When we moved back to our house after almost eight years away we came back to a sad, broken house. We had been renting out, barely enough to cover the mortgage because didn’t want it to sit empty. 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is like a miracle. I wish I had thought of it before I scrubbed my cupboard fronts like a madwoman. 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.
- 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
- Mix everything together in a large bowl or in a bucket.
- Rinse/wipe down with clean, hot water when finished.