Burner covers serve a dual purpose. When placed over a set of messy stove burners, they conceal the mess. They also create an extra workspace for meal preparation when the stove top is not in use. Stove burner covers need to be cleaned regularly to keep them looking their best. There are several methods that can be used to accomplish this.
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Soak the burner covers in hot, soapy water. Fill your sink with hot water and add a few squirts of dish soap. Allow the burner covers to soak overnight. In the morning, scrub off any remaining grease or food particles and then rinse with warm water and allow the burner covers to dry before replacing them on the stove.
Mix up a baking soda and water paste. Sprinkle about a quarter of a cup of baking soda into a small bowl and add enough water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the burner covers with a plastic scrubby. Scrub the burner covers until they sparkle. Rinse with warm water and then dry.
Prepare a vinegar bath. Fill the sink up halfway with water and add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Allow the burner covers to soak overnight in the vinegar rinse. Use a plastic scrubby to clean off any food that may still be attached and then rinse with warm water and allow the burner covers to dry.
Use an ammonia bath to make burner covers sparkle. Soak the burner covers in a sink that is half-full with water. Add 1/4 cup of ammonia to the water and allow the burners to soak for approximately a half an hour. Scrub with a plastic scrubby if necessary. Rinse and allow the burner covers to dry.
Run the burner covers through the dishwasher. Remember, not all burner covers are dishwasher safe. Check the manufacturer's instructions first.
Wiping the burner covers down with a glass cleaner on a daily basis can cut down on the need to scrub them later.
Be careful when you are using burner covers on your stove top. If a knob is accidentally turned on and you are unaware of it, the burner covers could melt or catch fire.