I am a CNA for a home health agency and one of my
clients left a bag of frozen
veggies on the glass top stove and it
mellted any ideas how to get the plastic
I'd use MEK after getting most of it off with the heat and razor blade
approach. MEK will dissolve the plastic and should have no effect on the
glass / ceramic top. I don't think acetone will do anything to most
Also, let the surface cool again before using any type of solvent on the
remaining residue. If it's hot it can of course catch on fire, but even
if it doesn't it will evaporate too fast to be useful if it's hot.
Those bags are polyethylene, so MEK won't dissolve it. It will however
wreck just about any other plastic or paint finish in the kitchen, so
don't use it. The razor blade will scratch the hell out of that shiny,
expensive tempered-glass surface, so unless you know what you're doing,
don't go crazy with that approach either.
I'd try a dishcloth dampened with one of those orange cleaners. Wet it
good (but not dripping) then lay it over the plastic. Cover that with
some foil or plastic to slow down evaporation and let it sit overnight.
If that doesn't work try a buffing wheel with some damp baking soda as
the "compound". You want to get at the soft plastic without scratching
the much harder glass.
Go to the local hardware store and get a scraper with a razor blade in it.
This is what is reccommended for a cook top
I have one and have had to scrape things off that have melted on such as
styro foam plates, plastic strainers wrappers from packages. One probably
came in the care kit instructions when they purchased it.
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