How can I clean my GE stove top burner and black stove cap???
Please help. I just purchased a GE Profile stainless steel stove with black stove caps. The stove caps are stained with something that I cannot clean with soap and water. Also the large burner appears to have burnt stains. All I did was boil corn on the stove top with the largest burner. I am very upset becuase the stove is only 3 weeks old. Do I have to replace the black cap or is it possioble to clean. I am leary about even using my stove now. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Joan
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Please add the make and model number of the stove. Modern gas stoves and ranges do not have a pilot light. They light the gas with an electric spark. On these models, there is a knob setting for "Light" which triggers the spark. If there is no A/C voltage to the stove, you can use a match or butane lighter to light the stove with care.
I've found that the ignition system can fail if the burner caps are not seated properly. Debris in the burner area can also lead to the ignition spark problems. If you take off the burner cap and head (for some models), the electrode will be visible. Clean off any carbon build up on the electrodes for better sparks.
Turn off the gas. Lift off the burner cap and the burner head from all remove the torx screws under each of the five burner heads then lift off he top. The picture on these two pages of the manual show where the screws are and what the stove looks like with the top off:
There are two metal brackets, thin ones, like little wires, one on each side, holding the stove top up. They are held in place by clicking toward you slightly when you life the stove top, push them back toward the wall slightly to release them.
I have used Bon Ami or Bar tenders Stainless steel cleaner (found in the section of Ajax or Comet Cleaner). Put some of the powder on soft cloth, wet it a little & scrub mark lightly; use clean rag w/water to clean off powder. Then use stainless steal spray cleaner (like the one found at Bath & Beyond) and rub in with soft cloth. I have found that the pull-out stainless steel cleaner wipes are too wet & just smear. Good luck
You might have cracked the electrode if you were scrubbing next to it, otherwise you might try taking a little sandpaper and scuffing off any residue on the top of the igniter and seeing if that does the trick. Good Luck!
Ray, sometimes the burners get gunked up. Remove the cap and burner and see if the small orifice that is located by the spark electrode is clogged. Clean it out with a paper clip. Make sure the burner cap has good contact with the burner. Catriver..post back.