To clean the really cruddy drip pans from your stove, put them in a large pan with vinegar and boil the stuff off. Works like a charm, Just drop them in soapy dishwater and the come clean with very little work.
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This works great. I bought several sets of drip pans before I discovered this EASY way to do 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.
I have enamel drip pans or trays under my burners on my gas stove and occasionally normal cleaning methods don't remove all the burned-on gunk if I have been careless while cooking.
This method means less elbow grease and better results when your drip pans are so disgusting you are about to throw them away.
Put 1/2 cup of any powdered dishwashing soap into a roaster pan full of water. Stir; then add the burner pans. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 30 minutes.
I clean my stove drip pans over night in grocery store bags. Yep, I put two of them in several bags, bagged one inside the other and pour ammonia over them then tie them off. I do the same with the other two and let them sit in the sink until morning.
This has got to be the easiest way I know of to clean deeply soiled, stained, cooked on gunk from your drip pans whether electric or gas. This also works great for oven racks.
Sprinkle baking soda under your stove's drip pans to easily clean up any messy spills.
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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.
By Rebecca L.
Use Purple Power cleaner it is a degreaser and works great!
Using ammonia and bleach together is dangerous. The fumes from that blend could cause you to wake up in the hospital.
I have tried to remove the drip pans from the electric stove to clean them, but unfortunately it looks like the heating elements and drip pans may be one unit. Any ideas on how to clean them? I can't put them in hot water and soak them and yet I can't get under the burner to lift it up to clean them. Help!
How do I clean burner pans?
By karen from Parker Dam, CA
I just use SOS soap pads on mine.
Wrap burner pans in aluminum foil. It keeps them clean and looking new.
I spray mine with oven cleaner, put them in a white kitchen trash bag, twist and use a bread tie to seal, put them in the microwave with door shut overnight. This next morning you can just rinse off most stuff and use a stainless steel cleaning pad on hard stuff. Dont use the new kind with no odor. It doesnt work as well. Of course, I wipe them off after every meal so they don't get too bad.
The best thing is to clean them regularly in dish detergent, and maybe scrub with a Brillo pad, so that food drippings don't cook on. If they're in bad shape, try soaking a few hours in the sink in water with dish detergent and about 1/2 cup water softener, then scrub with plastic scrubbers. I discovered, the hard way, that if you don't clean them often enough, the cooked on drippings will spoil the chrome finish; you can get them clean, but not shiny. After I replaced my (ruined) old ones, I've been washing the new ones more regularly. Even so, I got to one too late and some of the chrome is ruined again.
I just toss them into my dishwasher weekly.
How does one get the burned on food off of an electric stove burner drip pan? I've tried everything to remove the gunk!
By Ginger M.
Oven cleaner. It will take the shine off of them but they will be clean.
I am looking for an easy way to clean stove top drip pans.
By Joanne T. from Athens, AL
When all else fails use Barkeepers Friend the powdered version and steel wool. A little elbow grease and they are clean.
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