How To Green Clean Grease From Kitchen Surfaces

How To Green Clean Grease From Kitchen Surfaces

Ashley Poskin
Nov 7, 2014
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Grease is the word. Whether you're frying up a pan of bacon or sautéing veggies in olive oil, grease splatter abounds. It multiplies in tiny little droplets and clings to your stovetop, cabinets, backsplash and any other areas close by. It's often difficult to remove, especially if you aren't able to clean it right away, so we've compiled a simple how-to for cleaning up the mess with basic items you already have in your kitchen.

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What You Need


  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda and/or Vegetable oil


  • Dishcloth
  • Sponge
  • Spray bottle


Vinegar: Pour undiluted vinegar into an empty spray bottle and apply generously to the greased surface. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then wipe clean with a dishcloth or non-abrasive scrubber.

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Baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge or non-abrasive scrubber and wipe down all greased surfaces. Follow with a clean, damp cloth to remove any powder residue.

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Vegetable oil: If all else fails, a surprising grease remover is non other than —grease! A natural vegetable oil on a paper towel can remove a really difficult stain. Follow up with one of the methods above for that like-new sparkle.

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Note: For extremely difficult grease stains, you can use a Phosphate-free TSP (trisodium phosphate). It is a good replacement for the toxic, heavy duty cleaners that we all want to avoid.

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