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Range - Cleaning Drip Pans and Trim Rings

Electric Range Drip Pans
(Gas Range information is listed below)


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

  • Wash with soap and water
  • Clean in the dishwasher
  • These pans can also be cleaned in the Self-Cleaning Oven. (After cleaning in the self-clean oven, rinse off the white residue with water and wipe them dry.)
  • 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
  • To remove heavy soil from drip pans (also works on trim rings) follow these steps:


    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.


    Note: Be aware of the strong fumes when opening the bag.

  • 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.
Note: Both types are acid resistant, however, any acids (fruit juices, tomato, or vinegar) should not be permitted to remain on the finish.

Cleaning Methods for gas range removable porcelain drip pans:

Note: Do not clean in a self-cleaning oven. This will damage the pans.

  • Wash with soap and water
  • Clean in the dishwasher
  • To remove heavy soil follow these steps:
    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.


    Note: Be aware of the strong fumes when opening the bag.

  • For heavy soil, a soap filled scouring pad can also be used.
Cleaning Methods for gas range nonremovable drip pans:
  • Wash with soap and water
  • For heavy soil, soap filled scouring pads or cleansing powders can be used.