Stove Drip Pans

Stove drip pans are bowl-shaped parts that commonly sit underneath the burners on electric stoves in order to catch food and drips. Some gas stoves also have drip pans underneath the burner grates. Drip pans are usually made from metals like chrome and, less often, from porcelain.

Common Types of Stove Drip Pans

Stove drip pans have little variety but there are a few things that set them apart from one another. The first feature of stove drip pans is their shape. They are usually round, like the burners under which they sit, but sometimes they come in rectangular or square shapes. Round drip pans can have flat bottoms or can be bowl-shaped. Drip pans are also be made from a few different materials. Manufacturers often use chrome to plate drip pans. Porcelain-coated steel drip pans are also available.

How to Buy a Replacement Stove Drip Pans

Replacement stove drip pans are widely available and generally inexpensive. They usually come in sets of four or five. In many model stoves, drip pans come out easily for cleaning, so installation of the new parts is not really an issue.

To begin looking for new drip pans for a stove, it can be helpful to get in touch with the manufacturer to find out if they sell these parts. Many department stores and hardware stores also sell stove drip pans. There are a number of "universal" drip pans but that only means that they fit stoves made by different manufacturers. If you are shopping online, carefully compare measurements to avoid getting the wrong fit.

Standard drip pans are made from metals. These are generally durable but the type and quality of metal will determine how stain and rust resistant and easy to clean they are. Porcelain coated metal drip pans are often very easy to clean. Dark colored porcelain pans can reduce the appearance of stains.

Who Makes Stove Drip Pans

Stove drip pans are made by manufacturers of appliances, like Whirlpool, Amana, and Kenmore, and other companies that specialize in replacement parts for appliances, like Range Kleen.