Although it’s famous for making a mess in the kitchen, flour is one of the best ways to clean grease off of a surface, especially baking pans. Throw a handful of flour on the grease and watch it absorb the mess. The trick works especially well for messes that haven’t yet dried.
Baking Soda and Water
Baking soda is a great all-purpose cleaning solution, especially for grease. When mixed with water, baking sofa can remove coffee and juice stains, discoloration on stainless steel, tarnish from copper and grease.
Because baking soda is mild it can dissolve grease without harming your hands or counters. Just mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 cup of water; then, using the solution and a sponge, scrub any surface with a grease stain on it.
So you’ve tried everything and it still hasn’t work. Not so fast! Vinegar is famous for removing impossible grease stains that have hardened to stoves and ovens. Simply spray vinegar on the grease stain and let it soak for about five minutes. The acid in the vinegar will dissolve and soften the grease until it’s easier to scrub away with a sponge.
For best results, apply vinegar to the surface when it’s still hot, like just after you’ve taken a pot off the burner. Vinegar can also be used to prevent grease fires by boiling 2 cups of it in a pan for 10 minutes. This method will keep grease from sticking for several months at a time.
Remove grease from an iron pan by sprinkling salt in it before you wash it. The pan will then absorb most of the grease, and you can wipe it out and wash it as usual.