How To Remove Stuck-On Grease Naturally

As busy moms ourselves, we know you don’t have time to spend standing over the kitchen sink at the end of the day, scraping and scrubbing stuck-on grease and food particles off of your cookware and oven racks. While scrapers and Brillo pads can help remove this annoying grime quickly, it could leave permanent scratches on your cookware. And powerful commercial dish soaps can contain questionable chemicals that you don’t want to use on your family’s dishes. We have a natural solution to one of life’s grimiest problems. 

What You’ll Need:

Baking Soda has been used as a cleaning agent for years for everything from laundry to pet stains to bathroom and kitchen surfaces. Made simply of sodium bicarbonate, this natural product can be used safely on cookware and food surfaces.

What To Do:

1. Pour a generous coating of baking soda onto your cookware.

2. Pour water onto the baking soda. Blend into a thick paste, making sure to coat the entire surface.

3. Let sit overnight (8-12 hours). After sitting for this amount of time, you should have a thick, pasty coating on your cookware.

4. Rinse off paste and gently peal away dried grease with a scraper. The grease should be loose at this point, and very little scraping will be necessary.

Example of Before:

Example of After:

(results may vary)

Keep in mind, this might not completely loosen every spot of stuck-on-grease, but will work on the majority of average spots. This is a natural, safe way to loosen grease and save your cookware from scratches during the cleaning process.

For more great natural cleaning tips, check out Using Baking Soda Paste On Tough Cleaning Jobs.


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Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder

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