No matter how fastidious you are about keeping your kitchen clean, there comes a time when just about needs some kitchen grease removal tips. With so many kitchen grease removal products on the market, all of which claim to be the best, it can be very bewildering exactly which ones are the best to use. In this article you’ll find some tried and trusted tips to help you in your battle for supremacy in kitchen grease removal.
The only truly effective way of removing oven grease in your kitchen is to use one of the preparatory oven cleaners as directed on the packaging. Remember to use rubber gloves when doing this and take special care when applying the cleaner in the first place.
You can also use the oven cleaner on particularly dirty and grease stained oven racks and pans, being careful to protect any surfaces where you apply it and wash it off at. Once cleaned, you can prevent the build-up of unsightly oven grease by regularly wiping the inside of the oven with a cloth soaked in vinegar.
Kitchen Sink Grease Removal
You need to read the labels of any products you use for kitchen sink grease stain removal as some products might not be suitable for all the materials that a kitchen sink can be made from. For example, using bleach on a porcelain sink grease stain might work wonders, but on a stainless steel or aluminum one it will destroy the finish on the metal.
Similarly a product telling you to use an abrasive metal wool pad will scratch some surfaces more than others. As a rule, grease can be removed from a kitchen sink simply by applying a detergent and rubbing it in whilst pouring water over it, as hot as you can bear, at the same time. You need to keep the hot water running for a while after the grease has been removed in order to prevent it from accumulating in the plumbing under the sink.
Few things can be as unpleasant as having a greasy kitchen floor. On a concrete or stone kitchen floor, if you’ve run out of your regular domestic cleaner sprinkle dry cement powder or even cat litter over the greasy floor and sweep it all away when it’s absorbed the grease.
If that doesn’t work wet the floor with water, then sprinkle powdered dish washer detergent over the stained area. Leave it a few minutes then pour boiling water over it and scrub away the grease with a stiff bristled brush, finally rinsing with cold water; use rubber gloves whilst doing the scrubbing.
Grease Removal from Kitchen Fabrics
If the fabric is washable, pre-treat the grease stain with any commercial pre-wash stain remover, possibly even a dry-cleaning solvent. If you haven’t any to hand then simply applying a liquid washing detergent to the affected fabric will do. If you’ve not even got a liquid detergent – mix up a detergent past from a powder and apply that instead.
After working the pre-treatment into the grease stain put the fabric immediately into a wash cycle in your wash-tub using the maximum heat setting recommended for the fabric and the washing detergent you’re using.
When the wash cycle is finished, inspect the fabric to see if the grease stain has disappeared. If it hasn’t, then before drying it put it back through another wash cycle, until the grease stain has completely gone.
If you can’t wash the fabric stained with grease, use paper towels soaked in denatured alcohol (methylated spirit) pressed onto the grease stain to soak it up like a blotting paper. However, if the fabric is rubber backed apply a mixture of ¼ teaspoon of non-lanolin based detergent to two pints of cold water, blotting the stain up with damp cloths.