4.28.2009

Grease

Tidbit: Most grease from cooking remains in the pot or pan and can be easily washed or wiped away while it is still liquid, but what about the grease that is airborne? It congeals on appliance surfaces before you have a chance to attack it with a towel or rag. Here are some ways to clean off that stubborn, yellow grease from your kitchen appliances. There are various degreasing products on the market, but degreasing solutions can also be made from items from around the house. Before using any products, or even the homemade remedies, be sure that you know how your appliance surface will react to the chemicals. If you are not sure, test your selected solution on an inconspicuous area of the appliance to make sure that it will not have an adverse reaction to the surface. To create your own degreaser from household products mix together the following items: � One half cup of dish soap � Three Tbsp. of ammonia � One half gallon of warm water Apply this mixture liberally to the greasy area and allow it to soak for a few minutes according to the stubbornness of the grease stain. Once it has had time to sit, scrub the greasy area with a pad or scrubbing brush. Don't use an abrasive or metal scrubber or you will scratch the surface of your appliance. Wash the area clean with soap and water, then dry with a paper towel.

Another option is to use WD-40. Apply the solution and scrub the grease free with a pad or brush. Wash the grease and WD-40 off with soap and warm water.

Tidbit source: http://cleaning.tips.net/Pages/T005427_Removing_Grease_from_Appliance_Surfaces.html

2 comments:

ennbee said...

just a little note to let you know, liz, that these tidbits of yours are really helpful. thanks for doing them!

Emilia said...

Personally, I shake a little baking soda on a sponge and wipe of the gunk, then rewipe appliane with a wet rag. (I hate the smell of ammonia)