Cleaning Burner Drip Pans

Thrifty is Knifty

A homemaker in the 1940s had to be thrifty due to rations and war. Now we live in a world where EVERYTHING is throw away.

I laughed to myself the other day because my grandmother (who I adored) was so thrifty. She washed out her Ziploc bags that weren’t too messy (like if they contained something like crackers.)

So, I looked at my burner drip pans, and they were gross. I am embarrssed to show you all. I didn’t want to spend $20 on new ones, yet, I didn’t want to scrub for hours on end.

Burner drip pan before

I found a way to preserve them! Now they may not ever be perfect again, but they will look much better. It wasn’t much work either to clean those disgusting burner drip pans.

Burner drip pan after


Leave one burner drip pan in, remove the rest. Throw them right into a large stock pot.

Burner drip pan cleaner

Dump about 1/4 cup of washing soda or baking soda into the pot. (You should always have both baking and washing soda around. Very useful. Check out my cleaning supply list.) Cover with water.

Bring to a boil on high for about 45 minutes. Remove from the water and scrub the stubborn spots with a brillo pad. (I scrubbed them for less than 3 minutes a piece and they were very clean.) Then put them all back and clean the last one.

Burner drip pan after

Voila, ladies. You won’t have go worry about any one judging your stove cleanliness (mother in laws???) for the Christmas Season. One less thing to worry about, right?

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