In as much as we enjoy preparing our favorite meals, the mere thought of cleaning the oil and grime from the kitchen’s numerous surfaces might seem like an impossible effort, especially if you are someone who is constantly on the go.
We do, however, offer a few expert tips that will enable you to easily remove grease using items found in most kitchens.
1. Removing Grease with White Vinegar and Hot Water
White vinegar is a natural cleaning product with excellent degreasing properties, due to its acidity. White vinegar is also very effective in cleaning other kitchen appliances.
What You Will Need: White vinegar, Warm water, Clean spray bottle
Soft cloth, Dishwashing liquid (for tough grease stains)
How to Remove Grease with White Vinegar
Using the spray bottle, measure a 50/50 mix of vinegar and warm water.
Spray the solution directly onto the kitchen cupboards and leave for a couple of minutes.
Wet the cloth in warm water, then thoroughly rinse the cloth as too much water could damage a wood cabinet.
Wipe over the cupboards with the damp cloth to remove grease stains.
Stubborn stains, such as marmite or chocolate spread may need a little extra TLC. Create a paste of vinegar and salt. Then scrub the stains with an old toothbrush and wipe clean.
2. Olive oil and vinegar
This simple solution can help you wipe off gunk and grease easily. Mix equal parts of olive oil and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on a cloth or paper towel and let it stay for 15 mins, then wipe off the stainless steel appliances such as ovens or refrigerators, to remove grease and restore shine. Also, ensure that the devices are unplugged before cleaning.
3. Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards with Baking Soda and Lemon
Baking soda and lemon are the heroes of natural cleaning products. For stubborn thick layers of grease in the kitchen, this duo can be used to make the cabinets look as good as new.
You Will Need: Soft sponge, Baking soda, Warm water, Juice of 1, lemon, Spray bottle.
How to Remove Grease Stains with Baking Soda
Create a cleaning solution with 1-part baking soda, 2 parts warm water and the lemon juice.
Add the solution to a spray bottle and spray the liquid onto the kitchen cabinets.
Leave for 2-3 minutes, allowing the baking soda to work its magic.
Use the soft sponge to gently scrub the grease away. Rinse sponge and repeat as necessary.
Use a clean cloth to buff the cabinets dry and enjoy!
4. Coffee grounds
Yes, leftover coffee grounds can be wisely used to clean the stubborn grease from kitchen essentials like pots, pans, cooktop or slabs. Just sprinkle a small amount of coffee grounds mixed with liquid dish wash, let it stay and wipe off after 20 mins.
5. Clean Kitchen Cabinets and Remove Grease with Dishwashing Liquid
Washing up liquid is very effective in cutting through grease and grime on dishes, so it makes the perfect cabinet degreaser.
What You Will Need: Dishwashing soap, Warm water, Cleaning sponge, Soft dry cloth
How to Remove Grease with Dish Soap
Add a few drops of your favourite dish washing soap, into a bowl of warm water.
Dip the cleaning sponge into the water and give it a good squeeze.
Begin to scrub the cabinet back and forth with a soft sponge, following the grain on wood cabinets.
If you face a stubborn grease stain, apply a small amount of dish soap directly to the sponge, and wipe over again. Rinse the sponge and repeat until all the grease stains are removed.
Wipe the kitchen cabinets down with a dry cloth to remove any remaining grease or soap residue.