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How do you get the black off the composite shelves

Just joined and Hatched my LBGE last month. Was wondering if anyone knows the best way to clean my composite shelves, since they already have black coloured stripes on them from setting my ash tool down and wiping with a towel. Seems a shame since they used to look so nice before.
Brampton, Ontario


  • TSP works pretty good. my egg caught fire and was all black and nasty. Cleaned up good as new with TSP

  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 603
    Simple Green or Green Machine works for me like a charm....


    Large BGE


  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited May 2013
    Is TSP safe for the plastic?
    Don't want to damage them.

    Brampton, Ontario

  • ReldtiCDN said:
    Is TSP safe for the plastic?
    Don't want to damage them.

    yes but read the label first. Simple green is a great degreaser and you don't have to mix. 

  • Haws72688Haws72688 Posts: 40
    I was having this same issue for a while.  I've been using barkeepers friend on them with excellent results.  No corrosion from it for me thus far.
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • skellis614skellis614 Posts: 64
    Try Dawn Power Dissolver. Works great!
    LBGE, Burgeoning Accessories
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,556
    409 works great


    Boerne, TX

    Another vote for Simple Green....the stuff works great for cleaning your composite shelves.

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Take them off and bring them to a sheet metal shop and have them covered with stainless steel.
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 566
    They are pretty durable. I've used soft scrub. Is simple green the all natural cleaner that smells like oranges? That does work too.
  • TonyATonyA Posts: 566
  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    Thanks for the suggestions I'll try a few to see which works best.
    Brampton, Ontario

  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,736
    Simple Green for me and it works great.


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  • StevStev Posts: 36

    I  used oven cleaner which worked pretty good. This time I let it go a little too long and the results were poor. I used electric parts cleaner and rinsed it with bleach and cold water and it looks brand new.


  • StevStev Posts: 36
    sry about the two posts but I had to work to get this picture up for whatever reason
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    This is how i solved my grease problems on my shelves.Couple pieces of stailess steel and some stainless nut,screws and grommets.  Clean anything with one swipe of a paper towel.
  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    Used the simple green I had some in the cupboard and they are like new , the light gray colour is back.
    Thanks all for the tips.
    Brampton, Ontario

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