While subletting, I inadvertently turned on the wrong element on a glass top range. It appears as if the cheap metal from the pad on the empty pot melted a couple of rings onto the stove top - that won't budge.
Will the surface scratch if I try to remove it with a sharp blade? Any other ideas?
I have until Mar 31 to figure this out (when the owners return)
How can I get melted pot off glass stove top?
Find the manufacturers web site. Email them to learn what to do. Ask the worst also..how much to replace the top - this way you will have all the info up front. I hope you get the stain off. My first attempt would be to soak it with baking soda paste. Let sit / dry etc. and see if that doesn't help.
Next -- would oven cleaner (the spray on no heat type) work? Would that hurt the glass (again ask the maker)
Thanks for the ideas. I have tried baking soda - didn't budge....still a baking soda fan though - I mean this is hardened metal I was asking it to remove!
I guess I've got nothing to lose by trying to scrape it with a blade .... but if I have to replace the top, not only will it cost, but there's the owners warranty issues. Dang.
I have an Matage glass top stove.They gave me a tool that has a blade in it like a razor blade. If something boils over I use this to scrape it off. The man at the store where I bought it took a quater and tried to scratch it and didn't hurt it. Ann
try some Barkeepers friend cleanser and a razor scraper, i clean houses and this to me is the most effective thing i can find.
hope it is not too late -
have you tried heating the area - again.
the melted substance should soften.
using multiple thick layers of paper towel begin wiping what can be moved.
a film of varying thickness will remain.
these glass stove tops have a razor cleaning device.
this device with the regular stove top cleaner should get the job done - easily.
**One Note Of Caution - have the heat at the lower point to melt.
The highest heat may cause the material to ignite.
been there, done that, tee shirt & the video! (LOL remembering my stove mishaps.)
Have learned (the hard way) to Always use a timer with electric stove.
This message was edited Mar 21, 2009 8:10 AM