Is it safe to wrap a gas stove’s element with aluminum foil?
It is fine to put aluminum foil on the stovetop elements. But if you do, be sure it does not interfere with the electrical connection on electric ranges, or the gas flow on gas ranges. On a gas stove, you can wrap the grill with foil if you desire, but be sure to wrap it tightly, and do not cover it completely, which will prevent exhausting the flame.
This can greatly ease cleaning up your stovetop once you’re done cooking. This aluminum foil should be replaced after every use however, as it will break down and fall to pieces which will not aid you in cleaning up after you’re finished cooking.
Aluminum foil will not burn or catch fire, nor will it expel any poisonous gases. You may have heard to not put aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven, this is not due to any potential hazards but rather that the aluminum foil will block the heat from getting to your food. This does not happen on the stovetop because everything is in direct contact.