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Old 07-21-2008, 07:27 AM
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Best cleanser to get off baked-on grease?

My stove top has some badly baked-on grease. Easy-off oven cleaner might help, but its fumes make me sick. Is there anything that will cut through this baked-on mess?






I thought about putting this in GQ, but maybe this is more of an opinion thing.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:35 AM
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Go to the laundry section and buy some Washing Soda. Make a paste with water, spread it on, let it sit a couple of hours, wipe off.

Problem solved. Washing Soda is cheap, green, and cuts through baked on grease if you give it time to work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:55 AM
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I don't know if it works on baked on stuff, but for general kitchen grime and grease, that orange stuff you can get on the dollar shelf of a lot of stores is a miracle worker! I love it!
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:05 AM
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I've used 409 or something like that, and let it sit for a while, then use a green scrubby pad to remove it.

My other alternative is to move.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:10 AM
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Baked-on grease is ugly. I suggest a glory hole.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:03 PM
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This got asked last week in GQ, oddly enough.

I've had good results from those Magic Eraser sponges.

If the surface can handle it, scrubbing with a Brillo pad works, but it might scratch some finishes.

If you're into industrial-strength chemistry, get some Carbon Off at the local restaurant supply shop.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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If it's cooked to a carbon layer then you're not cleaning grease, you're cleaning carbon. The only thing I can think of beyond oven cleaner for carbon would be an aviation product such as carbon-X and I don't know if that works on the hard stuff. It's more for cleaning exhaust residue off the bottom of aircraft.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:11 PM
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I've used 409 or something like that, and let it sit for a while, then use a green scrubby pad to remove it.

My other alternative is to move.
You don't need to move; just buy a new stove!

Magic Eraser and Simple Green.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:41 PM
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I second the orange stuff at the $1 store. I have something called "LA's AWESOME Orange Cleaner" and it does wonders on grease. Also a lot of good old-fashioned elbow grease. And if it's really baked on, scraping it with a knife or putty knife.

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Old 07-21-2008, 03:46 PM
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I generally have good luck and no scratching with SofScrub, but your issue sounds like it might be a little too tough for that.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:04 PM
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Pour some ammonia on it. Let it sit for a while. Wipe it off. I personally hate the smell/fumes from ammonia, and thus use it rarely, but it works so well I can't give it up..........
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:14 PM
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Will those work as well on nonstick cookware? I sprayed a couple of my cookie sheets to do calzones this weekend and the grease baked on where it wasn't covered. Scrubbing worked somewhat, but it still needs work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:20 PM
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Will those work as well on nonstick cookware? I sprayed a couple of my cookie sheets to do calzones this weekend and the grease baked on where it wasn't covered. Scrubbing worked somewhat, but it still needs work.
Before I posted I googled 'baked on grease' and got a lot of sites telling me how to clean pans. Here was one:

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o remove baked on grease after cooking, place a fabric softener sheet - bounce, fleecy, etc. - into the pan with a bit of water. Soak over nite and voila! The next morning wipe with the sheet and it all comes off with no scrubbing.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:49 PM
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I've found the dryer sheet tip to be only marginally useful, at least with soaking my crock pot liner.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:16 PM
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Go to the laundry section and buy some Washing Soda. Make a paste with water, spread it on, let it sit a couple of hours, wipe off.

Problem solved. Washing Soda is cheap, green, and cuts through baked on grease if you give it time to work.
I hear washing soda is superior to baking soda, but if you don't have it handy (it can be hard to find in parts of the country, I haven't found it here), the same paste trick with baking soda can be a miracle worker.

Also, if you have still greasy grease, straight Dawn and boiling water.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:39 PM
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There is a product called Easy Off Fume Free Max. I use it. I pass out from regular Easy Off, but this is fine.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for all the replies! I have decided to first give Easy Off Fume Free Max a try, since it seemed to me to have a high likelihood of needing the least amount of work from me...

But I've saved the link in case I have to try the other solutions.
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