How to Clean Electric Coil Burners

There’s really no way to avoid it: your electric coil burners are going to get dirty if you cook frequently at home. Fortunately, cleaning them can be an easy task if you follow these simple steps:

1. Start with cool burners. Never try to clean coil burners when they’re hot. This can result in severe burns. Wait at least an hour after cooking or do thorough cleaning first thing in the morning before the stove has been used.

2. Remove the burners. While all stoves are different, most burners can be removed by pulling them out of their sockets and lifting them away from the stove. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

3. Rinse the burners under hot water and use a soapy cloth or sponge to remove food debris. Do not soak the burners in water and do your best to keep the electrical connection dry.

4. To remove leftover debris, apply a paste made from 1 part water and 2 parts baking soda. Allow it to rest for 20 minutes to an hour on the dirty spots. Then, scrub with a dish brush, a nylon scrubber or toothbrush.

5. Rinse the burners again.

6. Using a soapy, wet rag clean the drip pans beneath the burners.

7. Allow the burners and the drip pans to dry completely and then put the stove back together.

If when you’re washing your burners, you notice any wear and tear or damage, contact us here at Matic Service. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need a replacement burner to ensure that your stove continues to function optimally.