Any suggestions for cleaning Stove Burner Pans?

United States
May 3, 2007 10:20am CST
I need to clean my burner pans and I am having no luck getting them looking good. Any suggestions?
5 responses
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
3 May 07
I know 2 methods. The first is to use oven cleaner. Just throw them in the oven when you clean it every time or spray them and put them into a plastic garbage bag for half an hour. The second is to soak them in baking soda and dish liquid for about 4 hours The baked on stuff should just scrape off then. My mom always wipes on a thin layer of dish liquid and lets it dry before she puts them back into the stove to prevent junk from sticking. I have a self cleaning oven, so I just stick them in there every second tome or so.
• United States
3 May 07
Thank you... I never thought about putting them in the oven... i have a self cleaning as well so I think I'll give it a shot.
• United States
3 May 07
I will second that!
@Ashgun (472)
16 May 07
Soak or boil a solution of 2 tbsp baking soda in water; in each pan. Let stand until particles are loosened, then wash as usual. Then use a mild or moderate abrasive.
@jenn80 (64)
• Canada
16 May 07
Baking soda and vinegar seem to work well for me.
• United States
12 May 07
I like the soaking in detergent water overnight. These are great tips. Especially the one about the bullets, I too, have been wondering about them.
@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
4 May 07
I soak them for a while in hot water, then use baking soda and a dry cloth. Just use the soda as a scrub and it will turn dark picking up all the little pieces of stuff. Unfortunately, I do not have a self cleaning oven. But that tip up there is great!