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Cleaning Flat electric stove tops?



 
 
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Old November 16th 09, 05:36 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.
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Old November 16th 09, 05:38 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


A bigger pot.


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Old November 16th 09, 06:31 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Davej wrote:
With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


As others have said, you can remove the bulk with razor blades and
cleaners. There are cleaners that are made specifically for this
purpose, and it is best to use them before the spill is left for a long
time.
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Old November 16th 09, 06:44 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Davej" wrote in message
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With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


A bigger pot.



.....and learn to NOT let things boil over.



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Old November 16th 09, 07:23 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:31:46 -0600, Ken wrote:
Davej wrote:
With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


As others have said, you can remove the bulk with razor blades and
cleaners. There are cleaners that are made specifically for this
purpose, and it is best to use them before the spill is left for a long
time.


Better yet, quit letting food boil over. Turn the ****ing heat down or
move the pot off the burner.

Or leave the burnt mess on forever as a warning to others that a moron
lives there.
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Old November 16th 09, 10:22 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


I'd stay away from the razor blade as it has the potential to dig in and
scratch or gouge the top. Use a heavy duty plastic pot scraper with rounded
edges then clean the rest with a mild cleaner.


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On Nov 16, 8:36*am, Davej wrote:
With the new flat top stoves everything that boils over ends up
hardening on the surface. What is the best way to deal with that
hardened residue? Thanks.


You are dealing with hard glass. Almost anything that will not
scratch glass will work.

I use a copper 'scrubby' and 409 plus a bit of razor blade scraping
for the 'rim' around the edge. Dunno why that thin, narrow ring gets
on there but the scrubby doesn't really touch it. The special
cleaners seem a rather expensive way to do it.

Harry K
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Old November 18th 09, 01:26 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Scrape off all the thick stuff first with a razor and then spray the
rest with oven cleaner. Works great for me in breaking up the burnt
stuff.

For mineral deposits (calcium buildup), I use Lime-Away.
 




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