The best way to clean an electric stove is to remove the burners, rinsing them with mild dish soap and water followed by scrubbing the stove top with dish soap and a warm sponge. Tough residue and stains are removed by scrubbing with a paste of baking soda and water.
When scrubbing burners, it's important to not submerge any part of the burner in water so the electrical connection or coil does not get wet. Burners should be allowed to dry thoroughly before being placed back on the stove top.
For smooth electric stove tops, the surface can be cleaned with commercial cook-top cleaners and a nonabrasive scrubbing pad. It may be necessary to dip a sponge in a mixture of dish soap and warm water to wipe down the controls and remove excess cleaning solution from the stove top. Home owners can also use a cloth soaked in warm water to rinse any remaining residue or soap. The stove top can be wiped down with a dry cloth or left to air dry. When cleaning stainless steel electric stove tops, commercial-grade stainless steel wipes or sprays can be applied and wiped thoroughly. Wiping down the stainless steel surface with a dry microfiber cloth reduces streaks.