If you have a glass stove, chances are you have experienced more than your fair share of scraping burnt material off the stove. One of the most difficult substances to remove from a glass top stove is melted plastic.
Whether it’s a spatula or a plastic bag that has melted on your stove, the process of removing the melted plastic can be daunting – but it does not have to be!
In this tutorial, we will let you know how to get melted plastic off glass stove top. With this simple method, the removal of melted plastic can be like a child’s play.
- Alcohol or acetone
- Cleaning cloth or towel
- WD-40 Lubricant (optional)
- Butter knife or blade
- Hair dryer (optional)
- Dish soap
- Turn on the heater and let it cool until the melted plastic is at room temperature.
- Drip alcohol on melted plastic until the plastic is completely covered with alcohol disinfectant.
- Remove the melted plastic by rubbing with a cloth or paper towel.
- Gently scrape any remaining melted plastic with a razor blade or butter knife. Place the blade at a horizontal angle when scraping to avoid gauging the stove.
- Acetone (nail polish remover) can be used instead of alcohol. After use, remove the acetone residue with a small amount of dish soap in a damp cloth. Do not mix acetone and alcohol.
- If you can not completely remove the plastic with alcohol or acetone, you can heat the back of the plastic with a hair dryer and gently peel it up with a butter knife.
- Lubricants such as WD-40 can also be applied to remove any plastic residue left behind in the stove. To do this, squeeze the lubricant on the plastic residue and clean with a cloth or paper towel.
- Do not heat the plastic by converting your stove again. This can cause the plastic to adhere more firmly to the stove top.
- Do not mix any chemical that you can use to remove the plastic.
How to clean melted plastic from the top flat part of a stove
Stoves with a flat top look great when you go to the store to buy them. Then, when you take them home and cook for the first time, you can not stop having food residues on them.
Then the worst happens; you do not realize that the burner is still hot and you leave a slice of bread on it. Or perhaps you open the containers with the leftovers and leave one of the covers on top. Now, you really have a mess and there has not been any good way to clean this up.
At this time, there is an investigation in a university to create a cleaner that works on the surfaces of the stoves. Relax, there are a couple of useful tricks to remove the melted plastic top of the stove instantly.
- New razor blade
- Plastic sponge
- Soft Scrub Cleaner or other brand
- Oven cleaner
Trick 1: Remove with ice
- Place the ice on the melted plastic. If it is a large amount of plastic, the ice will cause it to contract and you will be able to detach it a little from the surface.
- Then take the razor and scrape it from the surface.
- Clean what is left with “Soft Scrub” and chlorine.
Trick 2: Burn it
- If it’s just a little-melted plastic, you can light the burner
- When the plastic starts to melt, take a wet cloth and clean it.
- Then, clean the stove with the Soft Scrub Cleaner with chlorine and a warm cloth. Never do this when there is a large amount of plastic burned on the stove, as it could catch fire.
- If the residue is too sticky, spray the cleaner on the plastic.
- Scrape as much as you can with the razor.
- Turn on the burner and let it heat up.
- Turn it off, let it cool and you can remove it. This works for all types of glued and stained residues.
- Be sure to use a new razor blade, since old razors may have crevices and end up scratching the surface.
- Use a plastic sponge to scrub when the surface of your stove is almost cold and then clean with a wet cloth. The sponge helps to remove the residues better than the cloth.
- Be careful when using the razor to scrape. Hold it horizontally with respect to the surface and do not press too hard. Move it slowly. In case it gets stuck with something, your hand will not slide and you will not cut yourself.
- Be careful when you heat the oven cleaner, as the gases are not good for you. Keep children and pets out of the house while you heat it and turn on the oven fan in order to ventilate the room. Use a mask for painters if you are very sensitive to fired gases.
We’ve shown you two clear-cut ways of removing melted plastic from your stove. This procedure works better when you use the recommended cleaner, but if you have other brands at home or you feel more confident in the abilities of other brands, you should go ahead.
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