To clean an electric stovetop, remove the coil elements by disconnecting and lifting them away from the stovetop. After washing the coils, take care of any remaining stubborn stains with a baking soda paste, then rinse well and dry. Next, remove and clean the drip pans with liquid dishwashing detergent and water before drying and replacing.Continue Reading
Disconnect the coils, and lift them away from the stovetop. The process of disconnecting coils differs based upon the stove manufacturer.
Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent in a bowl with warm water. Dip a clean cloth in the solution, and scrub each coil. Do not completely submerge the coils in water, as this may damage electrical components.
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with several tablespoons of water. Stir together until a spreadable paste is created.
Apply an even layer of baking soda paste along the surface of the burners. Allow the paste to soak into the coils for 20 minutes.
After the paste is dry, dip a toothbrush into a bowl of warm water, and scrub the coils in a circular motion.
Dip a clean cloth into a bowl of warm water, and rinse away the baking soda paste. Repeat until all paste is removed.
Thoroughly dry each coil with a clean towel.
Wash the drip pans with a solution of liquid dishwashing detergent and water. Scrub the pans with a sponge to remove dried food and debris.
Place the dry drip pans and coils back into position on the stovetop.