what's your take on lining your stove top

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I've never done it but I guess it's a good idea for when I'm doing a heavy duty frying. I wouldn't leave it lined with foil because I don't like how it looks but for a one time job I might do it.
 
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Besides looking really tacky?

It can damage modern electric and gas burners that have heat sensors built into the element/burner assembly. It reflects to much heat back up into the burner. Or it can block the sensor so you lose burner control...
 
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That's kind of a broad statement. You have to be talking about a typical home gas range with sealed burners, I can't think of any other where that would be possible. (They do make liners for the pans under electric surface elements).
If gas is what you have I can't think of any advantage, only more trouble than it's worth going around the burners and all. The grates should lift off and cleaning the pan underneath with cleaner and a rag takes a few minutes.
 
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But then I know people who put aluminum foil over their barbecue grates so they won't have to clean them... :emoji_confounded:
 
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yup it kinda looks tacky but hey .... a lot easier on clean up :) i use the stove a lot and tyme save from cleaning... i'll take it :)
 
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You don't say what kind of stove you have and as has been pointed out it could be more of a problem than just looking tacky. There could be safety concerns. It's not a good idea to mess with how stoves are built and if new what you are doing probably would void the warranty.
 
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Exactly! In fact read the owners manual, I bet it says DO NOT LINE THE BURNER BOWL !
 
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Back on topic:
I do not really see any problems with lining the stove if you have a simple on/off gas stove with no electonices/electrics.
Except: you'll be creating more rubbish......
It's not so difficult to clean the top of the stove. Probably easier and quicker than lining it.
 
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butzy butzy I’m with you there. I simply sprinkle on some baking soda and spray white vinegar on it and let that sit there for a little while. Everything just wipes off and there’s no waste and no fumes.
 
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butzy butzy I simply sprinkle on some baking soda and spray white vinegar on it and let that sit there for a little while. Everything just wipes off and there’s no waste and no fumes.

I had to think about that a little bit. A base and an acid? So I Googled it.

"How many times have you seen an ingenious solution on Pinterest touting the magical cleaning properties of baking soda and vinegar? The key is to use these two agents separately, not together — or you'll end up with nothing.

Why: Baking soda is basic, vinegar is acidic. When you put them together you get mostly water and sodium acetate. But really just mostly water.

The worst that could happen: you could waste your time cleaning your entire kitchen or bathroom using a solution that doesn't do anything at all."
 
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