Best DIY Grease Cleaner

Inside: Get rid of stubborn grease stains effortlessly with our powerful DIY grease cleaner. Say goodbye to grease and hello to clean surfaces!

When we moved back to our house after almost eight years away we came back to a sad, broken house. We came back to a mess. The kitchen was gross. There was grease splattered over everything. I remembered a cleaner I had used years ago that worked miracles. This is the best DIY grease cleaner I have ever used, and I have used it a lot now.

DIY Grease Cleaner - before and after picture

Best DIY Grease Cleaner

I can't believe I am willing to show pictures of the tops of my cupboards. I'm admitting that I didn't think to look up there for the first few weeks after we moved back. I had enough other cleanings that it didn't occur to me to look up there.

Part of me wishes I had never looked and saw the grossness. But it's all clean now.

What you need:

How to make this DIY Grease Cleaner:

Make sure you have rubber gloves to wear while you use this, the borax can be hard on the skin, and you want your water hot.

You don't have to use borax; baking soda and Dawn will get the job done, but the borax is just going to cut your cleaning time in half!

DIY Grease Cleaner - before picture

In a large bowl or bucket, mix everything together. I even add my dawn before the water without making a suds mess. I use the hottest water that comes out of my kitchen tap.

Grab a cloth, a rag that you aren't worried about staining, a sponge, or something, and start cleaning. You can see I hadn't gotten to the top edge of the cupboard door before taking the picture below.

DIY Grease Cleaner - after

This is like a miracle. I wish I had thought of it before I scrubbed my cupboard fronts like a mad woman. Make sure to wipe everything down with clean hot water when you are finished.

I also used this to clean my range-hood filter and it worked like a dream. After removing it from the hood, I soaked it in the grease cleaner right in my sink.

After about 5 minutes, I removed it and it was sparkling like it was new. I gave it a hot water rinse and set it to dry before replacing it.

Yield: 1

DIY Grease Cleaner

DIY Grease Cleaner

Get rid of stubborn grease stains effortlessly with our powerful DIY grease cleaner. Say goodbye to grease and hello to sparkling clean surfaces!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/8 cup borax
  • 1/4 cup washing soda
  • 1 squirt Dawn dish detergent
  • 1/8 cup baking soda
  • 5 cups hot water


  • Large bowl
  • Rags


  1. Mix everything together in a large bowl or in a bucket.
  2. Scrub.
  3. Rinse/wipe down with clean, hot water when finished.

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    1. What a difference! Thanks for the recipe. PS. Hope you got all your cleaning done. Sounds like you had a lot of work to do in your house.

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