How To Clean Grease Off Of Practically Any Kitchen Surface

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Cooking is one of my favorite pastimes, but I certainly don’t love the mess that cooking leaves behind. The most unpleasant result of cooking? The grease from cooking oil that seeps into your kitchen cupboards, stovetop, backsplash, countertops, and more. You may not think that your kitchen surfaces are coated in grease, but I’m willing to bet that they are! Fortunately, there are a few simple methods to effectively remove grease from your kitchen surfaces.

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Let’s start out with the kitchen backsplash. Since this area is located directly behind your oven, it’s probably coated in layers of grease. The easiest way to clean your backsplash is by spraying some lemon juice on the area. Let the lemon juice sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. You should test the lemon juice on a small, inconspicuous area first, as some backsplash materials and stones may react negatively to the lemon juice.

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Next, it’s time to clean your oven itself. Remove all parts of the stove that you can, including the grates and burner covers. Pop them in a sink filled with hot, soapy water and let them soak for an hour or so before scrubbing, rinsing, and drying. To remove burnt food residue from an electric stovetop, apply a paste of baking soda and liquid dish soap to the surface. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then use a scrub brush to loosen up the residue before wiping clean with a damp cloth.

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To remove grease from stainless steel appliances, you may be surprised to hear that oil is actually the best method. Apply a small amount of olive oil to a soft cloth and wipe down your stainless steel appliances. The oil will actually pick up the coated-on grease without harming the stainless. After, use a microfiber cloth to buff the surfaces clean.

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Since the majority of kitchen cupboards are made from wood, grease really soaks into the grain and builds up over time. To remove greasy residue from your cupboards, add a few drops of liquid dish soap to warm water. Soak a microfiber cloth in the solution, wring it out, and use it to really wipe down your cupboards. After, wipe the cupboards with a clean, dry cloth.

And there you have it! Now that you know these simple yet effective cleaning tips, you’ll be able to keep up with cooking grease and ensure your kitchen is getting the deep clean it deserves.