Does anyone have any non-toxic options for cleaning those aluminum/alloy rings that sit under the burners on gas stove tops? They are removable so I could soak them in something (hot soapy water doesn't cut it) - Any ideas?
A cook from Sydney, Australia
By Annie (Guest Post) 06/08/2005
If you soak them overnight with farbric softener they will be easy to clean.
I gave up on cleaning them & started wrapping them with aluminum foil. Not the prettiest, but easy to change & always looks better than the baked on mess! Then, my husband bought the black porcelain rings, much easier to clean & the black doesn't show the crud as readily as the silver metal.
By Linda (Guest Post) 06/17/2005
Either run them thru the dishwasher, or soak them in a d/w soap solution overnight
By Stewart (Guest Post) 06/08/2006
If your stove rings are aluminium do NOT put them in the dishwasher. Most aluminium products will turn BLACK as a result. (And I'm still looking for a better way to clean them too!)
By Eric (Guest Post) 09/09/2007
Definitely don't put them in the dishwasher. Mine went black!
How about scrubbing them with baking soda? It works really good on a lots of things, try it and see.
By Heather. (Guest Post) 10/10/2007
You can use Steelo with the soap attached and some elbow grease this gets them back to new - but you must use the Steelo with the soap attached - it doesn't scratch.