The Dawn/Vinegar solution removed soap scum so well I decided to try it on our nasty drip pans. Works better than anything else I've ever tried! Here's what I did. Fill sink with 1/2 cup Dawn Soap, 2 cups boiling vinegar, 8 cups boiling water and the rest just hot water from faucet. Soak for 30+ minutes. Scrub away the nasty!
Does your pot frequently runneth over? If you're part of the regularly-sets-off-the-smoke-alarm-while-cooking-dinner club, chance are your stove burners are in desperate need of attention. Whether it's your fault, or the previous tenants', the burners aren't going to clean themselves.