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Don’t Struggle With Scrubbing Stove Burners – Here Are 6 Incredibly Easy Cleaning Hacks
No scrubbing? Yes, please!
Ashley Brewer
03.09.18

The worst thing about cooking is definitely the mess. Stove burners are notorious for being one of the hardest, most frustrating things to clean in the kitchen. Food and liquids drip down and become cooked onto the burner making it almost impossible to scrub off.

These 6 cleaning hacks require little to no scrubbing at all and will have your stove burners shining like new in no time.

If you absolutely loathe cleaning as much as I do, these hacks are a life-saver.

1. Vinegar and baking soda

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Minimal effort and zero chemicals, yes please!

  • First, place your burners in the sink and soak in vinegar and hot water for about ten minutes.
  • Take a normal dish scrubber and give it a once over to get rid of any gunk that loosened from the vinegar soak.
  • Coat the stove burner with a layer of baking soda, add a bit of vinegar, rub with your fingers to create a paste.
  • Use a dish towel to scrub away all the burnt on food to reveal shiny stove burners! Get the full tutorial here.

2. Bar Keeper’s Friend

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Here’s a great cleaning hack for those of you with electric stoves with coils.

  • Be sure that the burners are turned off and cool, unplug and remove them from your stove.
  • Without getting the electrical connections wet, sprinkle the coils with Bar Keeper’s Friend and lightly scrub with a scouring pad.
  • Rinse the coils with clean water and dry with a soft cloth before plugging back in.

3. Grill brush and water

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Sometimes burnt on food isn’t the hardest thing to get rid of when cleaning your stove burners, what if you’re dealing with rust? You’ll have to break out the big guns for this one.

  • Scrub the burners with a grill brush until all rust is removed.
  • Rinse with hot water and dry completely with a cloth.
  • Be sure to season your grates afterward, especially if they’re cast iron. Get the full tutorial at How to Clean Stuff.

4. Ammonia

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Ammonia isn’t always people’s preferred method of cleaning because it’s a harsh chemical with a very potent smell. However, sometimes, it’s necessary if it’s going to save you time and energy with great results.

  • Pour ammonia into a sealable plastic bag and place your stove burner pieces inside.
  • Seal the bag and let soak on your countertop overnight.
  • Use a soapy sponge to wipe away any remaining food in the morning then rinse with water.

5. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

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Who doesn’t want a sparkling stove top without using any toxic or harmful chemicals? Practically Functional has a super easy way to have that bright white stove top back in just a matter of minutes.

  • Pour half cup baking soda into a bowl and slowly add hydrogen peroxide until it forms a runny paste.
  • Pour some paste onto the baked on grease on the stove, grab a paper towel, and give the surface a nice scrub.
  • For stubborn stains, let the mixture sit for ten minutes before scrubbing away.
  • Wipe away any excess mixture with a damp paper towel.

6. Dish soap and baking soda

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Between the burners, coils, stovetop, and drip pans, there’s a lot to clean on our stoves! That’s what makes the task so daunting. This is a great hack to have impeccably clean drip pans in a flash.

  • Lift out the drip pans and rinse with a strong stream of water in the sink to remove any gunk.
  • Combine a one to one ratio of baking soda and dish soap in a bowl, mix together until it turns into a foamy frosting texture.
  • Apply a generous amount of the mixture to your drip pans and scrub with a sponge.
  • Place the drip pans into a zipped plastic bag and let sit for about an hour.
  • Remove from the bag, scrub once more, and rinse with water.
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By Ashley Brewer
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Ashley Brewer is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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