How to clean a black enamel stove top

Updated February 21, 2017

Attractive black enamel enhances the appearance of any kitchen while concealing stains that a lighter colour may not hide. Enamel stove tops do not require any expensive products to keep them clean. Use regular dish soap and baking soda to remove any spills or cooked-on foods.

Fill the sink with hot water and a small amount of dish soap. Remove the burners and drip pans from the stove and place them in the sink.

Scrub the entire stove top with a damp sponge and two or three drops of dish soap. Use hot water to loosen the residue.

Sprinkle baking soda on the stove top to cover any tough stains. Scrub the enamel thoroughly, adding baking soda as necessary until the stains disappear.

Rinse the stove top completely with a wet cloth. Make sure all traces of soap, baking soda and residue are gone to prevent streaking and spotting.

Dry the stove top thoroughly with paper towels. Spray with window cleaner and wipe it once again for a streak-free shine.

Scrub the drip pans and burners with a sponge and rinse with clean water. Dry them with paper towels and replace them on the stove.


Wipe up any spills with a damp cloth or sponge as soon as they happen to avoid a tough mess in the future.


Allow the stove top to cool before removing the drip pans.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrub sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Cloth
  • Paper towels
  • Window cleaner
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