This tutorial showing How to Clean Melted Plastic Off of your Stove Top is a real lifesaver!
Have you ever forgotten that your stove top was still warm and accidentally sat something on it? I seem to be a real pro at accidentally sitting things on a hot stove that have no business there. A couple of years ago, I mistakenly placed a loaf of bread on our stove, not realizing that it was still warm. I walked away to grab some lunch meat out of our refrigerator and almost immediately smelled burning plastic...not good. I turned around and saw that the bread bag had melted onto my stove top. In a moment of panic, I tried to use a wooden spoon to scrape the plastic off of the stove, but it wouldn't budge. I sat down and tried to think of something that would remove it. I have to be honest, I thought that it was probably a lost cause.
I grabbed some baking soda and vinegar and got to work. It literally took less than a minute to get the melted plastic off of my stove top, and it was soooo easy! Check out my latest article for eHow showing How to Easily Clean Melted Plastic Off of a Stovetop Burner HERE!
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Jacquie Androsko says
Any suggestion for melted on rubber?
Hi, Jacquie! I would try this method first. You may have to scrape it off using a razor though...just be super careful! Hope this helps! ~Jess
Do you have any suggestions for ceramic tile in the bathroom? I'm at my wits end.
Leighann Montoya says
Thank you!!!!!! I thought my new stove top was toast! Now it's perfect again!
Patty W says
THANK YOU!!!! It worked perfectly for ME TOO!!! I thought mine was a worst case because I melted the bottom of a water filter pitcher onto it. But nope, your system worked like magic.
I melted a whole loaf of bread on my glass top months ago and have tried everything I could think of! I thot I’d look up one more time new ways I could try and found this! Amazingly it worked! Completely! And then I did the whole stove with the leftovers from the plastic bag area and I have a new stove! I only had a metal paint scraper and it worked great. I did it in stages… left it still sit for awhile, then scraped off top layer, respread the vin/bs, let it sit and came off the seconetime completely! So happy. Thank you thank you!
I have what appears to be foil melted on the ceramic top of a brand new stove top in a rental house. I have used comet and dawn as a putty and magic eraser, and a steel wool type scrubber with powder comet on it and stove top cleaner and nothing seems to be getting it off. Would this work for my situation?
Absolutely! I hope it works...let me know!
Awesome! I was scraping it with a plastic knife until I read this! Looks as good as new :)
Hi Jessica - thanks for the suggestion. I followed your directions and the plastic came off quite easily. Thanks for saving our glass stovetop. Much appreciated!
Charlotte Lawrence says
How to get plastic melted off of glass stove top
I really didn't think this was going to work, but scraping with my wooden spatula wasn't helping, so I gave your method a try. I was amazed at how easily the plastic came off! Never would've imagined. Went on to clean the rest of my cooktop since I was there. Thank you so much for your advice.
I thought I'd ruined my new stove within the first week. Since mine was a much bigger plastic melt, it wasn't exactly "easy" but it WORKED!!! That knot in my stomach is gone.
So happy I could help! I know what you mean about feeling sick about it...I felt the same way until I figured out! ~Jess
Linda A. says
Thank you! Accidentally set a taco container on still hot stove and thought I had ruined it. Saw your advice and it worked. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I'm a kid who just melted plastic and this trick saved my life :)
So happy I could help, Samuel!
This is magic! Thank you so much, I was horrified when I realized I had set the tortilla package on a burner that was still warm! This method was SO EASY and everything came right off!!
Mrs. Amen says
Thank you! While I was in the bathroom, my 3yo tried to make her own breakfast by putting the bag of bread on the burner and turning it on. Thankfully, when it started to smoke & burn my 4yo ran to get me. The damage was done. I thought I'd have to buy a new stove. I tried this and it worked! I had a large burn and lots of melted plastic, but with a large amount of good old elbow grease, my stove top is clean again.
So glad it could help you! I had the same reaction last year when I accidentally melted plastic on mine! xoxo Jess
Carol Deboard says
This worked great! Thanks so very much!
Excellent! My stove was much worse than what is shown in the pictures. It was a little work but came off beautifully. Thank you!!!!
Took several attempts and a bit of elbow grease from my husband and I but worked!! Thank you, Thank you!! You saved our new stove. I told my Husband that I was leaving him for you. Lol. You're amazing.
So happy I could help, Bridget! And...hahaha! Let me know if you ever have any questions about anything else! xoxo Jess
Jessica, thank you for this post. It worked! And as a result, you saved a painter's live. Let me explain. I had a painter coming in this morning to paint my kitchen. I cleared everything off and draped a plastic drop cloth over the granite counters and glass-top cook top. Then I went grocery shopping. He was done and gone by the time I returned. As I am setting down my grocery bags, the first thing I see is a hole the size of my burner in the plastic. Then I realized the plastic had adhered to the stove top. I tried peeling it to no avail. I warmed it back up a little (don't do this!) and it just spread the plastic out farther. I was ready to strangle the guy. Then I went to my computer and typed my dilemma into the browser. And there you were so save the day. It didn't come off in a chunk like in your picture. I had to scrub. But it did come off 100%.
Oh, Catherine! I'm so happy to help...it really does make you feel powerless! xoxo Jess
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Reuben Criddle says
Random question: what's the model number of this stove?
Renee Lama says
Thank you! My son tossed his ROBE on the hot stove this morning and it melted right to it! I was panicked as we have only has this stove for about 10 months! This worked like a charm! Thank you for sharing and saving me!!
So happy it helped! xoxo, Jess
Bekki Lindner says
Just wanted to say thank you - you seriously just saved me $1200.
My 92 year old mother apparently set an entire box full of baggies on the stove and left. We have a blob of a mess so going to try this and assume it will take several applications. Will let you know as mess is about an inch thick.
Lois I. Reetz says
THANKS A MILLION TIMES OVER.
THIS WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!
I was totally blown away in delight.
Thank you for this advise...it worked! You saved my husband’s life:-)
I'm so glad I was able to help!
I am not sure what I'm doing wrong. I've watched the video and read all the comments, but I just can't seem to get some of this plastic off. I'm house-sitting and am just sick. I melted a plastic bottle with gummy vitamins on to the glass top and and another spot a plastic grocery bag. I've tried the razor blade, the vinegar, the baking soda, the wooden spatula, I've offered my soul to Satan, I don't know what else to do
Kirsten Flerchinger says
The vinegar and baking soda totally worked! I only had apple cider vinegar but it worked just the same! It took the burnt plastic right off my flattop stove! It took two rounds but it’s all gone! Thank you!
I accidentally turned on my stove with my air fryer and needless to say I now have no air fryer and a big mess on my stove will this work
Sharon Pitman says
I melted part of a small spoon on my stove top. It is not a glass stove top. Each of my burners are the old type. The only way I know how to explain~ they are the old coil type! Can you please help me?
I would still try this method! You can pull those coils out and they go back in pretty easily. I used to have a similar stove and would just change the drip pans out if they got dirty as well...you can find them at the dollar tree. I hope you can get the melted spoon off!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Your baking soda and white vinegar did the perfect trick to get off melted plastic on my glass cooktop! And just in time before we have guests this weekend!
I'm so happy I could help! Don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need any more help! xoxo, Jess
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