Grease stains are one of the most common stains we find in the kitchen. If your kitchen gets a lot of use, expect to find them everywhere. However, water molecules do not stick to grease molecules which makes them annoying to remove. Here are the top 4 tips for cleaning grease stains in the kitchen.
Oddly enough one of the best ways to clean up a mess is by making an even bigger mess. For recent spills we can use ordinary flour to clean up the grease. In order for this to work, the grease needs to still be in liquid form. Sprinkling some flour over the spill will cause the grease to become absorbed. Once it’s cooled off feel free to easily wipe it up. If the grease has already began to cool off and become sticky then you’re going to have to skip this method and move on to the next one.
Baking Soda & Water
Baking soda is an alkali, which makes it perfect for dissolving grease. Because it is so mild, it can dissolve the grease without inflicting havoc on your hands and the surface of your countertop. A baking soda and water mixture can be used for cleaning all around the house. It works great for removing tarnish from copper, discoloration on stainless steel and for removing pesky juice and coffee stains on countertops.
It’s amazing where grease splatters pop up in the kitchen. You find them on the counters, stovetops, walls, and even the ceiling. Odds are they will end up on your clothing and table cloths as well. Dish soap is one of the strongest grease fighting tools in your kitchen. It attaches to grease and fat molecules and helps wash them away. It’s also perfect for soft surfaces making it an excellent stain remover for your fabrics. When you catch a grease splatter, rub some dish soap in and let it sit for a couple hours. Next, run it through the wash on cold.
Rubbing Alcohol & Salt
Not all fabrics in your kitchen can be put in the washing machine. You’re going to experience grease splatters on items like chair cushions or rugs. For these items, mix 1 part salt with 4 parts rubbing alcohol. Give it a good firm scrubbing with a cloth until the grease stain lifts away. After it has had time to dry, vacuum up the salt, and clean with a damp cloth.
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