How to remove melted micro fiber towel from the bottom of my stove?

by Claire

Long day, decided to make frozen pizza. Went to put it on the rack, somehow it ended cheese and pepperoni side down on the bottom of my brand new gas stove. In a panic I reach for a towel to get it out, not thinking, it is obviously going to melt and it did. Wondering if anyone knows how to get that melted micro fiber off of there? Also a good product to clean the burnt mess from the actual pizza as well. Thanks so much!!

  19 answers
  • First, contact the manufacturer and see what their recommendations are. Then, try warming the oven again, turn it off and gently scrape off as much as you can. Another option is to place a bag of ice over it to make it brittle. Carefully scrape it off with a razor blade scraper. Good luck, I hope one of these options works for you.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 07, 2020

    I agree, call the manufacturer with your situation, one thought would be use your self cleaning oven function, but there could be a chance of a fire.

    Take out the racks and clean the clumpy sticky stuff with a plastic putty knife or store card.

    You also could do the low setting if heat, shut off the oven, put a bowl of ammonia and shut the oven door. Let the ammonia set overnight. Next day it should be loosened to wipe off. Have good ventilation and wear gloves.

    You might want to consider carry out pizza or a pizza stone.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 07, 2020

    Hello. Since it’s major appliance I would suggest calling the manufacturer and get their suggestions. You wouldn’t want to to cause damage scratches to it exacerbating to further damage while trying to clean up the unfortunate mess.

  • This has happened to all of us at sometime in our cooking lives. One time my glasses fell off and slid to the far right corner of the oven. Luckily i grabbed a pair of tongs and fished them out and didn't suffer too much damage.

    Since it is brand new, consult the owners manual and call the customer service department to see what they suggest.

    Good luck and so sorry this happened to you.

  • Em Em on Oct 07, 2020

    Try gently removing it with a razor blade made for scraping stickers on glass. It should come off just don't use force. The oven should be a baked on finish of porcelain inside so the blade should remove it.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 07, 2020


    Have you contacted the manufacturer of the oven to see what they suggest to remove these stains? you wouldn't want to void your warranty and you said the stove was new

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 07, 2020

    Hi Claire, hope this helps you out,

    For a regular electric oven: Place a bag of ice directly on the melted plastic to chill it and make it more brittle. Then carefully, using a razor-blade scraper, lift off the puddle of plastic. This procedure will not hurt an interior porcelain finish. For a regular gas oven: First turn off the gas.

    or this

  • Linda Jones Linda Jones on Oct 08, 2020

    Sodium bicarbonate sprinkled on thickly overnight spray it slightly with fairy liquid or dish soap I think you Americans call it . mixed with water so bicarb is damp . Next morning get a wire scrubber put it in very hot water and rub gently it should come off but if it does not all come off repeat one more time .

    It may help to heat the oven slightly just before you start to scrub .

    I melted plastic on mine bright red took me seven attempts with the Bicarb so when I have cleaned my oven or grill i put teaspoon of bicarb into a small bowl of water and wipe it all around the oven grill stops stains browning and it wipes off so easily my cooker has eight ring burners and 4 ovens two grills twelve years old and looks brand new

    This should work for you .

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Oct 08, 2020

    I used dryers sheets, which the oven is hot and it worked

  • Looks like you are going to have to scrape it off. Try making a baking soda paste and a crumpled ball of aluminum foil to scratch it off

  • Ouch, what a day, so sorry! You might try contacting the manufacturer to see what they say in case all else fails.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 08, 2020

    Hello there,

    Try using \oven Cleaner and if that doesn't work use a wallpaper scraper and a cloth.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 08, 2020

    Check your owner's manual. You may just be able to use the self clean feature.

  • Maura White Maura White on Oct 08, 2020

    The burned mess can be easily cleaned with baking soda! Just sprinkle it on, spray with some water, and let it sit for a good half hour. You could try the same from the cloth, but I'm honestly not sure of the results for that one.

  • Nick Ornitz Nick Ornitz on Oct 09, 2020

    Hi Claire,

    One method to try: spread baking soda paste over the spot, then pour vinegar over the surface. Wait for the baking soda and vinegar to react - they will fizz. This should help loosen the debris, so it is easy to scrub off. The melted microfiber looks like it'll be difficult to get off with this method. If you'd like to get input directly from an appliance pro you can share your picture or schedule a video chat with a pro (for free) at

    Good luck!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 10, 2020

    Have you tried to scrap it off with a razor

  • Dee Dee on Oct 11, 2020

    Spray ammonia to soak the fiber cloth then use a plastic scraper to scrape off the residue. Do not use metal as it will scratch the oven.