Electric Range & Wall Oven - Cleaning Melted Plastic or Foil on Coil Surface Burners or Oven Elements

To remove melted plastic or foil from electric cooktop coil burners or oven elements, please follow the directions below:

  1. Turn on the range hood or vent that is above the range or cooktop.

  2. Turn the surface burner/Calrod® element on and let it warm up. Be careful to not warm up the burner/element too much or it may burn the utensil used to scrap off the melted plastic or foil.

  3. When the plastic or foil softens, gently scrape as much off as possible using a wooden spoon or spatula.

  4. Turn the burner or element on high and allow the rest of the plastic or foil to burn off.


To remove melted plastic from the interior oven liner we recommend service. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.