Your Kitchen Cleaning Guide: How to Clean Grease Properly

Saturated fats should make up less than 10% of your daily calories.

If your diet’s too high in fatty foods your bad cholesterol could skyrocket. Bacon, burgers, and mouth-watering fried foods can also wreak havoc on your kitchen space if you don’t know how to clean grease, the right way. After all, foods that are high in saturated fats, tend to make the greasiest messes.

How can you win the battle against grease once and for all? Read on to find out!

Gather Kitchen Cleaning Supplies

Before you can clean grease properly, you’ll need to gather a few essential kitchen cleaning supplies. Go ahead and grab dishwashing soap, a soft brush, baking soda, lemon, a rag, and degreasing spray.

Once you have all of your cleaning supplies, you can start to prep the area you’ll be cleaning. For instance, are you trying to get grease off of your stovetop? If yes, you’ll want to remove all of the oven grates. Pro-tip, you should also clean the inside of your stove every 3 months. The more frequently you clean the top, front, and inside of your oven, the harder it’ll be for harmful bacteria to flourish.

Oven Cleaning Tips for Grates

Before removing the grates wipe off as much food from them as you can. Place the greasy greats and warm soapy water, and let them sit for at least 30 minutes.

After letting the oven grates sit, begin brushing them off. If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned the grates, you may need to soak them again and repeat the process.

Create a Lather

Did you get your oven grates squeaky clean? The next step will be to lather up your soft brush to start working the soap into the stovetop. Brushing in a circular motion, start by attacking the greasiest areas first. When your brush becomes covered in grease, rinse it under hot water.

After thoroughly rinsing the brush off, apply more dishwashing detergent to create another lather. Your rag will also come in handy, as you wipe off the area you’re cleaning, and then begin brushing again. You’ll be repeating the process of brushing in a circular motion, wiping off the area, and rinsing your brush.

Adding in Baking Soda

Whether you’re cleaning the top of your stove, counters, or cupboards, sometimes soap isn’t enough. When dishwashing detergent isn’t cutting it, it’s time to bring out the baking soda. Go ahead and lightly spread a layer of baking soda across the area you’re cleaning.

Next, slice your lemon in half and begin rubbing the fruit on the baking soda. Lemon juice is a natural degreaser, and baking soda has an abrasive texture. Working together, you’ll be creating your very own grease-fighting paste. You’ll need your rag handy to wipe away the grease that the lemon juice works out.

Clean Grease for Good

Congratulations! Now you know the right way to clean grease, once and for all. If you’re going to be cleaning your stove, remember to soak the grates first. Go ahead and remove the grates now, and let them sit in the soapy water while you gather the rest of your cleaning supplies.

Of course, if you’d like to save yourself the hassle of deep cleaning your kitchen, we can always help. Reach out to us, today to request a quote, or just to ask a question about cleaning. We’re happy to help!

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