Elise Anderson
Elise Anderson
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  • San Jose, CA
Asked on Jun 5, 2013

Getting the range rings and pans clean with all that burned on junk

Diana DeileyTracy AtkinLouise
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I still have the older model of electric range,,,it might be easiest to just buy new ones,but I am hoping someone has a solution,going through dishwasher does nothing
11 answers
  • Vicki Giglio
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I keep a single edged razor blade nearby...after cooking, spray with windex and scrape the glass with the blade at a 45 degree angle so as not to scratch the surface. wipe dry with paper towels

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I also use a razor on my glass top. The far majority of my cooking is done in well seasoned old time cast iron...which is a satin black...no worries about rings on those....they never see the dishwasher or soap.

  • Terri Ball
    on Jun 6, 2013

    I assume with older electric range, with rings and pans you are talking about rings and drip pans? And that these comes apart from stove? If so, use a one gallon ziplock bag (Per ring and pan), add about 1/4 cup or less of ammonia (yes the stuff that smells) zip the bag. Set in the sink or a bowl (in case of leaks) overnight. Wash as any dirty dish, just soap and water (I do it in the kitchen sink). Baked on gooo washes right off. Make sure you DO NOT use anything with BLEACH (like a rag or soap with a booster in it). This works well with grill grates that have been used well too. Only difference is I use a trash can and 1 cup of ammonia, let it sit outside overnight - then suds up and hose off.

  • Vicki Giglio
    on Jun 7, 2013

    my bad....my suggestion was for glass top....failed to read the question completely

  • Patti Nicholas
    on Jun 9, 2013

    ammonia is the answer! it also works in the oven, put a bowl in the oven over night and the next morning the gunk just wipes off. If you need to scrub something use a paste of baking soda and dish soap and let it sit (up to several days...I did it before leaving on vacation) and then scrap off with a dry sponge. The roughness of the sponge works as a non-scratch scouring pad.

  • Adrienne Sajecki
    on Jun 12, 2013

    I use a Mr. Clean sponge! It works really well on my class top stove

  • Junk Gypsee
    on Jun 13, 2013

    Agree with Adrienne...work like Magic!! Non-toxic was is simple baking soda. Make a paste and use a sponge..may need to let it set, then rinse it with white vinegar. Good as new!!

  • Frankie Laney
    on Jun 13, 2013

    I was just going to suggest ammonia. It's the fumes that do the work, just be sure to seal them up in a plastic bag. The fumes do the work.

  • Louise
    on Sep 21, 2015

    I spray the drip pans with oven cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. Works great. Just watch those nasty fumes.

  • Tracy Atkin
    on Sep 21, 2015

    baking soda and hydrogen peroxide...

  • Diana Deiley
    on Nov 10, 2015

    I agree with Louise.......I use oven cleaner. Take them outside and lay them on newspaper...spray....wait...wash. Works great!

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