Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How To: Easily Clean Stovetop Burner Pans

Jana here with a kitchen cleaning tip that you are going to love!  When I first saw this idea on Pinterest, I was pretty skeptical about it.  It seemed too easy to be true.  But, I decided to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did!  If you're like me, and you use your stovetop for cooking very often, the burner pans start to get really gross, really fast!  I admit that I hadn't cleaned mine in awhile (that will be obvious when you see the "Before" picture!), but that just makes the "After" picture even more amazing!  All you need is some ammonia, and some gallon ziploc bags!  Keep reading to find out more!

Ok, so I am putting these up even though it's kind of embarassing how dirty they are! 

Look how clean these are now!  All you have to do is place each burner pan in a gallon size ziploc bag.  Then, pour a small amount (I used 1/4 cup) in each burner pan.  Tightly seal the bag, and allow it to sit overnight.  The fumes from ammonia are pretty strong, so you might want to place them outside (if it's not too cold), or in a garage or laundry room.  Don't worry that the amount of ammonia doesn't seem like enough to cover the pan.  The fumes are what will be cleaning it!  Allow it to sit overnight, or for at least 8 hours.  Once the time has passed, open the bags, and remove the pans.  Using a cloth cleaning rag or even paper towels, rub the burner pan, and all of the gunk will come right off!  It really is amazing how well this works! 


  1. This DOES work! I saw it on there also and was skeptical but was thrilled with how well it works!

  2. Is no one concerned about the fumes lingering when you're cooking? It's ammonia.

    1. We did all of the work with the ammonia outdoors so the fumes wouldn't be in the house. We also used dishsoap and water to wash the pans afterwards, removing any ammonia.