STEP 2: CLEAN THE DRIP PANS
The process for cleaning your drip pans will depend on the type used for your oven: chrome or porcelain. Determine the type of drip bowl you have before cleaning to ensure proper care for your cookware.
CHROME DRIP BOWLS
A good stove drip pan cleaner for chrome drip bowls is simply liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner. Once cleaned, rinse the drip pans with clean water and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Alternatively, you can also create your own cleaning solution by mixing ½ cup of ammonia with one gallon of water. Soak the drip pans in the solution for 20 minutes, then scrub them with a stainless steel-wool pad. If needed, you can use a mildly abrasive cleanser and a wet scouring pad to target stubborn spots before drying thoroughly.
PORCELAIN DRIP BOWLS
If your stovetop has porcelain drip bowls, these drip pans can usually be cleaned in a dishwasher. You can also wash them by hand with liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner before rinsing with water and drying with a soft, lint-free cloth. Whichever method you choose, be sure the drip pans are completely dry after cleaning.