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I cannot get my stovetop clean!

I have tried a baking soda and water paste, hot water, baking soda and vinegar. Any suggestions would be appreciated (even the not-so-environmentally-friendly ones)! The photo does not give a true representation. The enamel is completely intact. The grayish color/colour is the debris I am trying to remove.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    5 days ago

    Easy off blue can oven cleaner and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

    • Kimmie Jo Bell
      Kimmie Jo Bell Rochester, NY
      3 days ago

      Nothing that can't be washed off. Baking soda paste would be worse with its abrasiveness

  • Bijous_2010
    Bijous_2010
    5 days ago

    Looks like the enamel is being scrubbed away. Consider after cleaning with oven cleaner (let it sit for an hour) and then removing with warm water, spraying with a heat proof spray paint and then cleaning gently going forward.

    • Rhonda
      Rhonda Gentry, AR
      3 days ago

      I'd make a paste with baking soda and lemon juice or lemon essential oil. We use this all the time for our stove and ours is the same type of stove it appears!

  • Kim
    Kim Pomona, CA
    5 days ago

    If what is pictured is removable, I would soak it in a sink of hot water with dishwasher detergent. Let it soak for a while and then try to clean it off with a scrubby pad. The water will make everything slippery but it seems to help with really stuck on food.
    😊

    • Kim
      Kim Pomona, CA
      5 days ago

      That is a bummer.
      I see indentation in your top. If there are no holes in the recessed part, maybe you can make a pitcher of hot water & dishwasher soap and pour a little on to soak for a while?

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    5 days ago

    Looks to me as if you are scrubbing the finish off.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    5 days ago

    After using both,wipe again with white vinegar and water 50/50

  • Rhonda
    Rhonda Gentry, AR
    5 days ago

    Looks like the finish/paint is coming off which means it would have to be redone to look shiny again :(

    • Rhonda
      Rhonda Gentry, AR
      3 days ago

      At Kimmie Jo Bell: I see the response but it wasn't showing when I commented the first time. Could be my internet speed or the site. Not a big deal though :)

  • (Cindy) MarketingMomx4
    (Cindy) MarketingMomx4 Kingsport, TN
    5 days ago

    Bar Keepers Friend might work - great stuff!

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne Chestnut Hill, MA
    5 days ago

    Try cream copper cleaner. It is an amazing product that cleans more than just copper pots. It restores porcelain and silver, and removes baked on grime, rust and tarnish from metals. Don't use the powder form. Its the little tub of cream copper cleaner that works. Put it on with the round sponge that comes in the container and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it up. You may have to reapply the cleaner more than once depending on how stuck on the stuff is, but it does come off. Good luck!

  • Kauai Breeze
    Kauai Breeze Hershey, PA
    5 days ago

    Try laying new fabric softener sheets on the surface, then cover with hot, very wet dish rags. Cover them with plastic to keep the moisture in. Let sit overnight. Remove what you can, then do it again until you get most of it off. Then try soaking the same way using just dish rags soaked in really hot water and dishwasher detergent. Be patient and persistent. I've used old plastic gift cards to scrape very gently. Once it is clean, polish your stove top with a kitchen wax, such as Jubilee (yes they still make it!). I find it in hardware stores. Fabric softener sheets also work great for soaking pans with burnt on food.

    • I have never heard of cleaning with fabric softener sheets. What is in the fabric softener that cleans like this. My boyfriend just painted the inside of the house. We are remodeling. I was dreading cleaning the stove but want it to look new. And the refrigerator too. I love this site. I have gotten so many great ideas.

  • Indymaz08
    Indymaz08
    4 days ago

    Maybe some share this tip but try boiling water and than pouring it with some type of dish detergent (dawn preference). Let it sit for as much as you can overnight will be great. The next step will be to grab a fiber pad and scrub. If no fiber pads are available than grab a copper scrubber (not stainless bc it will scratch it).

  • Try Easy-Off oven cleaner in the blue can. That stuff is awesome.

  • Eileen Fredericks
    Eileen Fredericks Stratford, CT
    4 days ago

    I always use Easy Off oven cleaner on metal or glass with burnt on grease. Wear gloves and ventilate the room or do outdoors on newspaper. The other methods require a lot of scrubbing. This just lifts off the burnt on grease with a minimal effort.

  • Ragfam1sam
    Ragfam1sam
    4 days ago

    This looks like a lime deposit, and it takes awhile for vinegar to dissolve it. Soak a cloth or paper towel in vinegar, press flat on stove & cover with plastic, avoiding areas/parts not enameled. Leave it alone for at least 1/2 hour. If you can scrub off the deposit with a brush or the tip of a plastic spoon afterwards, repeat area-by-area till the stovetop is clean (never use scouring powder or steel wool on shiny surfaces - they damage the surface).

  • Lynn
    Lynn Seth, WV
    4 days ago

    Jana, how did you get the burner cap so clean? Mine look awful!

  • Diane Neufeld
    Diane Neufeld
    4 days ago

    I use bar keepers friend works on numerous things

  • Bigpettry
    Bigpettry
    4 days ago

    Yeah I use a product called grease lighting, works awesome U use it on everything, I find it here in indiana at dollar General stores.

  • Fiddledd224
    Fiddledd224 Sewell, NJ
    3 days ago

    Did you try putting them in the dishwasher?

  • Vickie Moxon
    Vickie Moxon Tucson, AZ
    3 days ago

    I have a black stove very careful with chemicals. A wet hot cloth with dawn placed on the area and let it set. Works wonders

  • Deborah Bleidl
    Deborah Bleidl Largo, FL
    3 days ago

    Lemon juice

  • Terri
    Terri Lake Mills, WI
    3 days ago

    I have used regular formula pine sol. Spray on and let soak then wipe

  • Pamela Sudduth
    Pamela Sudduth West Monroe, LA
    3 days ago

    I’m not a professional by any means, but it dies look like the stove top‘s enamel is beginning to chip/flake off, leaving the metal underneath. If it was baked/cooked-on goo, it would be yellowish or brown. I can’t imagine anything edible being grey! Lol. However, if it is indeed baked on food, I would try the afore-mentioned dryer sheets hack. Just be sure to let it sit for a while before you try to wipe it. That goes for any baked-on mess. Gotta take into consideration the fact the stuff was probably baked on several times and has built up over time. A few tries will probably be necessary before you achieve results. ;) good luck, Jana.

  • Try oven cleaner it is not abrasive

  • Sandra
    Sandra Crawfordsville, IN
    3 days ago

    try using a paste of cream of tarter and vinegar mix.let it soak for a few minutes . u may have to use mr clean eraser to help remove it .

  • O.shag
    O.shag
    3 days ago

    Bon Ami or Barkeepers Friend are really good at cleaning. Bon Ami isn't likely to scratch the finish either. If it's a mineral deposit perhaps try CLR or Lime Away. If nothing works just cover with foil liners.

  • Tina worley
    Tina worley Indio, CA
    3 days ago

    Easy off also makes liquid stove top cleaner. Though I found that regular spray easy off worked better. Spread newspaper or brown paper bag. Place racks on that . spray. Gloves. Wait 10 minutes. And put in sink of water to rinse. Also you want to do stovetop separate because it is a task to wipe off all at once.

  • Sharon
    Sharon Florence, OR
    3 days ago

    Looks like old oven cleaner to me, put a hot wet towel on it tll it cools, then use one of those round plastic scrubbies and some Dollar Tree Awesome Degreaser. Wear kitchen rubber gloves.

  • Kauai Breeze
    Kauai Breeze Hershey, PA
    3 days ago

    The chemicals in the fabric softener sheet and water will soften the burnt on grease. It's not instant, but soaking helps.

  • SouthernChic40
    SouthernChic40 Newport, TN
    3 days ago

    Easy off oven cleaner works best. Go by directions for heating temperature. But you can't just wipe off. You have to really scrub it with a brillo pad which has the soapy surface instead of plain steel wool pads. This really takes some elbow grease. Just do it in small areas at a time and it may take several applications by looking at the picture you have posted.

  • Lowholli
    Lowholli Claremore, OK
    3 days ago

    Lay a couple layers of paper towels on it and then pour ammonia to thoroughly soaked the paper towels. Let that sit for several hours. If it is cooked on Grease and food particles then it should come off.

  • Toniann031
    Toniann031 Concord, NC
    Yesterday

    What about it being a gas stove? The burners would be in the puddle of cleaner.

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