Electric Range Burner Care Tips
|If you have an electric range, chances are that your burners are in need of some care and consideration. More often than not, people who own electric ranges often forget to change up, clean, and care for all of the individual burners. Don't worry though – at Frigidaire, we're here to remind you of some of the best ways for care for your electric range so that you can keep it working for many years to come. Not sure where to begin? Follow this simple list of tips for keeping your range running at its best: |
1.) First off, take a look at your electric range burners. Do they look like they're in need of a good cleaning? Give each electric range burner and drip pan a good scrubbing to clear out all of that cooked on gunk. A cleaning alone could indeed improve the performance of your burners.
2.) Next, take a look at your range knobs. Do they feel greasy or look dull? Take them off and let them soak to get off all of that cooking residue. While they're soaking, take a look at each knob's connection. Inspect each to see if there are any cracks, dents, bends, or other imperfections that could make turning on your range a hassle.
3.) Take some time to heat up each electric range burner and inspect it. Is it glowing red evenly? Are there spots that are glowing hotter than others? Are there areas that are completely dark all together? Uneven heating can be a major problem for your electric range burner, not to mention your pots and pans. In most cases, damaged cookware is the result of uneven heating. Make sure you aren't burning up your pans by replacing your unevenly heated electric range burner or by examining the contacts to which it plugs into.
4.) When it comes to testing the contacts of each burner, that's best left up to a professional. You don't want to risk electrocution or other hazard. Once you find out whether or not it's the contacts, you'll know what to do next. If it is the contacts causing uneven heating, be sure to replace them. If it's not, it may just be a problem with the individual electric range burner, which will have to be replaced. That's it. It's that simple.
5.) Keep up with regular cleanings and always take notice of how your range is eating both on the stove top and in the oven. If you notice any uneven heating, it's best to stop cooking and start looking at ways to fix the problem. You don't want to risk it!