So, you’ve got this gorgeous stainless steel cooktop that’s like the star of your kitchen, but darn, those annoying rainbow or heat stains have decided to crash the party. They’re like the uninvited guests who won’t leave! These stains seriously cramp your cooktop’s style, caused by a messy spill, high heat, or lousy cleaning.

But don’t sweat it! I am here to spill the beans on removing these stubborn marks to make your stainless steel cooktop look brand-spanking-new again.

Whether you’re a home chef extraordinaire or want your kitchen to shine, our simple steps and nifty tricks will help you kick those stains to the curb.

Say sayonara to rainbow/heat stain eyesores and hello to a gleaming, spotless cooktop.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of removing those pesky stains from your stainless steel beauty!

How to Remove Rainbow/Heat Stains From Stainless Steel Cooktop

To clean rainbow/heat stains from your stainless steel cooktop: 

  • First, allow the burner pans to cool down completely.
  • Second, use a lint-free or microfiber cloth and warm water to remove food stains.
  • To remove heat stains on stainless steel, make a thick paste with three parts baking soda and one part water.
  • Use a paper towel to apply to the stain (scrub in the same direction as the grain for a few minutes)
  • Wipe away any remaining residue with a clean, damp cloth or sponge
  • Dry with a clean, lint-free cloth
  • Finish by using Stainless Steel Polishing Wipes (follow packaging instructions)
  • Enjoy your sparkly, clean cooktop.

Heat Stain/ Rainbow Stain

baking soda + water paste

stain gone

restored to new!

Note: Always check your manual to get cleaning instructions from your stove’s manufacturer. 

How often do you clean stains from your stainless steel cooktop?