Cleaning Tip: How to Remove Grease from Kitchen Appliances

Cooking can yield delicious results but even the most talented cooks can find their kitchen a mess after a new recipe. When this happens, what can you do? How do you remove grease from all of your favorite stainless steel appliances? Keep reading and we’ll go over a few of your options.

How Do You Get Caked Grease Off Appliances?

There are a few ways you can approach removing fat stains on your appliances. From baking soda to Magic Erasers and even a bit of vinegar, we’ve found a few options as to how to remove grease in your kitchen.

How to Remove Grease from Glass and Kitchen Appliances

What You’ll Need to Remove Oil from Kitchen Appliances:

  • The appliance you want to clean
  • Clean Magic Eraser
  • Water
    • You’ll need just enough to activate your Magic Eraser
  • Cloth
    • Opt for a microfiber cloth here to avoid damaging the surfaces in your kitchen by scrubbing with something too abrasive.

How to Remove Grease from Kitchen Appliances

Step 1: Activate the Magic Sponge

Before you put any elbow grease into scrubbing at grease spills, you’ll want to properly activate your Magic Sponge with water. If you try to use the Magic Sponge when it’s dry, you won’t see it work nearly as well as removing grease stains.

You don’t need to do much to activate the sponge. You can use a bit of warm water to activate it. You’ll notice it working when you see the melamine foam start to activate. It should only take moments for the Magic Sponge to start activating.

Step 2: Start Scrubbing

Once you’ve your Magic Eraser up and running, it’s time to start scrubbing. Don’t forget, that Magic Erasers are abrasive, so you won’t want to use them on anything that will incur damage in exchange for a surface free of grease buildup. Magic Erasers are better suited to surfaces like granite countertops and glass stovetops rather than stainless steel or wood.

Before scrubbing and buffing with a microfiber cloth

While scrubbing, work your way over the stain with a bit of elbow grease, moving in a small, circular pattern. This is the most effective way to ensure that you remove the whole grease stain.

Step 3: Use a Clean Cloth to Buff the Appliances

After Use a Clean Cloth to Buff the Appliances

When you’re done using the Magic Eraser, you should grab a microfiber cloth to buff the surface and remove any residue. It’s a good idea to opt for a microfiber cloth as they are relatively non-abrasive.

Step 4: Storing Your Magic Eraser

Magic Erasers aren’t designed for one-time use. Rather, you may be able to use them to clean grease more than once. Just make sure to wring the Magic Eraser dry and leave it to air dry the rest of the way before storing it. If it starts to degrade over time, it’s a sign it’s time to replace it.

How to Clean Up Grease with Baking Soda?

Step 1: Create a Paste

The first step to using baking soda to clean grease is to make a paste of baking soda and water. The paste should use about two or three parts baking soda to one part water. Apply this paste to the grease buildup and let the baking soda paste sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2: Wipe the Baking Soda Off

After that, use a damp rag to wipe the baking soda paste away from your appliance. For the best results, wipe with the grain on stainless steel or wooden surfaces.

How to Clean up Grease spills with Vinegar?

Step 1: Spray Vinegar and Let it Sit

Vinegar is particularly useful when it comes to tough grease buildup. To start off, spray the grease stains with vinegar and let it sit for five minutes at a minimum.

Step 2: Scrub Away the Grease and Vinegar

Rather than just rinsing it, scrub the vinegar with baking soda to help remove any leftover tough stains. Finally, you can use a damp paper towel or rag to wipe away any residue.

How to Remove Grease with Liquid Dish Soap

Step 1: Add a Little Dish Soap

Grease fighting dish soap is a great tool for tackling greasy areas. The petroleum in these formulas cuts through grease rather well, helping give you a cleaner surface. To start, create a paste with a couple of drops of dish soap and a bowl of warm water.

Step 2: Start Scrubbing

From here, you can start scrubbing with soapy water to remove the grease. Use a sponge and scrub gently to work out the stains. Then, you can use a clean rag to wipe it clean.

How Do You Get Stain Off Painted Kitchen Cabinets?

When it comes to taking grease off of painted cabinets, you won’t want to use anything abrasive like a Magic Eraser. Rather, opting for a mixture of hot water with white vinegar can create the perfect cleaning solution for this problem.

You don’t want to leave any residue behind, so wipe it down with a damp towel and wipe dry.

How Do You Remove Grease Off the Top of the Refrigerator?

Grease can get on top of your refrigerator even if you’re extremely careful. After all, grease and oil can travel through the air, leading to grease in surprising places – like on top of your fridge.

You can use the liquid soap method to remove grease off the top of your refrigerator.

How Do You Remove Stubborn Grease Off Your Stove?

You have a few options when it comes to removing grease stains from a stove. If you have a glass top stove, it’s safe to opt for the Magic Eraser method on your stovetop.

Otherwise, opting to use vinegar and baking soda can help you cut through tough spots on and in your oven. Not to mention, these are great for getting into small crevices as well as wiping down the plants on your stovetop or the front of your oven.

Did you like our tutorial? Knowing how to quickly get rid of grease buildup on your kitchen surfaces is a great way to save time and stay tidy! If you liked these tips, let us know in the comments and share this guide with a friend!

After-Thought

I am positively pleased with the results of the Magic Eraser.  It is magic indeed.  I had tried several things to get those splatters off, including Dawn dish washing liquid, vinegar, baking soda, and even rubbing alcohol.  None of them did the job.  Well, the rubbing alcohol came close.  It worked but required too much scrubbing effort.
Thanks to several of you, my dear readers, I tried the Magic Eraser.  I am floored by how well it worked!! After getting it wet, I started scrubbing and voila!
The grease disappeared. I then used a microfiber cloth to wipe clean and now my oven top and microwave are sparkling.
I will be on the lookout for other things to take that eraser to.  Have you had success with this product?  I would love to hear what it has cleaned for you.

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