How To Clean Burner Pans

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So I decided to try out one of the ways I found on Pinterest to clean my stovetop. It REALLY needed it. Everytime I would turn on one of my burners I had to fan away the smoke so the smoke detectors didn’t go off. Everyone’s stove gets a little dirty after a while, I had just let mine go longer than a little while.

Here’s how this cleaning trick works. You need about a cup of pure ammonia, 4 paper towels, a large black trash bag, a zip tie, and your dirty burner pans.

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Remove your burner pans from your stove and wipe out any loose burnt crumbs.

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Place the burner pans in the trash bag. I laid my trash bag on a large Rubbermaid lid so it would be easy to carry if needed. Place one paper towel on top of each burner pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of ammonia on top of each paper towel. Tie up the bag with your zip tie. Let them sit for at least 24 hours. I let mine sit for 48 hours, because something came up with the kids as it sometimes happens. After they have soaked in the ammonia take them out, with gloves, and rinse them off. I used an SOS pad to scrub the gunk off, adding extra soap as needed. When all the gunk is scrubbed off, wash each one in soapy water.

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Dry them off, and enjoy your sparkly clean stove.

There was only one thing about this cleaning method that I didn’t like. Some of the burner pans were hard to get clean even after soaking for that long. The dirtiest one, however, came the cleanest. I figure next time I need to clean them sooner before the food gets cooked on unrecognizably.

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