How do I clean soiled and rusted solid stove plates?

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Our tenants moved out and left a dirty stove with rusted and soiled solid stove plates as well as a greasy oven. How should I clean these plates without causing further harm?

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  • Cathy Cathy on Oct 09, 2019

    Replace the burner pans. They aren’t too expensive. You might consider spray painting them with black BBQ paint. Heat proof.

    • Elza Elza on Oct 10, 2019

      Thank you, Cathy. These are solid plates, are expensive in South Africa and can only be replaced by a qualified electrician..... almost as costly as a new stove!

  • Dee Dee on Oct 09, 2019

    Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or white vinegar and apply the paste to the rust spots. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes. Scrub the rust spots with a scrubbing sponge or old toothbrush to loosen and remove any remaining rust stains. Rinse the burners and examine them for rust.

    • Elza Elza on Oct 10, 2019

      Thank you, Dee. This sounds as if it could work, definitely going to try!

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 09, 2019

    Throw drip pans away . very cheap to replace. Use oven cleaner for inside.

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    • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 10, 2019

      Oh sorry , that's terrible. I'm glad others were able to.help with other solutions.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2021

    Product from Dollar Tree called Amazing will do awesome job

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