How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop

You know, I cook and bake a lot, and it’s inevitable that at times the smoke alarm goes off, or I add stuff to my mixing bowl with the mixer on too quickly, and ingredients fling around the kitchen, or I drop an open bottle of sprinkles, or… well, you know how that is, right? RIGHT???? 😳   Well, the other day, after boiling a pot of pasta and draining it, I got out some garlic toast which was in a plastic bag, forgot that I had a hot burner on the front of the stove, and set the garlic toast right on it.  Of course, I quickly smelled it melting and grabbed it up off the burner, but the damage was done.
I tried to scrape the melted plastic off quickly, but it wasn’t coming up, and I was risking burning my fingers.

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, So I let it cool, and went on with dinner, and since we had company, I actually let it sit till the next day.

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, Since “Google-ing” solutions seems to be my first choice for a lot of problems, I looked around online, and did find some ideas on how to remove it, but some methods seemed too complicated, and I must say, even a bit dangerous.

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, So I went with my tried and true method of using baking soda to scrub my stove top.

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, I mostly used my scrub sponge, similar to the ones I found on Amazon, and dish scraper, along with a generous amount of baking soda and warm (not hot) water.  I tried to be gentle at first to make sure it wouldn’t scratch my stove, and since I wasn’t seeing any issues, kept scrubbing.  As it started coming loose, I could even grab an edge, and almost pull it off in some areas.

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, After working on it for a couple of minutes, and cleaning all the baking soda and plastic residue off, my stove looked brand new!
melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, Now if you use this method, which worked beautifully for me, make sure to start out delicately to make sure your sponge/scraper isn’t scratching your stove.  I had no issues, and was so impressed at how every last piece came off just beautifully!

melted plastic, glass stovetop, How to Get Melted Plastic Off of a Glass Stovetop, Keep in mind too, that this was a plastic bag that had melted and not a bowl.  That would probably be a more tricky removal process!  Next time I set a plastic container on the stove, I’ll let you know!  😀

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