Propane is notorious for leaving a layer of gummy goo that can burn onto a ceramic stove top and make it disgusting. The black areas around the burners and the pilot continue to bake the goo into a hard mass, even with diligent attention each evening. If your stove has become an embarrassment, you are not alone. Your stove can be saved, as can your Thanksgiving dinner with a little time and help from Easy Off oven cleaner.
Step one to clean your stove top for Thanksgiving:
Wipe any loose debris to get down to the baked on and burnt on grease. Use a scotch brite pad to prevent scratching the surface of your stove top and soapy water to help cut through the top layers of the grease. Wipe the area dry with anything absorbent that you can dispose of.
Step two to clean your stove top for Thanksgiving:
Evenly spray Easy Off oven cleaner over the entire top of the stove. Focus extra spray on the drip pans or anywhere there is an extreme amount of caked on and burnt on residue. Be sure to use gloves and turn on your vent as the fumes are not pleasant and can be dangerous. Allow the foam to work for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Step Three to clean your stove top for Thanksgiving:
Using the scotch brite pad and some elbow grease, scrub the entire stove top. Rinse the pad often in hot, soapy dishwater. The heat from the hot soapy water will help to remove some of the burnt on residue. Remove as much of the residue and burnt on particles as possible. Repeat steps two and three until the entire burnt on residue is removed. It may take as many as three or four times.
Step Four to clean your stove top for Thanksgiving:
When you have succeeded in removing the entire burnt-on residue, polish your stove with a dry cloth and buff to bring out the shine.
Use the Easy Off Oven Cleaner once a month to prevent the residue from building back up on your stove top.
Your stove did not get that way in one day and it may take several passes to complete, but it is truly worth it when you consider the price of having to replace your stove.