Removing Plastic from Stove Burner Rings?

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

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March 4, 20080 found this helpful

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).

June 4, 20180 found this helpful

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.

March 4, 20080 found this helpful

Have you tried using steel wool and Comet or Ajax?

By (Guest Post)
March 7, 20080 found this helpful

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.


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March 7, 20080 found this helpful

How about a new burner ring?

April 7, 20200 found this helpful

May not be able to get one. You have to order them online where I live and I'm on a budget anyway. $20 might as well be $100. If the OP is asking how to remove it, I'd wager a guess that they have thought about a replacement already but are in the same boat.

By duckie43 (Guest Post)
March 7, 20080 found this helpful

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.


I wouldn't suggest dropping it in the sink, but you could try standing it up in a pan of hot soapy water and letting it sit until the water cools. Making sure you keep the element dry. It worked for me and it wouldn't hurt to try it.

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March 8, 20081 found this helpful


February 4, 20211 found this helpful

Sounds like a good plan to heat the stove burner then wipe with round with a damp rag. What my husband is going to do tomorrow is take the stove round outside and blast it with a blow torch to get the plastic melted and then wipe with a damp rag.


That way no worry about the toxic fumes. Enough fumes the first time around!

February 5, 20210 found this helpful

The blow torch used outside to the stove round worked like a charm! No fuss, no muss! No toxic fumes. Just saying . . . .


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