Unless you live in a dorm room or studio apartment with no kitchen, you probably have a stove. And if you cook at all, you’ve likely experienced oil splatters, sauce spills, and food crumbles making a mess of your stovetop. Cleaning stove burners can be frustrating, no matter if you have a tough-to-clean electric stove or deep gas burners with nooks and grooves. We’ve researched and found several different stove burner covers to cover your range and keep it clean.
Why buy stove burner covers?
Stove burner covers keep your burners on your range covered, preventing messes before they start. They’re great at preventing splatter messes from cooking and are also useful for keeping dust, crumbs, and hair off of your stovetop burners. Some are great for providing stable space to put a hot pan, too.
What should you consider in stove burner covers?
- Stove Type: Do you have a gas or electric stove? It’s important to look for stove burner covers designed for your cooking range. For example, a metal burner cover won’t work with an electric stove. They’d just slide around.
- Size: It’s not a one-size-fits-all world when it comes to stove burners. There are some standards but just as many diversions. So, measure your stove burners first. Then, take a gander at your options.
- Look: You may think that stove cover burners are supposed to meet the one need: coverage. But there are various models out there. Do a little browsing, and you’ll find burner covers that serve as cutting boards, burners made of durable and thick fiberglass, and covers meant to give your kitchen a little flair.
How do you properly clean your stove burner covers?
Stove burner covers are made from many different materials and are therefore different when it comes to cleaning. Some are disposable, many are hand washable, and some are even dishwasher safe. It’s best to read the manufacturer’s directions carefully before cleaning your covers. Also pay attention to if you can use them while actually cooking, as some models must be removed before turning the burner on, and some models are meant to be used while cooking.
DCS Deals Drip Pans
These disposable drip pans allow you to cook any messy meals you'd like without having to scrub the hot crevices of your gas stove after.
Pros: One thing we love about these disposable covers is that they’re easy to install on your stovetop. They’re a great barrier for burnt-on stains and also keep grease out of the crannies of your gas stovetop. And they’re easy to dispose of when you’re done with them.
Cons: They are a little thin and need to be changed frequently.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for stovetop covers that can be tossed in the recycle bin, keeping cleaning at a minimum, these may be the ones for you. Considering you get 100 in a pack, they’re a fantastic value. And unlike some other similar products, these don’t catch fire.
Miles Kimball Marble Burner Covers Set of 2
Create extra counter space in a snap with these two sleek stovetop covers designed to complement modern countertops.
Pros: We love how easy these stovetop covers are to clean. Spills come right off. They’re great for resting hot cookie sheets on since they lay flat. And the marble pattern adds a touch of color, charm, and style to your space.
Cons: Some buyers found the measurements a little off.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for two long stove top covers for your gas range, consider this stylish option. They’re functional and lightweight and create additional counter space.
YRYM HT Stove Burner Covers
These gas stovetop covers are customizable, food-safe, and dishwasher-friendly.
Pros: Cutting and installing these customizable stovetop covers takes very little time or effort. They’re lightweight yet stand up to big splatters and hot messes. And you can easily toss them into the dishwasher for cleanup, then just as easily reinstall them.
Cons: These stovetop covers may melt. Also, they are not as aesthetically pleasing as some other options.
Bottom Line: Do you want stovetop covers that are easy to clean? These may be a great option for you. The customizable sizing of these covers is great for old-fashioned stoves as well as modern appliances. And if you don’t have a dishwasher, these are just as easy to wipe down with soap and water.
Reston Lloyd Electric Stove Burner Covers, Set of 4
These vintage-style stove burner covers are perfect for your modern electric range.
Pros: These burners are true to size. The set of four comes with two larger and two smaller burner covers, as many stoves are designed that way. The vintage white is really nice and neutral. They’re also lightweight and easy to wipe clean.
Cons: Because these are made of tin, they can easily dent or bend. They’re not meant to be used when the burners are still hot or underneath hot pans.
Bottom Line: Vintage lovers, these may be the best stovetop covers for you. They fit perfectly and protect your stove from dust and hair when your stove burner is not in use. They’re so pretty that they’re perfect for food photography or real estate staging.
Range Kleen 550 Stainless Steel Round Burner Kovers, Set of 4
With two sizes to cover your front and rear burners, these stainless steel range burner covers are simple yet elegant and easy to clean.
Pros: These stainless steel stovetop covers have a sleek and modern look. They also act as a somewhat level surface for additional counter space. And, of course, they protect your other burners from splatters, spills, dust, and dirt when you’re cooking on an uncovered one. Since they’re stainless steel, they hold up to lots of use and look good in most kitchens.
Cons: You can see smudges and fingerprints on these burner covers.
Bottom Line: If you’re in the market for stove burner covers, these are a great stainless steel option. They fit most stovetops perfectly, and they’re a great value.
Adding stovetop covers saves you tons of time and headache scrubbing messes off of your stovetop and out of the nooks and crannies of your burners. Many are made to be easy to clean, with messes wiping away easily. They can also add extra counter space or a touch of elegance to your kitchen.