If you have an older stove with electric burner coils, instead of a flat top or gas stove, you still need to clean those, and it’s really important especially after you build anything onto the burner directly. It is easy to accidentally overflow something you’re cooking on the stove and it drops onto the electric burner coils, and it will proceed to burn every time you used your burners and tell you cleaned it.
It is pretty easy to clean those electric burner coils though, you don’t even need any fancy cleaners to do it.
First, make sure that your stovetop is completely cold. The electric burners take a lot longer to cool down than you might suspect they do so ensure that they are cold before you start cleaning. So a good time to do this is first thing in the morning before you’ve used your stove.
Next, and either a bulb or sink, you want to mix hot water with regular dishwashing detergent. Use a soft dishcloth, and using the hot water and dish soap, scrub the coils to remove any burned on food.
It’s important you don’t use any kind of abrasive sponge or scrubber because you don’t want to damage the coils. Then, using fresh water, go over the elements once more so that you can remove any residue from the soap from cleaning. Allow to dry, and your stovetop is ready for use once more.