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Those aluminium rings around the gas burners on a gas hob - aaarrrggghhh

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hippiPOTTERami Thu 26-Jul-07 10:46:18

I had a new hob fitted two months ago. Despite frequent cleaning, the aluminium rings surrounding each gas burner has brown tarnished patches on it. I have tried every cleaner on the market, nothing will shift it.
Can anyone help please? Any suggestions, I am willing to try anything, I promised dh I would keep this hob looking nice, and already I am failing [sob]

bundle Thu 26-Jul-07 10:47:19

why did you make that promise? doesn't metal get tarnished when it's heated up? what terrible thing will happen if they stay tarnished?

KTeePee Thu 26-Jul-07 11:06:16

Have you tried the Astonish cream cleaner - you need to use a bit of elbow grease as well but it worked on mine - or try oven cleaner on them if that doesn't work?

LIZS Thu 26-Jul-07 11:15:14

Remove them and soak in hot water with ajax or bio washing powder then rub. Use Peek polish(Robert dyas ) to shine them up.

hippipotami Thu 26-Jul-07 11:23:09

LOL bundle - I made the promise because I really really really wanted a new hob/oven package as part of our kitchen revamp. Nothing terrible will happen, but I don't like the way it looks. To add insult to injury - my mum has had the same gas hob for 5 years, cooks daily, and her rings are still sparkeling! (and when I asked her how she kept them so clean the answer was to wipe them immediately after cooking. Nope, immediately after cooking I eat dinner!)

Some great suggestions to try - thanks guys!

WendyWeber Thu 26-Jul-07 11:35:55

Mine never sparkled in the first place - are you sure hers are aluminium?

FWIW when the OvenU man came to do my oven he said if eh did the hob the rings would come up sparkling but I don't think he can have come across aluminium ones before - they came out worse than before

Those harsh green scouring pads will do quite a good job of shifting the brown bits after a good soak, but they will never sparkle - aluminium just doesn't. (IME & HO!)


bookthief Thu 26-Jul-07 11:46:08

Cif cream with bleach and scrub HARD with a scourer.

MamaG Thu 26-Jul-07 11:47:11

have you tried making a paste using bicarb?

yeahinaminute Thu 26-Jul-07 12:08:27

I run a cleaning / supplies company - and I have to say the best way to get them clean - and we've seen some mingers ( think Student flats !!) is a strong solution of bio washing powder take them off - soak them while you get on with something else then a damn good rub down with a scourer !!!

bundle Thu 26-Jul-07 12:12:09


if you don't cook on it at all it will stay really shiny.

does anyone get the feeling that life is really too short for this kind of angst? I mean, you're not going to get cholera off it and you could actually be doing something you enjoy instead

bookthief Thu 26-Jul-07 13:34:42

yes yes yes but when it's your new cooker and your old one was really, really manky (not casting aspersions here hippi, obv just referring to myself ) it's somewhat disheartening when the shiny newness lasts approximately the length of time it takes to let a pan boil over .

southeastastra Thu 26-Jul-07 13:35:24

i use wire wool and it gleams (i love to clean the oven)

MamaG Thu 26-Jul-07 13:50:21

freak sea!

SanetJvv Thu 26-Jul-07 13:53:45

Ovenpride. leave it overnight. good as new.

southeastastra Thu 26-Jul-07 13:54:22

i know but it's so satisfying

hippipotami Thu 26-Jul-07 14:05:36

bookthief - we are on the same wavelenght!
bundle, I know I know, but it is new, and I promised myself, and now it is raining and I have nothing else to do (dc are happily playing) so I thought I would tackle my hobrings....
At least in the chaos that is my house I can proudly say I have clean hobrings

Not sure what my mums ovenrighs are made out of - her cooker is a Smeg, so no doubt something posh and stainfree!

Actually bundle - you may be onto something regards the non-cooking, do you think dh will go for that one?

Bellseybub Wed 27-Jan-16 18:26:45

The metal disposable scoring pads have bicarbonate of soda and are by far the best I've found. If you scrub and leave the solution on for a while, it really does help smile

Queenbean Wed 27-Jan-16 18:29:27

The OP has probably got their oven clean now.... 9 years later!!!

Wombatinabathhat Wed 27-Jan-16 18:38:03


NoMilkNoSugar Mon 01-Feb-16 22:06:41

Don't put them in the dishwasher, I absolutely ruined mine. They stayed silver with scrubbing, but the dishwasher took all the silver off leaving a shitty matte grey colour.

sujata1234 Sat 21-Jan-17 03:45:29

I want to know the difference between the Aluminium burner and Brass burner.

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