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How to Clean A Coil Top Stove

Stove tops are notorious for being difficult to clean and coiled stove plate rings can be even worse, thanks to all the nooks and crannies around the rings. Cleaning the stove top coils has to be one of the most dreaded tasks for homeowners, especially after a delicious, messy dinner has been prepared or after you’ve had friends and family to eat.


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How to Clean A Coil Top Stove

Don’t avoid the problem though, because this just means that more and more dirt, grease, and grime will build up and be more difficult to clean in the long run. Tackle the problem frequently and use Hand Andy to help you do it.

Read this easy guide on how to clean stove top rings quickly and easily. Not only will you have an electric coil stove that looks almost brand new afterwards, but you’ll be able to keep it looking that way for years too.

5 Steps to Clean A Coil Top Stove

Step 1 - Remove Heating Coils From Your Stove

It’s important to remove the coils or rings from the stove in order to clean underneath them. Simply wiping over the coils won’t get to the burnt-on food or leftover debris that might be hiding underneath the coils.

Step 2 - Wipe With Soap and Water

Pour Handy Andy Cream Cleaner directly onto areas where burnt food and spills have set in and leave to soak for 5 – 10 minutes. Add a bit of warm water to create a soapy solution thereafter.

Step 3 - Scrub With A Sponge

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Using a good quality, clean scrubbing brush and a little elbow grease, give the stove top a scrub making sure you clean all areas from corner to corner.

Step 4 - Clean off Your Electric Heating Coil

Soak your coils or rings in the sink in a solution of warm water and a tablespoon or two of Handy Andy Cream Cleaner. Allow the coils to soak in this solution for a few minutes, longer if they are especially dirty. Then give them a scrub with a scrubbing brush too and rinse well.

Step 5 - Reattach Stove Coils

Thanks to Hand Andy Cream Cleaner you don’t even have to rinse the stove top once it has dried. Simply reattach the stove top coils and it’s ready to be used.

What Causes a Stove Top Ring to Get Dirty?

By nature, a stove is meant to be cooked on, right? This means that all the magic in the kitchen really happens on the stove. But with creating culinary magic, comes a lot of spillages and splashes too. Thanks to all the cooking, frying, sautéing and everything else that goes on, on a stove, stove top rings commonly get very dirty and the heat of the rings can make any liquids or fluids burn onto the coils too.

The Health Reasons to Cleaning Stove Top Coils

Many people think that a few bits of dirt on burnt-on food can’t be a huge problem, but it, in fact, can be. If you leave fluids, foods, and other liquids on the stove top, you are enabling bacteria and other germs to proliferate. The foods will rot which will encourage bacteria to grow and it can also encourage flies and other bugs too.

Overall, keeping your stove top clean and free from spills, dirt, and food is the best way to keep your stove top area hygienic and free from bacteria. We recommend these timelines for keeping your stove top clean:

Wipe up spills and other debris every time you use your stove.

Give your stove top and coils a clean, as per our guide above, once a week.

Now that you know how to clean burner rings on stove tops, the next step is tackling the oven. Read out blog on How To Clean An Oven for all the tips and tricks you need to know.

Why you Should Handy Andy for Cleaning Stove Top Coils

Handy Andy is the perfect multipurpose cleaner for cleaning your electric stove top and your gas stove top too. It is made with 100% natural cleaning particles which makes it incredibly safe to use on cooking areas and other food surfaces. It also leaves no residue, so you don’t have to waste precious time rinsing the areas you’ve cleaned.

Handy Andy also has a range of Kitchen Sprays which work really well for tasks like oven and stove top cleaning. The zesty lemon-scented cleaner cuts through grease easily and is formulated to just spray and wipe away.

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FAQs on Cleaning Electric Stove Coils

Can you soak electric stove coils in bleach?

If your electric stove coils are very burnt and stained, you can soak them in a mild solution of water and bleach but if you use a solution of water and Handy Andy Cream Cleaner you will also get great results.

Can I clean electric stove coils with baking soda and vinegar?

This is a great at-home, natural solution to use to get rid of burnt-on food and dirt.

Can you put electric stove coils in the dishwasher?

Ideally, no. It’s best to soak them in the sink with warm water and Handy Andy Cream Cleaner.

What cleaning product can I use to clean my electric stove top coil?

We recommend Handy Andy Cream Cleaner for all your stove cleaning needs.

What happens if you don't clean stove top coils?

You run the risk of allowing dirt, burnt food, and liquids to build-up on your stove which can encourage bacteria and other nasty bugs to grow.

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