To remove melted plastic from a coil or disk stove burner, increase the ventilation, set the burner on low, rub the plastic with a spoon, and set the burner on high until the plastic residue burns up. This 30-minute process requires a fan, a wooden spoon and paper towels.
Open all nearby doors and windows for ventilation. If the stove has an exhaust fan, turn it on the highest setting.
Set the burner to low, and let it soften the plastic for about a minute. To avoid damaging your scraping utensil, do not use a higher heat setting.
Set a roll of paper towels next to the stove, and tear off several sheets. Scrape the softened plastic with a long wooden spoon. After each pass, wipe the spoon with the paper towels. This prevents the plastic from hardening on the spoon and ruining it. Switch to fresh paper towels when necessary. Repeat this step until only a thin layer of plastic residue remains on the burner.
Set the burner to its highest setting, and leave it on until the plastic residue burns up. Keep the windows open and the exhaust fan on until the fumes dissipate.
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To clean an enamel stove top, wipe it with a sponge, wash it with dish soap, soften hardened food deposits with vinegar, and scrape them off the enamel. This overnight process requires water, a sink, sponges, dish soap, vinegar, a towel, plastic wrap and a plastic scraper.Full Answer >
To remove super glue from plastic, apply a small amount of acetone, nail polish remover or a de-bonding agent, then separate the glue from the plastic.
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