Cleaning a Burnt Milk Stain from a Black Ceramic Stove Top

cleaning a burnt milk stain from a black ceramic stove top

How to Clean a Burnt Milk Stain


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Tip #1: Thank you at this website for all your suggestions on removing burnt milk from a black ceramic stove top. It may save my marriage.


My wife (the kitchen queen, who normally doesn’t allow me to set foot within her kingdom, or…er…queendom; i.e. the kitchen) leaves town for 2 weeks.


Day 1: I’m boiling milk to make oatmeal, and somehow lose sight of the operation, and milk boils over onto her NEW black ceramic stove top. NOTHING cleans it off.


My bartender friend tells me to use fresh-squeezed lemon juice and vinegar. The result: NADA. I come to this web site and learn about Mr. Clean Magic something-or-other. YAHOO!! My local grocery store has it in stock — and I bring it home and give it a try!


This is day 3 — and it seems to be working, as long as I also apply a good bit of elbow grease. I DARE not use anything that will leave a scratch.


Little by little, with each application, and alternating with my bartender’s solution (lemon and vinegar) – the milk stain is starting to disappear.


Thank you Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – and thank you, internet. Fortunately, I still have a week to make it disappear — and save my marriage!…Patrick


Tip #2: I have found that when you moisten the stovetop and use a razor blade at a 45 degree angle, the toughest burnt on crud scrapes right off and all you need is a damp sponge afterward.


Also, Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser really is magic! I don’t clean without him anymore…Sara


Tip #3: I was just on this site, because I burned milk and butter onto my ceramic stove top and COULD NOT remove it with my cerama brite.


I took the advice about the razor and then used my Cerama Bryte afterward, and my stove top looks like new. It is definitely the way to go. This site is awesome, I thought that my stove top was ruined…Cathy


Tip #4: A paste of baking soda and water also works well. It takes a bit of work but if you let it sit on the mess for a few minutes first, it’s a little easier.


Just use your fingers or a washcloth to rub it in. I have to do this regularly when my husband has been in the kitchen!!…Summer


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3 Comments on "Cleaning a Burnt Milk Stain from a Black Ceramic Stove Top"

  1. My husband is a neatfreak, so when I made him oatmeal to cover the next few days and the milk boiled over onto the black ceramic cooktop and could not be wiped clean, I freaked out. I covered the burner over with a pan so he wouldn’t see it and I tried to clean it when he went out briefly. Looked online and saw the Magic Eraser solution and it worked amazingly well. I think he would have thrown quite the hissy fit if he had seen it. No good deed goes unpunished!!!


  2. Kathy Fitzpatrick’s comment was hilarious!

    This morning, I actually walked out of the kitchen while I was heating milk for rice cereal and another pot for oatmeal. Of course, I totally forgot I was cooking and started doing some other task. Imagine my shock when that sizzling sound prompted me to remember I was cooking! By the time I reached the stove milk had burned across two burners!!! The horror! I did a quick Google search on how to remove burned on milk and found this website. After reading the second tip, my feeling of panic increased because I didn’t have a scrubber, razor blade, lemon juice or vinegar! I decided to sprinkle on baking soda, let it sit for a few minutes, then with a slightly damp bunch of paper towels started scrubbing. I was AMAZED at how easily the burnt milk loosened up! After wiping the cooktop down with another clean cloth I finished reading this blog post. Then I saw others who found success using baking soda! Thanks all!


  3. Good God Almighty!! You just KNOW that no woman had anything at ALL to do with the invention of the beautiful black glass stovetop. There Oscar ENTIRELY too much work involved in keeping it clean and shiny. No, THIS particular invention has all the earmarks of testosterone! No American woman worth her salt in Ajax would EVER, in a gazillion years take us back to the 40’s/50’s to where we had to get in our hands and knees to clean the kitchen floor!! The single edge razor is king, err, Queen in MY book. Like the poor man ahead of me with the scalded milk for oatmeal, one of our small saucepans is apparently of inferior quality and every day, when I prepare my oatmeal, I can literally be standing RIGHT BESIDE the stove and it bubbles up and over in nanoseconds! It’s happened at least a dozen times. Anyway, just glad to know not alone. I comforted!


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