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« on: September 07, 2005 11:29:12 AM »

I want to cover the saucers under the burners on my electric stove with a more sustainable (and better looking) material than aluminum foil. Any ideas?

Also, does anyone know how to make burner covers for when the stove isn't in use? Or maybe someone has made a cover for the entire stove top, thus creating more work space?

Any and all suggestions appreciated! Thank you!  Kiss
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005 06:41:35 PM »

I'm not sure what you are talking about, with the saucers under the burners?  Dummy, I know.  As far as creating a top for the stove, perhaps a wood top cut to the right size?  Then you could paint, decoupage, etc.  It shouldn't be too expensive, and you may even be able to curb find it or find something at a thrift.  In the same vein, maybe a large piece of tin or tile, or even a large plastic top (think tupperware lid).  It shouldn't matter as long as you take it off when you turn the stove on, lol.  To cover the burners themselves, look for interesting platters or pots and pan lids at the thrift.  You wouldn't have a work surface, but you could accessorize on the platters and easily move and clean them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005 04:28:25 AM »

Aluminum foil might be the only easily removable metal to put there... We don't have aluminum foil on ours; you just have to remove them and clean them every once in a while.

I think a wood top is a great idea- Then you could decoupage something that matches your kitchen decor, or you could paint it the color you wanted.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005 07:42:10 AM »

Here is a cheap idea for burner covers----cake pans you paint to match your decor. The burner covers that are for sale are kind of cheesy, so if you go with the cake pans, you can do your own designs. I would hesitate to use wood as a cover simply because if the burners are still hot you could have a fire hazard. As far as the saucers go, they make teflon replacement ones that wipe up soooo easy.I always used foil for mine, though. It was just easier to keep it clean that way.Doesn't look great, but does the job.
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005 09:12:24 AM »

Honorhappy, Katiekat82 & Kewlchik: Thanks so much for all of your great suggestions!
Since the kitchen is tiny, I really like the idea of making more work space on the stove top. I'm considering a wood cover that could double as a chopping board.
And I think I'll finally buckle and look for the teflon saucer/drip pan replacements. The ones I have are gross.
I really appreciate your responses!  Grin
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2006 04:15:27 PM »

Hi, I need burner covers too so I have been looking in every room of the house to find something round... ALAS!! the lid to the round cookie tin that my son won at a bingo game fits PERFECTLY (circumference AND height!) over the small burners. Now, just to find three more!! If you just happen to have some of these tins (think cookies, candies, popcorn, etc.) try the lids and then decorate or not.
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