thanks a million! We thought we had to replace our stovetop.

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February 15, 20160 found this helpful

Heated up full till plastic turned gray. Turned off, let cool and wiped off with dry cloth. Used flat razor blade to scrape off around the edge. Plastic bread baby melted on burner, all cam off clean

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

I just burnt my brand new toaster oven forgetting there was a bag of bread on top of it in a heavy plastic bag. Used the WD40 and then Goo b Gone, scraped with a plastic scraper and am happy to say it all came off after a bit of work but still looks brand new.

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May 5, 2014 Flag
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When left with just the residue of plastic on the cooktop: turn burner to maximum for 10 minutes (exhaust on for fumes), until residue turns from black to charcoal grey. After cooktop cools, wipe with a dry cloth. The residue will be nothing, but ash.

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Source: Tried this after melting a plastic bag on the cooktop. Easiest cleaning ever.

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April 22, 2013 Flag
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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.

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April 29, 20130 found this helpful

Try a straight edge razor blade. Be gentle.

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July 12, 2011 Flag
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A spatula melted on my smooth top range. How do I get the melted plastic off?

By PW

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July 14, 20110 found this helpful

I would try the razor blade window scraper.It should work.

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October 7, 2010 Flag
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I melted a plastic container on my daughter's glass cook top. How do I safely remove what is left?

By Crazy Grandma from OH

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Plastic Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range

Turn oven on so the top gets warm, not hot. You can also use a hair dryer to help with the heating. Use a plastic plate scraper to help gently remove it.
(09/17/2010)

By TandT Grandma

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September 14, 2010 Flag
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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?

November 14, 2006 Flag
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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

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Plastic Melted on a Smooth Cooktop Range

We just did this last night (melted a plastic hot dog bun bag on our flat-top ceramic stove-top). I waited until the stove cooled then with my fingers peeled the heavy layers off the stove (I was surprised at first that I was able to do this). Then I used a WD40 like lubricant & applied it to the stove-top, then with the papertowel I cleaned the area with a circular motion. It took a few minutes but I was amazed at how well it came clean. Good luck! (10/22/2006)

By Sheltons in Springboro

December 16, 2005 Flag
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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

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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.
By Kersti
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)
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)
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.

Thanks again!

By keruin (Guest Post)

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