Cleaning Grease

One of the biggest problems in almost any home is knowing how to go about cleaning grease. There are many products out there that are meant to clean up most types of grease, but many of them don’t work. You can walk into my kitchen sometimes and see grease on the walls, and though this drives me nuts, there are not many easy ways to get rid of it. That means I have to take some time twice a week to make sure I get it off with something that does work. Residential

When you are cleaning grease from your countertops, as long as you get it early, almost any spray product from the store will work. You want to make sure you get it as quickly as you can so that it doesn’t build up. That is when it is harder to get off. I have used many different types, and it usually comes down to elbow grease. When things are built up, like after I have been away and my husband has been cooking, you have to come up with new ways of cleaning grease from your kitchen surfaces.

When I have to clean up grease that has been allowed to build up, or has been there a while, I have found that Comet is the best at cleaning grease from almost any surface. You do have to be careful with painted surfaces though, and you should always consider the surface before you use Comet. In order for it to be extremely effective at cleaning grease, you have to mist the area with water, and then sprinkle Comet on the surface. Let is sit for a few minutes, and then use a sponge to get the grease up. It always works for me.

When it comes to cleaning grease from clothing, there are a few things that seem to work well. If you have someone in your home that gets greasy clothing quite often, you have to invest in something that will take it out in the first try. My mother always used Simple Green as a pre-wash treatment. Though it didn’t smell very good going in, it always got the grease out of the clothing. This product can be used on other things, as it was originally meant to be a home cleaning product. As I mentioned, the smell is not that great, but it works well at cleaning grease, and you can also spray scent after you are done.

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Kitchen Cabinets Cleaning Tips

The kitchen cabinets are located in one of the most dirt prone areas of the home, the kitchen. Grease, food spills and splattered food result from cooking. In addition, dirty or sticky hands from both children and adults can be disastrous for your cabinetry.

Choosing Cleaning Products

Regular cleaning can help reduce the build up on cabinets and makes it easier to remove. The cleaning method you will use depends on the materials in your kitchen doors. Painted surfaces, vinyl or metal can be cleaned with detergent and warm water. Be sure to rinse well with plain water and dry with a lint free cloth.

All purpose cleaners can generally be used on these surfaces. Read the label carefully before using any product on your cabinetry. Information is included for consumers regarding surfaces where a cleaner is safe and those it can damage. To be sure, always test the cleaner on an inconspicuous area before using on the entire cabinet. Rinse and dry to remove any residue.

Sensitivity to chemicals and concern for the environment has some people concerned about using household chemicals. There are environmentally friendly alternatives right in your own kitchen. White vinegar or lemon juice can be mixed with water to clean grease from cabinets. Baking soda or club soda can be used to remove staining. Rinse with water and dry with a lint free cloth after cleaning.

Cleaning Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Spray cleaners that are made for wood furniture can be used on cabinets. Check to be sure the product you purchase is safe for your finish. Follow the directions carefully when using any cleaning product. It’s always a good idea to test a spot before using the cleaner, even if the can states that it’s good for your finish.

Some wood cleaners are flammable. This information will be included on the warning label. Don’t smoke cigarettes when using these products. Keep them away from flame or other heat sources. Pay special attention to this warning if you have a gas stove or other appliance with a pilot light. A spark could be ignited, causing a fire in the kitchen.

Cleaning wood cabinets can sometimes dull the finish. If this happens, you can restore the shine with furniture polish. Furniture wax can also be used to fix a dull finish. Some of these products will require buffing. It’s a good idea to polish wood cabinets regularly to preserve the wood and keep the shine.

Cleaning Hardware on Kitchen Cabinets

The hardware on your cabinets can get the same build up of grease and grime from foods. Remove the hardware before cleaning the cabinets. Clean the cabinets and then clean the hardware. When both have been cleaned, replace the handles on the cabinets and drawers. This will give your whole kitchen a lift.

The cleaner you should use for your hardware depends on the material. Cleaners and polishes are commercially available for every type of metal. Be sure the one you choose is suitable for your hardware. Using the wrong cleaner could damage the handles and cost you money in replacing them. Follow the directions on the label for cleaning.

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