Remove the burner plates from your range. Pull the coil burners upward so the connectors slide out of the socket. The plates sit under the burners and can be easily lifted out of the stovetop.
Wipe food debris out of the inside of the burner plates with a damp dish rag. Do this over a garbage can to catch any food pieces that come out.
Place a stopper in the drain and fill the sink about halfway with hot water and 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid.
Soak the burner plates in the soapy water for 15 minutes. Soaking will help to loosen caked-on debris.
Scrub the inside face of the burner plates with a steel wool pad. The abrasive surface of the steel wool will scrub away any remaining food residue from the plates. Drain the sink when finished.
Wash the front and back of the burner plates with a dish rag once the caked-on debris has been removed.
Rinse the burner plates with warm water to wash away soap residue. Dry immediately with a dry dishtowel to prevent spotting.
Things You Will Need
- Dish rag
- Dishwashing liquid
- Steel wool pad
- Dish towel
- Clean burner plates as spills happen to minimize the scrubbing effort required for less frequent cleaning. Allow the burner coils and plates to cool before cleaning.
- Due to wear and tear associated with cooking and cleaning, burner plates may need to be replaced every two or three years.