…holy crap, the top lifts up for easy cleaning!
I’ve been trying to clean that drip pan area from the top through the burner holes the entire time. This is much better!
This all came about because both large elements gave up the ghost and I bought four new ones, plus new drip pans. In doing a thorough scrub, I happened to lift the stovetop up and to my surprise, it moved!
Here’s to new features on old appliances.