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How To Remove Burn Marks From Stove

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We’ll show you how to remove burn marks from stove using natural ingredients like baking soda and lemon.

How to remove burn marks from your stove using natural ingredients baking soda and lemon juice

I’m just gonna say it…I hate glass stove tops!  In my old home I had a gas stove that I absolutely loved, but when we moved into our current home we got stuck with electric.  At first I didn’t think much of it.  I grew up with electric stoves and only had gas for a few years, so I naturally thought I could adapt back to electric.  Man was I wrong!  I felt like in just the first day of cooking I already had burn marks and it looked like my stove was ruined. Here’s how to remove burn marks from stove.

And sadly in my mind I really did think that it was ruined haha!  But the last few weeks I thought that there had to be a way to clean my stove that did not involve using a razor blade.  Surely there are other people that are in the same boat as I am.  And luckily for me there were.  After doing some research, it seemed like a lot of the advice was to use baking soda and vinegar.  I know that my mom loves the smell of vinegar, so she is not going to like my next statement, but I did not want my house smelling like that.  I decided to use lemon instead and am so thrilled with how this little project turned out!

How to clean burn marks off your stove

 

Here is what I was working with and 3 out of the 4 burners looked like this…apparently we never use the back left one lol!  And please don’t judge 🙂

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

I literally only used 2 things to clean my stove…baking soda & lemon. Most of you probably already have these items in your home…

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

I generously poured the baking soda onto the stove.

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

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I then squeezed the lemons over the baking soda. I couldn’t believe how it started to bubble…it was like a science experiment!

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

How to remove burn marks from your stove using baking soda and lemon juice

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I let this sit for about 10 minutes and then I used a sponge to clean it off.  I couldn’t believe how easily most of the burn marks came off!  I had to scrub a few problem areas, but it literally took me about 10 minutes to clean off the surface.

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It really does feel like we have a brand new stove now and it was so easy to do.  This is definitely a little tip I will hold onto!

21 Comments

  1. No playing Im having this same problem with mine! I totally need to try this because I was all but at my wits end with chemical based cleaners. You guys are the best!

    1. Mine have burn marks around the edgeges (not a lot like yours. Yours is gas underneath- mine are electric and I’m afraid are ruined forever. I’ll try this method though. I have hopes after reading your post though. Would the little container of lemon work as well?

      1. I know this is a seriously late reply, BUUUT my stove is glasstop and totally electric as well. I used baking soda but instead of lemon, i used white vinegar (I’ve discovered white OR Apple cider vinegar work equally well). Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and mist the stove top very lightly, so the surface is damp. Sprinkle on some baking soda, and then spray with vinegar again so the soda bubbles. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then wipe it off.
        If you have REALLY bad spots, get a bristled scrub brush (or even ball aluminum foil) and use small circular motion on the tough places. Don’t scrub super hard using aluminum foil, though.

  2. WOW that is amazing, I’m going to give it a try and I always dislike how my hands smell with heavy cleaners so this is much better. Great tip and the pictures are fab. xo Lisa

  3. I’m with you! We just bought a home where we are “stuck” with an electric stove… and a glass cook top, which I also hate. Thanks so much for the tip. I’m going to try it tonight!

  4. Great to know! We don’t have a glass top stove anymore, but in our old house I struggled with this all the time. I ended up just using a razor blade to scrape the burn marks off, but this would’ve been much less tedious! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Another example of how we were convinced it was the best stove ever! I jsut threw away my single edged razor blade this morning becaue it was shot. Trying this first thing tomorrow! Linda

    1. Linda, it really was so easy to do and the burn marks came right off! Hope it works for you too 🙂

  6. I tried the same thing but with vinegar. It did the same thing: bubble up. I actually left it on for like 24 hrs (busy schedule). It did not work. I will try the lemon n see if it makes a difference

    1. Oh gosh Marie! It’s so frustrating cleaning isn’t it? Good luck with the lemon method. We hope that it works for you.

  7. Will Lemon juice from a bottle work? Hardly ever buy lemons. lol

    1. Hi – yes, bottled lemon juice will work. Typically not as quickly as fresh lemons. Bottled lemon juice is less acidic because the lemons were already squeezed into the bottle and sitting on a shelf. With that being said, it should still do the trick!

  8. You can also use a straight edge razor. It doesn’t scratch the surface, just gets those hard to get off areas. Once done proceed with the baking soda and lemon juice (or vinegar works too).

  9. I too have a new glass top stove. Unlike the other women who say they hate electric, this is my first ever electric and I truly have learned to love mine. I don’t mind the glass top and the cleaning. It has been such a blessing to have and to use. As long as my stove top is clean, then I am happy! I love wiping it clean when it gets dirty because i’m not having that dirty food smell that use to end up down underneath my burners when I owned a gas stove. I use mine alot and it cleans up really well. I make and heat up my corn tortillas on top so i don’t need a griddle anymore, and they don’t stick. Next, i’m trying grilled cheese sandwiches on my stovetop. Just spray with cooking spray and use the number 2 or 3 setting. It saves me on electricity because i’m not having to wait on a pan to heat up anymore. As long as you wipe it clean before each use and you’re good to go.

  10. Will try this… baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and dawn did NOT work

  11. My husband put a plastic bowl on a hot burner on my glass top stove and didn’t clean it off. After I returned from a trip, I tried getting it off to no avail. I have even tried wd40 on it. Nothing works as it is like a rock on my burner. I’ve tried heating it up and scrapping with a razor, still there. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

  12. Nicole Normand says:

    I use Mr. Cleaner’s sponge – the white one – and it works like a charm.

    1. Hey Nicole – thanks for this tip! We’ll give it a try!

      All the Best,

      Vicki and Jenn
      2 Bees in a Pod

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