Spilling milk and any liquid substance is inevitable. You may need to get used to seeing dirt on your stovetop as far as you get to use it for cooking regularly.
It’s quite easy to clean off milk and any other liquid substances from the stovetop, but it may get more difficult by the time the milk or liquid substance is burnt.
When substances like milk get burnt on the stovetop, they stick to the stove, and if they are not properly or quickly removed, it gets pretty difficult to remove and may produce some scratching as a result of the removal.
If your electric stove top is made from glass or ceramic, it might be very difficult to remove.
But if the electric stove top is made from metal and other standard kitchen designs, then it will not be difficult to clean due to the external features of the stovetop.
What do you need to clean burnt milk off your electric stove top?
You need a lot of tools and cleaning agents. The burnt milk might still get stuck to your stovetop if you do not use the right cleaning tools. Some of them are;
- Mild liquid dish soap
- White vinegar
- Warm water
- Soft scouring pad
- Baking soda
- Full-strength Ammonia
- Paper towel
- Mr clean magic eraser
- Elbow grease
What you should do before cleaning…
Always turn off the electric stove before cleaning. Leaving it turned on to warm up can not be a good cleaning option.
So it is best that you turn it off totally.
Don’t think of leaving it warm because it might get in the way of your cleaning process, and it might be disastrous. The heat from the stovetop might cause burns on your hand.
How to get burnt milk off electric stove top
1. Clean with mild liquid dish soap
Have your warm water put in a bowl, and add your liquid dish soap.
Meanwhile, ensure that your water is warm, not cold or too hot. Let it be in between. Then, add some liquid soap and mix until it is foamy. If you have a kitchen towel, soak it inside the warm soapy mix.
But if not, get your paper towel, wet it with some little soapy mixture, and rub it over the burnt milk section.
This method will soften the burnt milk to enhance swift removal. Then, use a scrapper to remove the burnt milk as gently as you can if you are using a glass electric stove top.
Scrape gently until they are all out.
Now even though the dirt is all out, there will still be some streaks of milk on the stovetop, so grab your soft scouring sponge and begin to scrub the surface tenderly in an ‘up-down’ motion.
After that, clean with a paper towel and leave to dry. Do the same for the burners if they are also stained with burnt milk. You may have to soak the burners in warm soapy water for about an hour and a half.
Afterward, you take it out and give it a nice wash.
2. Wash with full-strength Ammonia
Just in case you are scared of using ammonia, you can always resolve to use baking soda and white vinegar.
But if baking soda and mild soap are unavailable, then you can always make use of Ammonia.
Put on safety gloves, pour little ammonia in a small bowl, then use a paper towel to scrub the burnt milk region on the stovetop and burners.
You can soak the kitchen towel in ammonia solution and place it on the stovetop for some time.
This will help to soften and remove the burnt milk.
Ammonia does a good job of totally removing burns from the stovetop. After the dirt is out, give the stove top a gentle wash with liquid soap and water, then leave it to dry.
3. Baking soda and white vinegar
You can always wash with baking soda and white vinegar. These are some of the best options you can try when you are faced with emergencies like this.
All you have to do is, remove the burners or girdle. Then sprinkle baking soda on the stovetop and spray with white vinegar.
Meanwhile, you must have mixed the white vinegar with a small quantity of water in a spray can.
Spray with vinegar, then leave to soak for thirty minutes. Make sure the baking soda and vinegar solution covers the burnt milk section properly.
Then, soak your soft sponge in soapy water in preparation, then spray the stove top again with vinegar, then begin to scrub first with a scraper, then begin to use a soft sponge after using the scraper.
After scrubbing with a sponge, remove debris with a sponge or paper towel. Then soak the kitchen towel or scour the sponge into warm, clean water to rinse the stovetop.
Use the soaked sponge or towel to wipe the debris from the stovetop.
Finally, spray with vinegar. You will notice that the stove will be shiny, and there will be no trace of burnt milk.
4. Clean with Mr. clean eraser and Elbow grease
These two cleaning agents are super cleaning tools. They would clean, leaving no trace of dirt.
After dusting the stovetop, spray Mr. clean eraser and leave to soak for 15 minutes. After that, get to clean the stove top with a soft scouring sponge.
Do not use scouring steel because it would cause scratching on your stovetop. So stick with the soft scouring sponge and scrub the stovetop.
Do the same for the burners as well and ensure that they are well-scrubbed. After that, clean with the aid of a kitchen towel or paper towel.
Wipe the stovetop until it is well-clean. Now spray with a little quantity of elbow grease.
The elbow grease actually does some kind of sparkling magic to your stovetop when used.
You must avoid getting milk spills on your stovetop. Even though it may be inevitable, you still have to be careful when handling your stovetop.