How to Remove Enamel Burnt on an Electric Burner

As you use your electric stove top to cook food and boil water, water tends to spill over the side of the pots and burn on the stove.
Over time, this can turn into quite a mess on the electric burner. In order to keep your stove top in proper shape and free of unsightly burnt gunk, you must take the time to remove it. Cleaning the burner takes a little elbow grease and a few household items.

Step 1

Remove the burner coils from the top when they are cool. To remove them, simply pull them out of their connectors.

Step 2

Use a small amount of dish soap and warm water to wash the coils with a dish cloth. If the burnt enamel persists after a light wash, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3

Use a small bowl and create a paste of baking soda and warm water. Apply the paste to the burnt enamel on the burners and stove top. Allow the thick solution to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 4

Scrub the paste off the burners, wiping away anything that remains. Allow the burner coils to dry before replacing them on the stove top and using them.

Things You Will Need

  • Baking soda
  • Wash/dish cloth
  • Dish soap

About the Author

J.S. Copper began writing professionally in 2008, specializing in technology, running and health-related topics. He has worked with a handful of technology websites providing tutorials, tips and tricks. Prior to writing, Copper worked in Web design