Q: I have a Whirlpool white flat top stove. I am unable to get cooked on food marks off of it. They seem to be cooked right in. I've used several different types of the cleaners designed for these stoves. Can someone help?
Tip #1: Have you tried food-grade peroxide (health-food stores) and baking soda? It is a foaming mess if you overdo it, but the peroxide will whiten nearly anything (especially at that strength, and the baking soda is a great scrubbing agent that will not scratch up the surface of your stovetop). As a bonus, they are both enviornmentally friendly and relatively inexpensive!
Tip #2: Try using a razor blade...like one you would use to scrap a window that's been painted. I know it sounds crazy but it works! I had the same problem.
Tip #3: Have you tried Carbona--Clean it? They are ceramic stove top wipes. I have found that with a little bit of gentle rubbing they remove even the stubborn stains. There is a little residue which washes away with water and paper towel. I purchase mine at Wal-mart but I'm sure they can be found at grocery stores also. They cost less than $3.00 for 20 wipes and you can reuse them. Good luck.
Tip #4: Have you tried using vinegar? Dilute the vinegar 50/50 with water and soak a rag with it and let it sit for 20 minutes over the spot you want to clean. Use clean water and another cloth to remove the vinegar. If that does not work make the vinegar mix stronger.
Tip #5: When I bought Ceramabryte it came with a mesh scrubbie and a plastic handled razor scraper. Together they have taken everything off easily.
Tip #6: Have you tried Barkeepers friend? Just make a paste and use a plastic or nylon scrubber. Good on porcelain sinks as well. Can be found in a grocery store next to the cleansers.
Tip #7: Try scraping off food with a razor blade, then make a paste with water and baking soda to remove the rest. Works like a charm.
Tip #8: When I bought my stove they gave me a sponge with a non scratching scubby side. It may be Scotchbrite brand. I am not sure. I use this in addition to the cream cleaner. It is kind of like car wax that you apply and let dry and then buff. Another thing I have found is that you must make sure the stove is clean every time you cook. If there is something there and you heat it up again it makes it harder to get off.
Tip #9: Baking soda with enough water to make a paste is the best! I don't even scrape first. It is the best grease remover going and the cheapest and handiest. Also, if you have that greasy film on your Tupperware, put the baking soda paste on it. Your Tupperware will be sparkling clean. Clean pots & pans, Corning Ware, Pyrex, etc. with burned food or grease on them as well. Also the inside & outside of your oven/range. Forget Easy Off. Use baking soda.
Tip #10: I use the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on my stovetop. It really does a good job.
Tip #11: I agree, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser seems to work well on just about everything, including stove tops.