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    Default cleaning burner drip tray thingies....

    We have an old electric stove (the coil type) with these.. oh goodness I guess they must be aluminum or some sort of coated steel drip trays... anyway stuff has gotten burned on over the past few years. we scrubbed them and threw them in the dishwasher but they still look awful. Is there any way to clean them? We have gotten the foil ones that you put over the permanent ones but that seems wasteful. Plus I would love to actually get the "real" ones clean.. is there a secret?

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    Run them through the self-cleaning cycle on the oven.
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    I had the regular silver looking ones and gave up trying to keep them clean. So I bought the black ones. I try to keep them clean and will take the burners apart and let them soak in hot soapy water. If there is some gunk on them then I will also use something like comet cleanser and a plastic scrubby to get of something burnt on. But I no longer have to worry about the staining that might happen. Will try the ammonia and plastic bag if they become really gross.

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    After a good soak in hot soapy water, what about applying a paste of baking soda made with water and let sit before scrubbing?

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    Here's how I used to clean mine:
    Spread newspaper over the top of the stove and turn on the vent fan.
    Put the drip trays on the paper and spray liberally with oven cleaner (that's why you need the fan).
    Wait the time indicated on the oven cleaner can, then scrub with steel wool soap pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    I used to use this method as well.

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    When I had an electric coil stove, the black pans were the best. I bought a set for my stove then took the old stainless steel ones and sprayed them with paint meant for wood stoves. I used black but later realized I could use fun colors like red or whatever matched my kitchen.

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    Thank you!! I will try the Jillee method..

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