How to Clean Whirlpool Electric Stoves

Whirlpool electric stoves are available with a traditional coil or flat glass ceramic range top. Both types of electric stoves require regular cleaning to remove food spills and residue. Excess food residue can ruin the appearance of Whirlpool electric stoves, and buildup on glass ceramic heating elements can cause uneven heating. Clean your Whirlpool stove after every use to restore its appearance and keep it looking its best.

Coil Stove Tops

Step 1

Turn off the stove and wait for it to cool.

Step 2

Unplug and remove the heating coils. Lift out the burner bowls and place them into a sink filled with warm water and 2 tsp. of dish detergent.

Step 3

Spray the surface of the stove with all-purpose cleaner or glass cleaner. Wipe the stove with a damp sponge or cloth, or dry paper towels.

Step 4

Dampen a sponge or cloth with warm water, and wring it out. Wipe the coils with the cloth or sponge, and dry them with a towel.

Step 5

Wash the burner bowls with warm, soapy water and a sponge. Rinse them thoroughly with clean water.

Step 6

Dry the burner bowls with a towel, and set them into place on the stove. Plug in the coils.

Glass Ceramic Stove Tops

Step 1

Turn off the stove and allow it to cool.

Step 2

Dampen a cloth or sponge with warm water, and wring it out. Wipe the cooktop surface with the sponge or cloth to remove light soil.

Step 3

Apply 1 tsp. of cooktop cream to a damp sponge or cloth, and wipe the stove thoroughly to remove any tough residue or spills. Scrape up any burned-on food with a plastic scraper held parallel to the stove's surface.

Step 4

Apply 2 or 3 drops of cooktop cream to a paper towel, and buff the surface of the stove until any film disappears. There's no need to rinse because the cream protects the cooktop.


Shelley Marie

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