The burner pans and rings on your stove can get grungy really fast, especially if you have kids doing some of their own cooking. But rather than replacing them when they start getting grungy, you can clean them.
If they aren’t that dirty, you can pop them right into the dishwasher. Unfortunately, if there are burned on food stains, the dishwasher won’t cut it.
First, determine which element is the cleanest out of the four. This is the one you’ll want to use to put a large pot of water on to boil. Remove the pans and rings from the other stove elements, and place them into the pot of water.
Bring a pot of water to a boil, then add about half a cup of dishwasher detergent. Allow the water to boil for about 10 minutes, then using tongs carefully remove the pans and rings from the water, setting them on a clean dishcloth. Allow them to cool slightly then use a sponge to simply wipe off the grunge, which should now come off easily. Then the place them back on the elements.