How to clean melted plastic off a burner?

Plastic items were left in a gas stove oven and melted. Cleaning it off the flat surfaces and grates went good but it also melted down into the burner. Does the burner need to be replaced or is there some way to clean it out?

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  • Alice Alice on Jun 19, 2018
    In most cases, simply melting does not produce fumes that are more than slightly toxic. Burning plastic is a very different matter. There are a wide variety of plastics, and some produce very harmful fumes. ... Polypropylene is one of the plastics that produces fumes that are generally less harmvul than some others. I might think about replacing them.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 19, 2018
    for safety sake, I'd replace the burner; too many little tiny holes ...

  • Dee Dee on Jun 19, 2018
    If you can take the burner out and clean it that would work, But do not use the oven with melted plastic. It is safer to replace the burner. Go to Repair or an appliance store and purchase a new burner.