Grease is a natural byproduct of cooking. With some dishes, it’s as inevitable as it is gross and difficult to remove. You may have noticed in the past that when you’ve tried to clean it, you just spread it more!  Even though you might not relish this chore, it has to be done; grease build-up can be dangerous in a kitchen. Learn how to remove grease to keep your kitchen clean and safe.


How to Remove Grease


Remove Grease from Clothes

Hand wash the garment in warm soapy water to cut the grease. Place the stain between 2 fingers and rub gently until the grease has been removed. Then launder as usual and in a way that is safe for the specific fabric.


Remove Grease from Countertops

How you clean your countertop will depend on what material it is. Different countertops require different care, so be sure to check out our guide to cleaning different countertop materials.

If safe for your material, you can use vinegar. Spray a good amount of vinegar onto the grease and wait 5 minutes before wiping up with a dishcloth. If vinegar is not safe for your counter material, try baking soda.


Remove Grease from Pots and Pans

Rinse the pot or pan under hot water to remove as much grease as possible. Then sprinkle a little baking soda on a sponge and scrub the greasy area. Rinse and dry with a clean cloth. Super easy!


Remove Grease from the Stove Top

Here is where your grease may be the most challenging and it’s also where having a grease-free surface is the most important. To clean, sprinkle baking soda over the surface and wait 5 minutes before wiping off with a paper towel. Clean the area with a damp sponge and dry.

Remove Grease from Glass

Make a vinegar-water solution in a spray bottle. Spray this onto the grease and wipe away with a paper towel. Repeat this step until the grease has been removed. Then spray the glass with your favorite glass cleaner and wipe off with a paper towel.


Remove Grease from Carpets

First scrape off as much grease as possible from the carpet. Sprinkle baking soda over the grease and wait 10 minutes before vacuuming it up. The baking soda will absorb the grease and remove it from the carpet.


Grease Be Gone!

It’s easy to remove grease when you use these grease-fighting tips! If you need grease to get gone, but cleaning isn’t your forte, call a local house cleaning service to help you with this and any other house cleaning needs!