No-Scrub Way to Clean Stove Burners
A gas stove and electric stove have two different types of burners. A gas stove has a small, cylindrical-looking burner that gives off a flame. An electric stove has a circular burner that turns red as it heats up. Both types can easily be removed from the stove with a gentle tug. It's important to properly clean both electric and gas burners to remove food, grease and stuck-on particles. Normally you can scrub a burner with soapy water and a sponge, but you can also clean burners without having to scrub them.
- Rinse off the stove burners in the sink.
- Place the stove burners in the dishwasher. Fill the dishwasher with dishwashing detergent. Set the dishwasher to "Pots and Pans" or its strongest setting. Turn the dishwasher on.
- Remove the stove burner as soon as the dishwashing cycle is complete. Towel dry the stove burners to prevent water spots.
- Remove the stove burners.
- Spray the stove burners with an oven cleaner. Place them on the oven racks.
- Turn on the oven's self-cleaning mode.
- Remove the stove burners from the oven when the cleaning cycle is over. Rinse them in sink water to remove any residue.
- Towel dry the burners and reattach to the stove.
Things You Will Need
- Dishwashing detergent
- Oven cleaner
- Self-cleaning oven
- Never use the dishwashing method with electric stove burners.