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How do you clean a stove that has had a plastic bag melted on it?
Use Rain-X X-treme Clean for baked on ink. Put some on a dry cloth and rub for 10 seconds. It removes it easily and without damage to the dryer surface. Clean after with a wet cloth. Soft Scrub may work too, but may be overly abrasive. You can remove the dryer door for easier access.
I am currently a freshman in college and my roommate put ice cream in our freezer about five months ago. While we were on break, the ice cream somehow melted in our freezer. The melted ice cream has now frozen to the freezer and no one can open the freezer without it smelling terribly!
I have built up grease on my stovetop that is impossible to remove. Any ideas?
How do I best clean residue of cooked food on gas burner base to bring back "new" look?
How do I clean a warming plate on a coffeepot?
My black marks seem to be under the glass. The surface is slick. I got that with a scraper, Dawn, and the cooktop cleaning liquid they sold me. This happened shortly after buying it.
Does anyone know how to get my blue towel marks off my stove top? I had a boil over of pasta and grabbed the first thing in sight.
We recently had a house fire and my stainless steel back splash and vent-a-hood have a dull, film on them. The cleaning people used industrial cleaner and stainless steel cleaner and it's still dull with no shine. I have recleaned both myself to no avail.
I was baking potatoes and the Saran Wrap caught fire. I had an actual fire in my microwave. Needless to say after removing the charred potatoes and putting out the fire the walls and top were black. I was able to get the sides fairly clean, but the top is still black.
I would like to get all the black burnt on crud off my drip pans. I have tried ammonia and bleach but not together. I tried soaking the pans, but nothing is working. Any advice would help me please. I also live in an apartment complex, too.
How do I get yellow stains off a wall oven? Some seem to be white plastic.
Unfortunately my oven vents are located direcly under the backsplash of my glass top stove, and the white enamel is beginning to discolour badly. The glass top cleaner does nothing, but I fear perhaps making it worse by trying other things.
How do I remove the fabric softener dispenser to clean it? I'm afraid I may not get it back in correctly?
Some plastic is stuck to the stainless steel vent inside the dryer. What can I use to remove the plastic?
I had my fridge off last Wednesday before bed time planning to turn it on the next morning before leaving for work. Unfortunately, I missed out and got back home only in time for bed, and had totally forgotten.
I have an electric stove top burner with melted plastic on it. The plate is solid and not easily removed. I would like a solution that does not require burner removal.
I have a black enamel fast stove. The two front burners have charred grease and when I clean what will come off around the burners it has left dry dull areas. How can I remove all the charred buildup and make the stove top shiny like the rest of it?
How do I clean the outside of an aluminum pressure cooker? The inside is clean, but the outside part has become reddish. How do I clean that?
The clock and timer on my oven are not functioning any longer, thus the self cleaning function does not work. Any ideas on how to clean this oven?
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?
How do I clean my stove? I can lift up the top, but what can I use to clean it with it where food spills when cooking?
I've already disposed of the rotten meat from broken freezer, there is about 4" of bloody water standing in bottom of freezer. I'm going to dispose of the freezer, but how do I dispose of the bloody water first? The smell is unbearable!
How do I remove Downy buildup in the washing machine?
Is it safe to leave ammonia in a gas oven after it has warmed? Will it not blow up? To clean it, I want to use ammonia but have safety fears!
I have gotten ball point ink on my dryer as I left a pen in my jeans. It went through the wash. Do you have a solution for getting the horrible stain off?
How do I remove rust off the outside of a fridge door?
I was ironing my uniform, when I adjusted the heat capacity of the iron. I set it on level 2, but the clothes had no reaction to its heat so I adjusted it again to level 4 and unfortunately it burned a part of the uniform. My concern is not the burned uniform, but the mess it got to the surface of the iron. It looks like plastic got burned into it, but it was actually cloth.
A new pair of teal blue jeans were washed then put in my new dryer. The inside of the washer is stainless, but the dryer is white. It is now teal blue, does anyone know how to get it off?
How do I remove yellowish discolored burn stains from an electric stove that are around the drip pan?
My coffee pot is thick with coffee residue. What can I use around my house to clean my coffee maker?
My microwave smells like old milk, but it's only 6 weeks old and I clean it every day.
Pull your stove out from the wall and clean floor, etc. When ready to push stove back into place, spray Pledge or an equal where the feet of the stove will slide. This will keep your floor from ripping or scratching.
How can I get the burnt bottom of the tea kettle off my glass top stove?
My washer has a fabric softener dispenser that does not come off. How do I clean it?
I had taco sauce stain the plastic on a refrigerator door. Its a big stain. Any solutions for this?
Attempting to 'soften' brown sugar, I used the microwave. The plastic bag container burst and left a hardened pool of burnt sugar? What can I do? Anything?
My husband is a roofer and came home with tar on his pants, which I did not notice. I wet several dryer sheets and went to town. Worked amazingly! I then washed the inside of the dryer with hot soapy water.
I am looking for ways to clean an electric oven; a fast cleaning way for a lazy grandmother.
Fill your blender halfway with water, then add a drop of dish soap and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Replace the lid and blend.
Softscrub is excellent. You have to shake the container vigorously before applying and then wait 5-10 minutes. Use the abrasive side of a sponge or an abrasive pad and gently rub, increasing force gradually.
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.
My vegetable bin has some gunk between the front white part and the clear plastic part of the bin that I cannot get to. I am afraid of trying to take the front part off for fear of breaking it.
How can I remove a fabric softener stain off the top of my washing machine? It is not build up, it is an actual stain.
I have got a black, thick grease ring around my stove burners, as if it's charred. Any suggestions for how to remove it?
Place drip pan in sink. Sprinkle on powdered dishwasher detergent. Pour boiling water on top. Carefully place drip pan directly on top of stovetop burner. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and leave it there for about 15 minutes.
This past winter was very cold because of the polar vortex. To our dismay, we had a visitor that explored our stove. A mouse, eek! When we tried to use the oven, it stank to high heaven. To make a long story short, this is how you clean it. Trust us, we tried everything.
I saw an article about this at one point, but lost it, and can't remember where to locate the information. This is for grates that are covered with grease and food all burned on. The article said that all you'd have to do after using this mixture, is to rinse or wipe off while rinsing ...
I heated up a microwaveable bean bag (the kind you put around your neck, or on your feet), for too long and it burnt to black char. The microwave was filled with smoke. Is the burnt beanbag toxic? And will I be able to cook food in it again safely?
We recently purchased a home that had been rental property. The gas burner grates are filthy with burned on food. I have tried the combo of Dawn dish soap with white vinegar and baking soda; bought a so-called restaurant product used for difficult cleanup jobs called "Greased Lightening".
I have a washer and dryer I just purchased from a good friend. They're both very clean and don't have a lot of use. But the washer has a removable fabric softener "bowl" that fits in the middle of the agitator.
Help please. Can anyone let me know how to get a mark from a roasting bag off my stainless steel microwave oven?
Is there a piece of cloth in the actual filter or is it just mesh on the holes?
I have changed deodorants a couple of times thinking the musty smell was my body. Lo and behold! I bet anything it's the buildup from my LG front loader washer. Any suggestions?
There is a product called Dip It - you just pour a package along with boiling water into the pot and all the YUK will float to the surface and inside is shiny steel!
CAUTION: Carburetor Cleaner is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. Don't use this method unless you are familiar with using this type of solvent. You spray on, it comes right off. NO scrubbing, NO mess.
I moved into a long term rental in September with a state of the art HE washer and dryer. The previous owner loved using extremely scented detergents, scent boosters, etc.
When I clean my coffee maker with vinegar, I do it in the bathroom. When the vinegar has run through, I put baking soda in the tub drain and pour the hot vinegar in.
I accidentally ironed the sticky side of some fabric interfacing with my iron. It melted to the iron and left a mess. I have cleaned with salt, vinegar, steel wool, and Barkeepers Friend. Each of these removed the spot, the bottom was shiny and smooth.
What is the best way to clean around burners on a stainless gas range?
How do I remove melted plastic from electric stovetop?
What cleaner can I use to remove soap scum from around the seal and the window of my front load washer?
I found some black, burned spots on the bottom of my oven. They were sticky. How can I remove them? I think that it was because of the juice that came out from a chicken when I broiled it.
If your front loading washing machine smells a bit musty or has black mould growing on the door seal, simply use oil of cloves to freshen it up. I make up a 500ml bottle of water in a spray bottle and add 1/4 teaspoon oil of cloves.
When I clean my refrigerator, after removing all food and checking every thing, I take out all the shelves and bins. I then put them all in my "clean" bathtub.
A jar with turps fell off a shelf and seems to have seeped into the freezer. We are struggling despite several cleanngs to eradicate the smell and it seems to be seeping into new food. Any suggestions please?
Those of us with front load washing machines know how important it is to keep the inside of the machine dry between uses to avoid unpleasant smells. Leaving the door open is one way to do that, but many machines don't let you just leave it ajar to dry out