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Having an electric stove comes with no shortage of pros but there is also a wide range of cons. Stains and burn marks are tricky to handle on electric stoves. Or, so we thought.

Apparently, to get rid of stains and burn marks on electric stoves is totally possible. The secret is in two simple, everyday items: distilled vinegar and baking soda.

To get started, sprinkle some baking soda on top of the electric stove. Then, carefully (but generously) pour some distilled vinegar on top of it.

Photo:: YouTube / A Polkadot Mom

Next, take a towel and submerge it in hot water. Wring out all of the excess water and drape the towel over the stove, allowing it to sit for at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, you can grab a brush to wipe away the stains and burn marks. Some light scrubbing may be required, but you shouldn’t need too much elbow grease.

Photo:: YouTube / A Polkadot Mom

Finally, use a damp cloth to clean up the remaining mess.

If you’re looking for a substitute to use in place of distilled vinegar, you can try fresh lemon juice instead.

If you decide to use the lemon juice rather than vinegar, you can repeat all of the same steps as above. Lemon juice and vinegar are both rich in acids that are conducive to breaking down the stains.

As soon as the process is complete, you are going to be able to enjoy an electric stove that looks the same as it did when you brought it home.

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