Here is my white device, which has turned yellow on one side while cooking an over done cheese burger:

device color turned yellow

Does anybody know whether it is possible to turn it back to the white color?


Probably not, plus it will get worse over time.

I've an old George Foreman with similar marking.
Neither oxygen nor chlorine bleach works - plus it smells.
The only thing that very slightly works is a good hard scrub with something quite aggressive, oven cleaner or barman's friend etc, which will eventually take all the paint off.

You'll just have to live with it.

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    Likely it's oxidized and polymerized oils, like furniture varnish. Might instead be the plastic itself (or plasticizer) getting oxidized. Barring a good hard scrub, or sandpaper, you have to live with it. – Wayfaring Stranger Jan 11 '20 at 23:13
  • By oxygen, I assume you mean something like retrobrite - that's meant for a super specific kinda yellowing. If it was yellow all over, it might work, something about promine – Journeyman Geek Jan 11 '20 at 23:57
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    Oxygen bleach == hydrogen peroxide. I had to google retrobrite; it's not as specific as that, it's just a kitchen spray cleaner with peroxide instead of chorine. Better for the environment as it breaks down to water & oxygen. – Tetsujin Jan 12 '20 at 7:56

Try Magic Eraser Sponges, available at most stores that sell cleaning supplies. They really ARE magic for things like this very often! Worth the effort.


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