Kitchen enthusiasts, we have all faced it. Melted plastic on glass top stove . It is a frustrating experience that leaves us wondering how to remove the hardened, sticky mess from our favorite cookware. Thankfully, we have some ideas for you here! There are common solutions that get the job done:
1. Using baking Soda and Water
The best way to clear up that spot would be to scrub it with some baking soda and water. You could also use ammonia or dishwashing soap instead of soap and water if that doesn’t work for you. The whitened area is the baking soda, which is basically harmless and also affords a good scrubbing surface. Spread the mixture on the stained area. Leave it there for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, you can wipe it off with a damp cloth. With a bit of luck, that should reveal an unblemished surface under there somewhere.
2. Using razor blade
You might be able to peel it off cautiously and use a razor blade or some other cutting device to get it off. This isn’t easy and requires some skill and patience.
3. Using newspaper
If neither of those things works, then you may need to make use of something stronger like ammonia or dishwashing detergent. Make sure to test any of these cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous part first in case they damage your stove’s finish or stain its surface in some way.
4. Using vinegar
Use vinegar on the vinyl blacktop used to cover your driveway or walkway, then wash it down with a hose. Rinse the soapy residue off with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too!
5. Using ammonia
Now, you could put a little bit of ammonia around it, but this is not entirely safe without proper ventilation and would be far too dangerous indoors. Use ammonia on the stained area, then wash it down with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too!
6. Using hot soapy water
Pour a bit of soap on a soft rag and wipe the area with it. If there is still some stain left, put some more soap on it and wipe again. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this.
7. Using dishwasher soap
Get some sort of dishwashing detergent like Joy or Palmolive. It should be foam-type, not gel-type. Sprinkle it over the stained area and scrub it with a toothbrush. Rinse.
Alternatively, spray some dishwashing detergent on your sponge and rub the spot with it. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too! I have no idea if this would work, since there’s no way to tell if that stuff works or not.
8. Using vinegar and ammonia
Put a bit of ammonia on your rag and wipe the area with it. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this. Wipe the area down with vinegar one more time as well if you want to be extra thorough. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too! It takes some time to clean up, depending on how much heat there is in your room.
9. Using degreaser
Get a can of cleaning spray. It should contain some sort of alcohol or other solvent. Spray the area and leave it for about ten minutes. Then scrub it with a sponge soaked in water. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too!
10. Using alcohol
Get a bottle of isopropyl alcohol (90% or higher) and spray it over the stained area. Leave it for about ten minutes. There will probably be an unpleasant odor, but it can be neutralized with some ventilation or a fan blowing from the outside. Leave it for another ten minutes or so and scrub it with a sponge soaked in water. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too!
11. Using hair spray
Spray some hair spray on the stained area. Rinse with clear water when you’re done. Make sure you wear gloves for this one too!
12. By melting it
You probably won’t like this one. It probably works because you can’t remove the melted plastic without melting it, but it’s still dangerous and would require ventilation. Turn on the stove to about medium heat. Carefully put the rag with the melted plastic on it onto the melting surface. You’ll sometimes see a bit of smoke rising from there, but that stuff is probably at least mostly harmless.
13. Using flour and warm water
Another method that may work involves making a thick paste out of some flour and warm water, and applying it to the glass. Let it sit there for an hour or so, and then try to wipe off the hard outer layer with your fingers. If you’re lucky, that should do the trick. Pretty much any bread flour will work in this case, along with a cup of water.
If all the above don’t work, its time to try these below
A final option would be to use an adhesive remover like Goo Gone or Goof-Off. Or, if you don’t want to go this route, you could probably just scrape off the remaining plastic. My best advice for using the goo-off type products would be to not pour them directly onto your stove. Instead, soak up most of the excess liquid with a rag and then apply the product to that.
If you’re brave, you might even be able to just soak up the extra plastic with paper towels and then scrub away what’s left. But I’ve heard this is a bad idea because paper towels can scratch glass. I suppose if it’s a matter of aesthetics only then it might be worth it…but do so at your own risk.
Lastly, and maybe most unattractively, you could just leave the spot as it is and paint around it. It’s pretty hard to get a glass-top stove clean anyway, so what’s one little bit of blobby plastic? I wouldn’t recommend this route unless it was really bothering you though. And if there are any sharp edges left over then you might want to put a little bit of tape along the edge just in case.