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I have a new stove. There is a smoke stain on the enamel stove top. I have tried Easy Off, Simple Green, and some off brand cleaners, nothing helped. The smoke stain happened while the self cleaning oven cycle was running.
By E from St. Louis
Call your local Sherman-Williams Paint store and ask for a product called Whiting. [1# tub; about $4-$5] Slightly dampen a soft cloth with sudsy water [wring out 99% of the water], wipe the stain lightly, sprinkle the Whiting onto it [as though you were sprinkling Parmesan Cheese on Spaghetti], 'Polish' the stain away. it will not scratch the enamel. Just make sure your cloth is not abrasive!
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I have a brownish stain coming from the exhaust hole of my oven. I believe it is smoke. It is on white enamel. It is on the top of my stove and very noticeable. I have tried everything imaginable to remove it: Vim, Magic Eraser, baking soda, vinegar, etc., but it won't come off.
By S Collins from New Brunswick Canada
Spray Nine! Use gloves though. (12/15/2009)
I have used the eraser cleaning pads to remove stains from mine. (12/16/2009)
Try buying a can of Bon-ami it will not scratch your surface, works great on appliances and mirrors. I have been using it for years. (07/07/2010)