Easily Clean Melted Plastic Off a Stovetop Burner Tutorial

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Have you ever accidentally placed plastic on your stovetop while it was still warm? Unfortunately it's a common kitchen mishap. But, no worries! Although this may seem like a major catastrophe, it's actually pretty easy to fix! This tutorial will show you how to clean melted plastic off a stovetop burner, and will have your melted mess cleaned up in minutes.

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Watch the Video Tutorial:

Things You'll Need

Step 1: Let your stovetop cool completely.

Do not try to remove the plastic while your stovetop is still warm. It will only result in a bigger mess and you risk burning yourself as well.

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Step 2: Start by covering the melted plastic with baking soda.

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Step 3: Next, spray liberally with white vinegar.

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Step 4: Let the mixture bubble for about 30 seconds.

This will help lift the melted plastic off of the stovetop.

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Step 5: Use a scrubber sponge to remove any stuck on plastic.

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Step 6: Remove and discard plastic.

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Step 7: Use a clean cloth to wipe away excess mess.

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Image Credit: Jessica Kielman