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Stained Backsplash or Riser

Topics:

  • Gas Range currently has island trim and the tile behind the unit is staining
  • Will a riser vent forward more than the 5" to help prevent future tile staining?
  • How to you clean discoloration of the riser?
  • Why does the riser have burn marks on it?
  • Discolored back splash or scorch marks on riser

Answer:

To Prevent Staining

Risers elevate oven exhaust higher up the back wall to the ventilation hood.

  • Any tile staining is likely from high heat from the back burners, as well from the oven exhaust, especially if only using island trim against the wall.
  • Tile or riser can be hot to the touch when the oven or surface burners are in use.
  • A 5", 10", or 20" riser can help prevent tile staining; however, it is possible that the riser itself may stain.

To Remove Staining from Stainless Steel

Penny Brite® is recommended for removing burn marks from stainless steel risers and is available as cookware cleaner in most home goods stores.

  • It is the same product used to clean burn marks from pots and pans and is sold under many brand names.
  • Always wipe Penny Brite® with the direction of the stainless steel grain to avoid scratches.

See also:

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.

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