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15 March 2012 @ 09:55 am
Smoke stains on a stove :(  
Hi there, I have a pretty specific question that I'm hoping I can get some help with. I did some online searching but couldn't find anything that directly related to this, and comm memories were more about general stove gunk.

Basically, I recently bought a stovetop smoker (which was fabulous, I made the most amazing ribs). I was delighted that it didn't emit much smoke at all. What I failed to account for, mainly because no one had talked about it in their reviews, was that it would create some smoke staining, basically a ring, around the burner. Some of it looks like it'd come off fairly easily with hot water and cloth (it looks like water stains), but they don't come off, even with 409. Some of it looks like regular stove gunk, but which doesn't respond to 409 the way normal stove gunk does -- it's like I'm just rubbing water onto the stove to no effect. >< I'm wondering now if it's just impossible.

FWIW the next time I use the smoker I'll line the burner with foil, but I'd love to at least get these stains off and make the stovetop look mostly white again. Any advice? Anyone deal with smoke-related stains on a stovetop before? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on March 15th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
make a paste of baking soda and water and let it sit for a bit then use a bit of elbow grease and it should come off
sarea okelanisarea_okelani on March 15th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
I will definitely give that a shot.
webmiss_kwebmiss_k on March 15th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Bon Ami is what I use to get everything off my stove. No scratching, cheap, multiple uses.
sarea okelanisarea_okelani on March 15th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Someone else recced that on my personal journal, but I've never heard of it! I wonder if it is only available regionally, or should I be able to find it in my local Target (I live in Seattle)?
Alicealice_bunnie on March 15th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Bon Ami is like Barkeeper's Friend. You should be able to find one or the other at Target.

You might also want to try using straight dishwasher detergent like Cascade. I've had good results using that for stubborn cooktop stains. Also, maybe a magic eraser?
BANGBANGBANG!sodamnhorrible on March 15th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
This is my answer, I love Bon Ami. I use it in the bathroom too!
Murder, Murder, Death, Blood, Goreencircleme on March 16th, 2012 08:34 am (UTC)
Magic Eraser or Barkeeper's Friend.