Electric Range Cleaning Drip Pans and Trim Rings

Cleaning methods for gray porcelain drip pans with separate chrome trim rings:

  • Wash with soap and water
  • Clean in the dishwasher
  • The ammonia procedure below can be used as well.

Cleaning methods for one-piece black shiny or one-piece gray porcelain drip pans:

  • Wash with soap and water
  • Clean in the dishwasher
  • For heavy soil, a soap filled scouring pad can also be used.
  • These pans can also be cleaned in the self-cleaning oven, but will lose their original shine and luster. After cleaning in the self-clean oven, rinse off the white residue with water and wipe them dry.

To remove heavy soil from one and two piece drip pans:

  1. Put the drip pan and 1/4 cup of ammonia into a plastic bag or container. (The fumes will soften the soil.)
  2. Allow the pan/ring to soak overnight.
  3. Remove the pan/ring from the bag and rinse thoroughly and polish with a soft cloth.
  4. Caution: Be aware of the strong fumes when opening the bag.


  • Both types of drip pans are acid resistant; however, any acids (fruit juices, tomato, or vinegar) should not be permitted to remain on the finish.
  • Do not attempt to clean chrome drip pans or trim rings in the self-cleaning oven. They will warp and discolor.