Barbecued burgers, deep-fried chicken, and takeaway pizza can cause a greasy mess in your kitchen. Cleaning oil stains alone doesn’t always work, as water molecules can’t adhere to grease molecules.
To prevent grease build-up, any visible splashes on the stove and other surfaces should be immediately wiped off with a damp cloth. Once a week, the exterior surfaces of the refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and other small appliances, as well as frequently touched metal surfaces in the kitchen, should be cleaned. Grease should be removed from the inside of the oven and dishwasher at least once a month.
How to Remove Grease Stains Using Flour
If a grease stain appears while cooking, immediately clean it before it becomes problematic to remove. Sprinkle some flour onto the spilled stain. After leaving the flour for a short time to absorb the grease, you can quickly remove it. For this method to work, the grease cannot be dried out.
How to Remove Grease Stains Using Baking Soda
Baking soda is a fantastic agent for many household tasks. It can be used to remove difficult scale, tarnish copper, stains from juice and coffee on countertops, and discolorations on stainless steel, when combined with water.
Since baking soda is alkaline, it effectively dissolves grease. Additionally, because of its mildness, it removes grease without damaging the area being cleaned. Simply combine 1 cup of cold water and 3 teaspoons of baking soda. To remove light oil stains from hard surfaces such as countertops, your stove, and even pots and pans, use the solution on a sponge.
How to Remove Oil Stains Using Dishwashing Liquid
When cooking, grease splashes onto countertops, walls, and cabinets. But what to do when it gets onto your clothes? How to best remove it from your favorite shirt or tablecloth? Apply a little dishwashing liquid to the stain and leave it for 30 minutes, then put it in the washing machine. Dishwashing liquids are some of the best agents for combating grease because they are designed to adhere to grease molecules and help wash them away. Therefore, a drop of dishwashing liquid works incredibly effectively for removing grease from fabrics.
How to Remove Grease Stains from a Metal Pan Using Dishwashing Liquid
Prepare a cleaning solution:
Add 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid to 1 gallon of hot water.
Remember that hot water is needed to effectively remove oily residue. In cold water, it will be harder to completely remove the oil as it will solidify.
How to Remove Grease Stains Using Salt and Alcohol
Dip a sponge or soft cloth into the solution and then squeeze out the excess liquid. To avoid missing any spots, remove the oil by wiping the surface in a grid-like manner or along the grain of the metal. To prevent re-depositing grease, regularly rinse the sponge in the cleaning solution.
If the grease contains burnt food that is hard to remove, try applying some baking soda to a damp sponge or towel and scrub. This treatment will provide a light abrasion effect.
Rinse and dry
When the surface is no longer greasy, clean the metal with a clean sponge or towel soaked in warm water. Finally, dry the metal with a microfiber cloth.
How to Remove Grease from Carpets
You now know how to remove grease from clothing, but what if something spills on a carpet or a kitchen mat? You can’t just throw them into the washing machine. Salt and alcohol will be helpful.
Alcohol and salt are needed for larger items, like chair cushions or sofas, for example. Rub the stain with a solution consisting of one part salt to four parts alcohol until the stain starts to fade. After removing the grease and allowing the solution to dry, vacuum the remaining salt and use a damp cloth to remove any residues.
How to Remove Grease Stains Using Vinegar
Vinegar is an effective household cleaning agent. As the acetic acid in vinegar is quite mild, it’s also safe – it won’t damage metal surfaces. It’s not harsh either. However, it will remove dirt and grease from surfaces, instead of just smearing it.
To remove tough, dried-on grease stains, especially those stuck to the stove and inside the oven, directly spray the grease stain with white vinegar and leave it on for about five minutes. Tough, “crunchy” bits (usually a combination of food and grease) will dissolve and soften thanks to the acid in the vinegar, which will make them easier to remove with a soft sponge.
The best results will be obtained by applying vinegar to a hot surface. Therefore, if you need to clean your oven, do it right after its use.
While vinegar doesn’t have the same grease-dissolving capacity as alkaline materials, it can help soften the problem and make cleaning easier. Additionally, you can use white vinegar to reduce grease build-up on your pots and pans.
How to Remove a Grease Stain Using a Steam Cleaner
Steam cleaning is eco-friendly, as it can clean and refresh various surfaces with little or no detergent or other agents added. The main benefit of steaming is the ability to eliminate and kill over 99% of bacteria, viruses, germs, and other pathogens. For many different cleaning tasks, using a large, diesel-powered steam cleaner is not possible. This is where the new, portable Fortador Volt MINI steam cleaner comes in.
Fortador Volt Mini Steam Cleaner
Operators can easily slide this portable steam cleaner in and out of a van and take it to the job site, thanks to its light weight of just 16.5 pounds. The Volt MINI boiler heats up quickly and generates steam in less than five minutes, similar to other Fortador steam cleaners. The Volt MINI operates at high pressure and temperature, unlike other small professional portable steam cleaners, and can produce 101.5 psi of steam at a maximum temperature of 338 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s built with high-strength AISI 304 stainless steel, which ensures durability.
The Volt MINI comes with a fantastic set of accessories and tips, such as a steam mop, that allows it to quickly tackle any cleaning task. Most importantly, the hose is five feet longer, at 15 feet, than the hoses provided by most other commercial-grade steam cleaning systems. Thanks to the long power cord, you can use the Volt MINI to reach areas that larger steam cleaners can’t reach.
How to do it?:
- Fill your steam cleaner with cold water and turn it on.
- Apply a strong degreaser in a spray bottle to the grease stains. Leave for at least 5 minutes.
- Using the nozzle tip, start cleaning the grease stains and wipe them with a dry cloth to absorb all the residue. Repeat this action until the grease stain disappears.