How Do I Clean Enamel Stove Burner Covers?

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To clean enamel stove covers, wash the covers in the dishwasher or with hot water and soap. Difficult stains can be removed with ammonia and hot water. Some stains, such as heat damage that causes discoloration, may not be removed with standard cleaning.

  1. Remove excess grease

    Enamel stove top covers can be damaged by metal scouring pads but can be cleaned with a commercial degreasing agent. Gently scraping the covers with the side of a knife can help remove stuck-on grease.

  2. Wash the covers with soapy water

    Place the covers in the dishwasher if recommended by the manufacturer. Most enamel covers that are dishwasher-safe have an enamel coating on both the top and bottom of the cover. The covers can also be hand washed with hot, soapy water and a plastic scouring pad. Rinse the covers thoroughly, and dry them with a towel.

  3. Soak in ammonia

    If grease build up remains, soak the covers in a solution of 1/4 cup of ammonia and hot water for up to three hours. Rinse the covers thoroughly, and dry them with a towel. Some discoloration, such as blackening from the burner flame, cannot be removed with normal cleaning. Replace the covers if they are blackened or remain stained after normal cleaning.