How to Clean Burnt-on Grease Off Enamel Gas Stove Burners

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Things You'll Need

  • Heavy-duty dish soap

  • Sponge

  • Baking soda

  • Vinegar

  • Cooktop cleaner

  • Nylon scrubber

Gas burners seem like grease magnets.

The longer burnt grease sits on your enamel gas stove burners, the more difficult the grease will be to remove. Every time you use the burners, the grease burns on the enamel again -- and additional grease can build up on top. The good news is, stove-top enamel is tough, so you're not limited to using gentle cleaners. Even so, you should start with gentle, nontoxic methods and products you probably already have on hand, before you try harsher techniques.


Step 1

Apply heavy-duty dish soap directly to the burnt-on grease, and scrub the burner with a damp sponge to remove as much of the surface grease as possible.

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt grease. Moisten a sponge with white vinegar, and scrub the area, working the baking soda into the stain.

Step 3

Apply cooktop cleaner -- sold near oven cleaners -- onto the enamel. Use cream or gel cleaner, not aerosol, on a gas stove top. Scrub any remaining grease away with a nylon scrubber. Rinse the stove burners with a wet sponge.


Wear gloves when you use a chemical cooktop cleaner.

Ventilate the kitchen and turn on the exhaust fan when you use chemical cleaners.



Daisy Cuinn

Delaware-based Daisy Cuinn has been writing professionally since 1997, when she became the features editor for her local biweekly music newspaper. She has been a staff writer and contributor to online and offline magazines, including "What It Is!," and Slashfood. Cuinn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University.