How to Clean Your Burner Pans

I have a gas stove, which I LOVE.  I would never go back to using electric.

But there’s one thing I don’t care for, when it comes to my gas stove… and that is cleaning the drip pans.  Man, those things get nasty!  It seems like no matter how hard I try, I can never get all the gunk off them!

So, I went on a search for the best way to clean them that didn’t involve ammonia.  I found THIS site, and decided to try one of the non-chemical methods.

I took a large pot of water, and poured in 1/2 cup of baking soda.  I put two of my drip pans in the pot, and brought the water to a boil.  (Now you see why I only did two at a time — I still had to use one of the burners!).  I boiled them for 30 minutes, then took them out.

They still looked gross, but as soon as I started rinsing them off under the water, the gunk magically scraped away easily!

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Now, I did find to get the last few little spots, it helped to scrub it with one of those stainless steel scrunchie-cleaner-thingies — you know what I’m talking about right?!  (Okay – and I must disclaim that I really should be embarrassed for you to see the nasty state my drip pans were in — but this blog is all about real life, and you know, this is what they looked like!!)

Did you hear me squeel?  Because I was seriously excited about this.  Just. LOOK.

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That may not seem impressive to you, but let me tell you friends, my stove was BAD.  It’s the little things, people!

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AMAZING!

And yes, I did two the other two after the first ones were done.  I feel like I have a brand new stove!!

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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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