How to clean an electric stove top?

How to clean an electric stove top

A lot of people know how to clean a gas stove top, but not many know how to properly clean an electric stove top. A few simple steps can make your kitchen sparkle! All the grease and dirt will disappear like magic!

This post is for all of you who are tired of the ugly, dirty stove top that doesn’t clean easily. I will show you some great ways to keep it looking new and sparkling!

Step 1. The first step in cleaning an electric stove is to clean the stove top with a non-abrasive cleaner such as CLR or Barkeeper’s Friend. We chose CLR, but either product will work just fine. Just spray it on and wipe off, then rinse with water. Don’t let this stuff dry – it can damage your stove top.

Step 2. The next step in how to clean an electric stove is to use a Magic Eraser. This stuff works great for getting off grease and caked-on grime. Just cut it into smaller pieces so you can get more cleaning power out of it, but be gentle, don’t use too much pressure or this will damage the enamel coating of your stove top!

You may have noticed that you can no longer buy the original blue Magic Eraser- take a look at this article to find out why they are being phased out by Proctor & Gamble!

If you do not have a Magic Eraser, substitute baking soda mixed with lemon juice which has similar properties. Just mix until it looks like toothpaste, then spread it on the stove top and scrub with a damp rag. Rinse well when finished.

Step 3. This is one of many ways to clean an electric stove – use Coca-Cola! I know you are all scratching your heads wondering how this would work, but trust me in that it does!

Pour about 1/4 cup of Coke onto the stove top and let sit for 20 minutes or so (but no more than 30 minutes).

Here’s where this tip gets even better – heat the stove to 400 degrees, turn off the burner(s) and leave it overnight.

The next day, pour cold water over the surface of the stove top to cool it down enough that you can handle it safely, then rinse with water.

If you want, use a green scouring pad to lightly scrub off any remaining debris.

Step 4 (optional). Want the stove top to shine? Use toothpaste! Put on some gloves and test it first on an inconspicuous area like the back of the stove top before applying it to a larger area just in case it discolors your stove top. Spread a thin layer over the surface and let sit for 10 minutes or so before scrubbing with a damp sponge. Rinse well when finished.


So there you have it! Three easy ways to clean an electric stove top. A lot of people think they have a stained or discolored stove top, but a little elbow grease can go a long way toward making your stove look new again!

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