How to Remove a Burned Mark on a Stove Top

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Remove burned marks from your stovetop to keep it in good condition.
Remove burned marks from your stovetop to keep it in good condition. (Image: detail of classical cooking stove image by Tomo Jesenicnik from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

Clean burned marks from your stove top to keep it in good condition. Food, grease and other debris can easily become burned on the stove top, and they leave behind an unpleasant dark stain. Once you notice a burn mark, remove it as soon as possible to keep your stove top clean. Ceramic, gas and electric stove tops are all prone to burn marks, and you can remove them without using commercial cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspapers
  • Washcloths
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Spray bottle
  • Razor knife
  • Baking soda
  • Nonabrasive sponge
  • Water

Remove the metal grills from your gas stove or remove the metal coils from your electric stove. Place newspapers around gas elements to avoid spraying cleaning solutions into them.

Wipe the burn mark area with a damp washcloth. This will remove any dirt and debris so you can target the burn mark directly.

Pour 1 part vinegar and 1 part lemon juice into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix them together.

Spray the cleaning solution over the burn mark. Allow it to soak for 15 minutes.

Scrub the burn mark with a washcloth. Continue to apply the cleaning solution to the area and repeat scrubbing it with the washcloth to remove most of the burn mark.

Dampen the burn mark with more of the cleaning solution if it remains on the stove top. Lift the burn mark with a razor knife by prying it up gently. Do not allow the blade to scrape the stove top

Cover the mark with 1/4 inch of baking soda and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Scrub the area with a nonabrasive sponge.

Rinse the stove top with clean water. Dry it with a washcloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use harsh abrasives such as steel wool on glass stove tops.

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