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I accidentally left a plastic tray on the warming element of our smoothtop oven. The element was on :200:
Does anyone have advice on how to clean it? Will stovetop cleaner work?
It's still warm, so I'm waiting for it to cool.

You can imagine my wife's response and threats.
Get it cleaned now, or I'm buying a new oven. :panic:
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bb49 wrote:I accidentally left a plastic tray on the warming element of our smoothtop oven. The element was on :200:
Does anyone have advice on how to clean it? Will stovetop cleaner work?
It's still warm, so I'm waiting for it to cool.

You can imagine my wife's response and threats.
Get it cleaned now, or I'm buying a new oven. :panic:


You'll have to scrape it with a flat blade.

I've done that once! Not fun!
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First google hit:

When the burner and plastic have cooled completely, peel away as much of the plastic as possible. Use the spoon or dull knife, such as a butter knife to gently scrape away the plastic. Use caution not to scratch the glass surface of the stove. Spray the remaining plastic with WD-40 and let it set for a few minutes.


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https://www.doityourself.com/stry/remov ... -stove-top
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Don't use a butter knife. Use a flat blade, like box cutter but laid across the edge on a 45° angle.
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I wouldn't use a butter knife either - razor blade scraper I always have handy and works great on the glass top.
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Fancy wrote:First google hit:

When the burner and plastic have cooled completely, peel away as much of the plastic as possible. Use the spoon or dull knife, such as a butter knife to gently scrape away the plastic. Use caution not to scratch the glass surface of the stove. Spray the remaining plastic with WD-40 and let it set for a few minutes.


Here's a link:

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/remov ... -stove-top


Thanks.
Looks like it worked perfectly.
I let it cool and the plastic peeled off just like it should. Pretty well 99% of it.

I truly believe my wife was disappointed. She was all prepared to head into town to buy a new oven.
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Find some way to really cool/chill it. Perhaps brittle enough to break away from the surface. If cold does not work, I'd try a heat gun and get soft to scrape off.
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Man, I was slow to the draw. did the same thing myself. Used a scraper blade as Fancy suggested and it came off no problem.

I feel for your wife though. Opportunity squandered. She should have left as soon as it happened before you could try to fix it.
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WD-40
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so you get to live another day :) Glad it came off
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normaM wrote:so you get to live another day :) Glad it came off
Sweet.. now you are banned from cooking, win/win my books

I'm not about to admit why the plastic was on the burner :200: , but my wife got even with me. She burned my lunch. Says it was an accident, she was distracted. :swear:
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You should have been making her lunch for all the horror you put her through!
And being taken out for lunch through a drive in counts these days. :up:
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Queen K wrote:You should have been making her lunch for all the horror you put her through!
And being taken out for lunch through a drive in counts these days. :up:


Sounds like a great idea.
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of course you are a gentleman and taking your wonderful, understanding wife out for lunch. :kiss:
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oldtrucker wrote:WD-40
Redneck solutions all in one can :up:

It belongs in the minimalist toolkit of all one ever needs....along with Vise Grips®️ and a bigger hammer.
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