Plastic bag melted onto still-hot burner--help!
I accidentally placed a plastic ziploc bag onto an electric burner that hadn't cooled down yet. I did manage to pry/peel/scrape off about 90% of the plastic after the burner cooled down enough, but there are still smallish bits hanging onto the coils. Any suggestions for removing them? I don't want to ruin any cookware by using this when there are still pieces of plastic on it.
Years ago, I placed a plastic bowl (generic tupperware type) of pancake batter on one electric burner and turned on the burner under the skillet. Or so I though. The bottom of the bowl started smoking. I snatched it away. The bottom of the bowl stayed on the burner, the rest of the bowl came away and pancake batter went everywhere. What a mess.
I ended up turning the burner back on and scraping the melted plastic off with a metal spatula as it heated up. This was a coil shaped electric burner. No permanent harm done. Except to the bowl. ;-)