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I am having issues with removing stuck on plastic that is stuck to an old burner that is coiled. And I have tried a lot of stuff.
This is not an easy job but it can be done.
I would use a very low heat and a sharp metal tool to peel it. Wear gloves and a mask.
My flat top stove had a spatula melted on the hot surface. How do I get it all off?
I laid a plastic grocery bag with 2 loaves of bread in it on the stove not knowing it was recently turned off. I went to get more groceries out of the car and came back to a very smokey kitchen and melted plastic all over the burner, the bread was also burnt.
I had a plastic bag on the electric stove and I accidentally turned on the wrong burner. Now, I have bits of melted plastic on one of the electric rings. I have scrubbed and scrubbed and it won't come off. Please help!
Kate from Melbourne
That has never happened to me, but if it did I would be tempted to take a straight-edged razor and carefully scrape away at the burnt-on plastic. I wonder if the remnants that are left could just be burned off by running the burner for a while (with a ventilator fan on, of course).
Have you tried using steel wool and Comet or Ajax?
That's a tough stain to get rid of, what I did, and it worked pretty well, was to get the burner hot as heck and use a full sized wire brush to clean the burner, I won't say that it will take all os it out but it sure got rid of a lot of the stain.
How about a new burner ring?
I did the same thing and tried almost everything to get it off with out much luck. It accidently slid into a sink full of soapy water with the dishes. I didn't notice it until I was almost finished. When I found it, the plastic was gone. I put it back in the receptical, after letting it dry for a couple of days and it worked fine.
HEAT THE STOVE RING AND WIPE WITH A THICK HEAVY DAMP RAG ONCE IT IS HOT IT SHOULD WIPE RIGHT OFF
I have parts of a plastic cutting board melted on mine. I scraped off as much as I could. I tried warming the burner with the overhead exhaust fan on. My fire alarm's went off. I have scraped many times. Any other suggestion would be appreciated. I will not use that burner.
I do not want to see the `fire dept' again. I'm in a sm. apt.
How do you clean a stove that has had a plastic bag melted on it?
Removal method depends on the surface type-glass, metal, etc. "how to clean stuff.com" has several methods.
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.
By Martin J from Tucson, AZ
A search online brought up many suggestions; you can try this site to start: http://homeguid urner-24706.html
I melted a plastic strainer on the burner of my stove.
By Renee from Flushing, NY
I know this may sound awful, but what I usually do is turn the burner back on and while it is hot I get a wet dish cloth or a metal meat turner to remove it very quickly. It smells bad but it works for me, good luck.
How do I remove melted plastic from electric stovetop?
A plastic freezer bag somehow got on a very hot burner of the smooth top stove and melted and burned. I tore away as much as I could, but still have lumps and streaks of the plastic on the top. I'm afraid to try to scrape it off lest I scratch the top.
By Virginia C.
Well, I have a slightly different problem. I had a plastic bag melt on my stove burner because of the heat from the oven. I thought I could get it off while it was warm, but didn't work. Any suggestions?
By Doris H