How to Get Burnt Milk OFF Stove (Guide)

Stoves are undoubtedly a kitchen essential- cooking is practically impossible without them. But as much as we enjoy cooking (at least for people like me who enjoy cooking), cleaning up after cooking is not as enjoyable. It can be very frustrating, especially when you have to remove tough stains like burnt milk stains on your stovetop.

These stains are stubborn and difficult to get rid of. They can also damage your stovetop, change its appearance and make it look old and unattractive. As a preventive measure, it is always better to keep an eye on your stove when you are cooking or, in this case, boiling the milk; else, the milk will boil over, spill on your stovetop and make it messy.

But what if you already have a messy stovetop with burnt milk in your hands? How do you get burnt milk off stove? In this article, I will show you step-by-step how to get burnt milk off stove without damaging your stove.

NOTE: There are different ways to get burnt milk off stove, and this often depends on your type of stove, so you can apply the method that matches yours. 

How to Get Burnt Milk Off Stove – Step-By-Step

It is much easier to get burnt milk off a standard stove than a glass or ceramic stove, though there are more corners and crevices to deal with. Here’s how to get burnt milk off your standard stove.

Step 1 – Cool stove

Allow your stove to cool if you have just finished cooking.

Step 2 – Clean grates and burner tops

First, remove the grates/metal risers and burner tops. Then, fill your sink with warm water and add a cup of baking soda (you can use a bowl instead of a sink). Stir until the baking soda dissolves. Next, soak the burner tops and grates/risers in the water for about 45-60 minutes.

After soaking, remove them from the water, place them on your kitchen towel and let them air dry with the baking soda mixture still coating them. Afterward, rinse with your ordinary tap water while gently cleaning OFF the already loose food materials with paper towels.

Step 3 – Clean the stovetop

Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of 2 parts water, 1-part dish soap, and a few drops of vinegar. Spray the mixture on the stovetop, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, with a scouring pad, scrub the sprayed areas to remove the burnt milk. After scrubbing, use a damp kitchen napkin to wipe off any residue. When your stovetop is dry, replace the burner tops and grates/metal risers.

How to Get Burnt Milk OFF Ceramic Stovetop

Getting burnt milk OFF a ceramic stovetop is much easier since it has a smooth surface. However, glass and ceramic stovetops are delicate and can easily get scratched or damaged when you don’t use the appropriate cleaning method. 

Here are the steps to get burnt milk off the ceramic stovetop.

Step 1 – Cool stove

Allow your stove to cool if you have just finished cooking.

Step 2 – Prepare the cleaning paste

Pour some baking soda into a bowl and add a small amount of warm water while stirring to form a paste. 

Step 3 – Clean the stovetop

Mix some detergent with water until soapy, and clean the stovetop using a paper towel. Then, dry the stovetop off with a lint-free towel and apply the baking soda paste on the burnt milk on the stovetop and allow it to stay for about an hour. Then use a wooden/plastic spatula or scraper to remove the paste. 

Step 4 – Polish the stovetop to make it look new

After getting the burnt milk off your stovetop, you can finish up by polishing it to look as good as new. To do this, mix one-part white vinegar with two parts warm water. Dip a paper towel into the solution and carefully scrub your stovetop down with the towel. Finally, wipe down your stovetop with a damp, lint-free towel to remove the vinegar and any residue that may be left. Wait until the stovetop is completely dry before using it again.

How to Get Burnt Milk OFF Induction Hob

You can get burnt milk off induction hobby following the steps below.

Step 1 – Allow the induction hob to cool down if you recently cooked with it

Step 2 – Clean the hob

Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of two parts water, one-part dish soap, and a few drops of vinegar. Spray the mixture on the hob, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, with a scouring pad, scrub the sprayed areas to remove the burnt milk. After scrubbing, use a damp kitchen napkin to wipe OFF any residue. Wait until the hob is completely dry before using it again.

How to Get Burnt Food Off Glass Stovetop

Here are the steps to get burnt food off a glass stovetop.

Step 1 – Cool stove

Allow your stove to cool if you have just finished cooking.

Step 2 – Prepare the cleaning paste

Pour some baking soda into a bowl and add a small amount of warm water while stirring to form a paste. 

Step 3 – Clean the stovetop

Mix some detergent with water until soapy, and clean the stovetop using a paper towel. Then, dry the stovetop off with a lint-free towel and apply the baking soda paste on the burnt food on the stovetop and allow it to stay for at least 15 minutes. Then use a wooden/plastic spatula or scraper to remove the paste. 

Step 4 – Polish the stovetop to make it look new

After getting the burnt food off your stovetop, you can finish up by polishing it to look as good as new. To do this, mix one-part white vinegar with two parts warm water. Then, dip a paper towel into the solution and carefully scrub your stovetop down with the towel. Finally, wipe down your stovetop with a damp, lint-free towel to remove the vinegar and any residue that may be left. Wait until the stovetop is completely dry before using it again.

What Is the Best Way to Clean A Burnt Stovetop?

While you can use cleaning products like a magic eraser to clean your stovetop, the best way to clean a burnt stovetop is by using baking soda either on its own or with vinegar. In addition, baking powder effectively removes stains from kitchen utensils and equipment. 

To clean a burnt stove using baking soda, pour some baking soda into a bowl and add a small amount of warm water while stirring to form a paste. Next, mix some detergent with water until soapy, and clean the stovetop using a paper towel. Then, dry the stovetop off with a lint-free towel and apply the baking soda paste on the burnt stovetop and allow it to stay for at least 15 minutes. Remove the paste using a wooden/plastic spatula or scraper. 

After cleaning, you can then finish up by polishing your stovetop to look as good as new. To do this, mix one-part white vinegar with two parts warm water. Next, dip a paper towel into the solution and carefully scrub your stovetop down with the towel. Finally, wipe down your stovetop with a damp, lint-free towel to remove the vinegar and any residue that may be left. Wait until the stovetop is completely dry before using it again.

Can You Use Magic Eraser on Glass Stovetop?

Yes, you can use magic eraser on a glass stovetop. Magic eraser is safe to use on your glass stovetop since it can remove grease and food stains without scratching or damaging your stovetop. To remove stains on your glass stovetop using the magic eraser, wet the sponge, squeeze on the stain spots, and scrub gently until the stains are gone. Then, using a wet sponge, wipe off excess suds and let your stovetop dry.

Can You Use Easy Off on Glass Stovetop?

No, you cannot use Easy Off Oven Cleaner on a glass stovetop. As stated by the manufacturer, Easy Off Oven Cleaner is not suitable for glass stovetops as the harsh chemicals in it can damage the glass surface of your stovetop. 

Note: Before you clean your stove, take some time to review the owner’s manual or user guide to see if there are specific instructions for cleaning it.

Although it is not such an easy task to get burnt milk (or food, grease, etc.) off a stove, you should ensure that you don’t use the stove again until all of the burnt food is removed. If you use it without removing the burnt food, the heat will burn the food further and make it much more difficult to remove.

Having shown you how to get burnt milk off the stove and how to clean your stovetop generally, all you need to do is select the one most suited for your stovetop and start cleaning it without any fear of damaging it. Let me know how your cleaning goes; I’d love to hear your feedback.