Mary asked: How do I remove a melted magnet from an oven door? I put two soft magnets, the kind that businesses give away, on my oven door. I tried to remove both magnets recently and found they had both melted to the surface. One is on the door, and the other is next to the dial for the stove. The paper part will peel off, but the black magnet part is seriously stuck. How can I remove these without damaging the oven? I am concerned because I am renting, and this is not my oven. Thank you!
The only way to remove a melted magnet from an oven door is to mechanically remove it. It’s unlikely that a cleaning product will simply wipe it away. Use a great deal of caution and precision with this technique for best results.
You Will Need:
- Razor Blade Scraper
- Appliance Touch Up Paint
- Super Fine 0000 Steel Wool
Steps to Remove the Magnet:
- Preheat the oven to your normal cooking temperature. The heat may help “unglue” the magnet, but be careful not to burn yourself on the hot metal.
- Use the razor blade scraper to carefully pry the magnet away from the oven. Use extreme caution, as it could easily slip which may result in a nasty cut. To avoid cuts, kneel on a chair, leaning over the back, so the chair is between you and the oven, and your legs are out of the danger zone. For higher magnets, scrape pushing away from your body.
- Once you’ve pried most of the magnet off, use the super fine steel wool to scrape away any remaining bits.
- Allow the oven to cool completely.
- Use appliance touch up paint to repair any nicks or spots in the paint that were made during the removal process.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Follow the directions on the touch up paint. Make sure the appliance has cooled as long as necessary (per the label) to ensure a good repair.