How to remove aluminum scratches

Old 04-24-05, 07:45 AM
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How to remove aluminum scratches

I have a Kenmore electric stove with a glass cook top. I was doing a lot of cooking yesterday with multiple pans, and lifted a big frying pan off the front burner and slid a big aluminum stock pot (1/2 full of water) onto the burner. I later discovered 3 aluminum-colored scratches on the glass surface. It doesn't feel rough like it scratched the surface, I think it just left some aluminum behind.

Any ideas how I can remove this? The cooktop cleaner didn't do anything.

Old 04-24-05, 05:27 PM
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Hey, the surface you would like to clean is glass right? I supose you could whip out some of the harsher stuff then, like oven cleaner or CLR. Just don't use an abrasive scrubber and read the labels of the cleaner to be sure it won't harm the glass. Also, if there is any paint (i.e. brand emblem, temperatures, any other markings) Easy Off will ruin it. Personally, I'd leave the scratches be, they come off as battle scars and are more a mark of the glory of your cooking than a symbol of your disgrace (of not being able to clean it off). But I often find Easy Off does a tremendous job on my glass hot water kettle. If it's that important to you, it may be worth a shot.

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