Your Deep Cleaning Guide: How to Clean Grease

Your Deep Cleaning Guide: How to Clean Grease

Having a clean kitchen is an amazing feeling. Getting to come home to a clean and organized space allows you to relax and focus on other things in life other than what needs to be cleaned. Cleaning a kitchen thoroughly takes a bit of work and some planning as well. 

Did you know the kitchen is one of the dirtiest rooms in the house if not the dirtiest? That’s right! A kitchen is a busy place where lots of germs and bacteria love to gather. 

For this reason, it’s ideal to know exactly how to clean grease from your kitchen’s surfaces. Grease not only sticks onto surfaces, but it’s also difficult to remove. 

Have you had a difficult time trying to clean grease? If so, you’re not alone. In the guide below, you’ll find a few different ways to remove stubborn grease stains and debris from your kitchen.

Continue reading to find out more!

The Pantry and Cabinets

Why would you need to clean the pantry and cabinet doors of grease? Surely you’re not cooking on them, but you are cooking near them. When you cook on the stovetop, the grease will splatter.

You’d be surprised at how far it can travel as well. Any pantry and cabinet doors in the kitchen will most likely have grease spots on them unless you wipe them down after each time you cook. Take the time to inspect the doors now. 

If you do find grease spots on them, then you’ll also learn they don’t wipe off as easily as you might think. Thankfully, there is a solution. To wipe those grease stains away, simply mix a small amount of castile soap or dish soap with warm water. 

Then, take a microfiber cloth and dip it in the water before wringing it out. Wipe the doors in the direction of the wood and dry. 

The Microwave

You can use the same technique for your cabinet doors on the outside of the microwave, but what about all the caked-on grease inside the microwave? Cleaning the microwave out in general is a bit of a task. When you add stubborn grease into the mix, it makes the task even more challenging.

A simple way to remove all grease and other food debris from the inside of the microwave is with water and lemon. Cut a lemon into a few chunks and place it into a glass bowl with hot tap water. Then, cook in the microwave for about 3-5 minutes. 

Wait until the water’s boiling before stopping the microwave. Once done, don’t open the door. Leave the door shut and allow the steam to clean the inside of the microwave for you. 

Then, remove the glass microwave plate and wipe it down. Wipe down all the walls inside as well. If needed, you can spray with white vinegar for an extra boost. 

Dry and you’re done!

The Overhead Exhaust Fan

The overhead exhaust fan will most likely have the most grease build-up on it right next to the stovetop and backsplash itself. Before you begin cleaning the overhead exhaust, be sure to remove the filter first. Place it in hot water mixed with all-natural oxygen bleach.

Allow the filter to soak in the solution for about 20 minutes before removing the filter and placing it out to dry. Then, you’ll want to use a vegetable-based cleaner on the exhaust. Spray it and let it sit a few minutes before wiping clean with a rag. 

The Backsplash and Stovetop

The backsplash and stovetop will acquire a lot of grease over time since they’re directly next to the burners where you cook. First, let’s tackle the backsplash. To clean this surface, you’ll want to take a lemon and squeeze the juices into a spray bottle. 

Try to avoid getting the seeds or pulp into the bottle. You’ll then spray the backsplash with the lemon juice and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping it clean. For the stovetop, the first thing you want to do is remove all removable parts such as the burners and knobs if appropriate. 

Place these items in a sink or bucket filled with hot soapy water. Then, mix together baking soda, Kosher salt, and dish soap. Use this solution to scrub your stovetop with. 

You may need to use a kitchen scrub brush to help you scrub. When done, wipe everything down and replace items. 

The Oven 

The inside of the oven is another ideal place for grease to accumulate. To clean the oven, you should first take a non-abrasive scrub brush and scrub it down. Then, take a damp paper towel and remove all debris pieces. 

Once this is done, spray the entire inside of the oven with an enzyme cleaner. Let it sit for 15 minutes or so before wiping it down. If this doesn’t work, then try a baking soda and water solution. You’ll apply it to the inside walls of the oven and allow it to sit overnight. 

Take a cloth damp with hot water and wipe it clean. 

Not Sure How to Clean Grease in Your Kitchen?

Learning how to clean grease in your kitchen properly is a task in itself. Unfortunately, grease won’t wipe clean easily without the right grease-cleaning tricks. Use the tips and advice listed in this guide above to help you tackle all those stubborn grease stains. 

Still having trouble getting all kitchen surfaces clean of grease and other stubborn stains? It might be time to call in the professionals! At TMC Services, we’re happy to help you with all your cleaning needs. 

Request a free estimate today to see how we can help you. 

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