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How to Clean Burn Marks Off of a Stainless Steel Hob

Updated February 21, 2017

Overcooking food until it boils over is a common problem in the kitchen. A burn mark on a stainless steel hob should be tackled immediately after the cookware is removed and the hob surface is cooled. The burn mark will be more difficult to remove the longer it is left untreated. Abrasive cleaning compounds and scourers should be avoided when cleaning as these items will scratch the stainless steel surface. Remove all cookware items from the hob before tackling the burn mark.

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  1. Put on the rubber gloves. Cleaning a burn stain will be a messy job.

  2. Remove as much excess burnt food as possible. Pour hot water on the stain and wipe over with a nonabrasive cloth.

  3. Mix 3 tsp baking soda with 1/4 cup of hot water. Mix until you produce a paste.

  4. Dip a nonabrasive cloth into the baking soda mixture and wipe over the stain. The stain will lift after continuous wiping. Several cloths and additional baking soda paste may be required.

  5. Wipe over the cleaned surface with a nonabrasive cream oven cleaner to remove any residue.

  6. Tip

    Wipe stainless steel surfaces regularly after cooking to avoid burn stains.


    Do not use metal scrapers or abrasive scourers on stainless steel. The surface will be more susceptible to burns if it is scratched.

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Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Nonabrasive cloths
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • Oven cleaner

About the Author

Chris Simon began writing articles and fiction in 1988. His work has appeared in Science Fiction and Fantasy World Horror Writers U.K and "Flashlight."

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