How to Get Rid of Grease on Your Stove (Without a Chisel)

clean stoveKitchens can get pretty messy if you don’t have the time to stay on top of them. And nothing seems to build up more quickly than grease on your stovetop and stove eyes. Even if you don’t cook that often, grease somehow manages to appear.

However, you don’t want the room you prepare and eat your food in to be covered in spatters and grime. Learn how to remove grease from your stove and its eyes.

How to Clean a Greasy Stove

If you’ve ever cleaned your stovetop before, you know that it can feel like you aren’t ever able to remove the grease. In most cases, that’s just not true! The key is repeating the cleaning process until all the grease is gone. Sometimes, it takes more than one pass. With that in mind, here are the instructions you need to learn how to remove grease from your stove.

Cleaning your stovetop with dishwashing liquid

You’ll need:

  1. Dampen your microfiber cloth with hot water. Keep in mind that higher temperatures will help loosen any caked on grease, so warm water won’t work as well here. However, make sure you don’t scald yourself either.
  2. Wipe the stovetop with the dampened microfiber cloth. Repeat as necessary.
  3. If you’re still finding that the grease won’t come off, it’s time to change the game up a bit. Mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid — preferably a brand known for cutting grease — with your hot water.
  4. Dampen a fresh microfiber cloth with your hot soapy water, and wipe down the stovetop. Again, you’ll repeat as necessary. If your microfiber cloth starts looking dingy, replace it with a fresh cloth. After all, you want to clean the grease, not spread it around.
  5. Dry and buff your stovetop using a clean microfiber cloth. Let the paste sit for three to five minutes.

Cleaning your stovetop with baking soda

You’ll need:

  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • Microfiber cloths
  1. Pour the baking soda into a small bowl.
  2. Add the water to make a paste and adjust as needed. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water. If it’s too thin, add more baking soda.
  3. Dip your microfiber cloth into the paste and apply it to affected areas on your stovetop.
  4. Scrub the paste with your microfiber cloth.
  5. Using a clean damp microfiber cloth, rinse the area until all baking soda residue has been removed.
  6. Dry and buff your stovetop with a fresh microfiber cloth.

How to Get Rid of Grease on Stove Eyes

You’ll need:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • Cream cleanser
  • A spatula

The stove eyes — or the rings around burners on glass-top stoves — can be a little more difficult to clean since their close proximity to the stove’s heat really bakes the grease on.

  1. Apply the cream cleanser according to the instructions on the packaging.
  2. Let the product sit for about five minutes so that it can loosen the grease.
  3. Wipe the eyes or rings using a clean microfiber cloth. Remember, you may need to repeat these steps a few times to remove all the grease.
  4. If you’re working on those really tough spots, you may be tempted to reach for a coarse sponge. Don’t. You could scratch the surface of your stove. Instead, wrap your microfiber cloth around a plastic spatula and use that to apply pressure to difficult areas.
  5. Rinse the product from the stove as directed.
  6. Polish your stove’s surface with a clean microfiber cloth.

Now that you know how to get rid of grease, you might be interested in tidying up the rest of your kitchen. Check out these tips on cleaning countertops and washing cabinets so you have the entire room looking sharp.

Don’t have time to give your kitchen the TLC it requires? Contact your local Merry Maids to schedule regular cleaning services or even a one-time clean that can help you get back on track.

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