How to clean stove burners with dishwasher tablets

Cleaning stove burners with dishwasher tablets is a clever hack! Here’s a step-by-step guide:


  • Dishwasher tablets
  • Ziplock plastic bags (large enough to fit the burners)
  • Warm water
  • Dishwashing gloves
  • Sponge or scrub brush
  • Towel or paper towels


  1. Remove Burners:
    • Carefully remove the stove burners from the stove. If possible, refer to your stove’s manual for instructions on how to safely remove the burners.
  2. Wipe Away Loose Debris:
    • Use a dry paper towel or a brush to remove any loose debris or food particles from the burners.
  3. Fill Ziplock Bags:
    • Place each burner in a separate Ziplock plastic bag. If your burners are too large, you may need to cut the dishwasher tablet in half.
  4. Add Dishwasher Tablets:
    • Place one dishwasher tablet in each bag with a burner. Make sure the tablet comes in contact with the surface of the burner.
  5. Add Warm Water:
    • Pour enough warm water into each bag to fully submerge the burners and dissolve the dishwasher tablet.
  6. Seal Bags:
    • Seal the Ziplock bags tightly, ensuring that no air can escape.
  7. Soak Overnight:
    • Allow the burners to soak overnight or for at least 6-8 hours. This soaking process will help break down grease and grime.
  8. Wear Gloves:
    • Put on dishwashing gloves to protect your hands from any residue or cleaning solution.
  9. Remove Burners:
    • Carefully remove the burners from the bags after the soaking period.
  10. Scrub Gently:
    • Use a sponge or scrub brush to gently scrub away any remaining residue. The dishwasher tablet should have loosened the grime, making it easier to clean.
  11. Rinse:
    • Rinse the burners thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
  12. Dry:
    • Pat the burners dry with a towel or let them air dry completely before placing them back on the stove.
  13. Inspect and Reassemble:
    • Inspect the burners to ensure they are clean and free of any residue. Reassemble and place them back on the stove.

Your stove burners should now be clean and ready to use. This method is effective in breaking down grease and grime, and the dishwasher tablets contain ingredients that help with cleaning.