Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How can I remove the sticky feeling on the counter near the range?

Ms P.Pac29966740Barbara


I recently moved to an older house and the area near the range built into the counter has a sticky feel. I have used heavy duty detergent and scrubbed it but it still feels sticky. What can I use to cut the sticky stuff on the counter?

11 answers
  • Have you tried Goo Gone? That's my go to for sticky areas. Good luck!

  • Funnygirl
    on Jan 9, 2019

    A good pair of gloves,eye protection,a scrub brush or towel and a 1/2 cup of ammonia in a bucket of warm water.good ventilation too-open a window!.cover the floor if it is wood.

  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Hi this is Peggy. Sorry you are having a hard time cleaning that sticky feeling from your counter. Here are some hints I hope will help you. How to Clean Sticky Feeling Laminate Countertops | Hunker

    1. › Home Hacks & Answers › Housekeeping › House Cleaning

    How to Clean Sticky Feeling Laminate Countertops. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle, and add in 1 tsp. Spray the mixture over your countertops and wipe off with a damp dish cloth. Rinse your dish cloth, wring out and wipe over the countertops once more to remove any remainingcleaning solution.

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  • Raven 9751
    Raven 9751
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Goo Gone gets my vote. A little soapy water after using the Goo Gone will be your final step.

  • DMD
    on Jan 9, 2019

    Ammonia works well or try some Dawn with a scrub brush.

  • Michelle Drozdibob
    Michelle Drozdibob
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I have had great success with Mean Green. It is a degreaser. I use it, slightly diluted, and spray the area. Let it sit for a few minutes to work. Then clean the area thoroughly. Assuming the countertop is laminate. Don't think you are supposed to use it on painted surfaces, so read label first.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Jan 9, 2019

    scrape it off with straight edge razor w then scrub with degreaser,Dawn dish & really hot water

  • Barbara
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Sprinkle baking soda on sticky area & use a spray bottle filled with vinegar & a drop or two of Dawn. Spray on the baking soda & let it sit a few minutes. Use a scrub brush to scrub well. Wipe off the mixture & wipe down with a damp sponge. This usually works really well.

  • Ms P.
    Ms P.
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Thanks I am planning to use this method. Right now I am dealing with laundry and moving stuff in from the garage. I will let you know if it works. Ms P.

  • Pac29966740
    on Jan 10, 2019

    use Dawn dish detergent straight out of the bottle do not dilute.

  • Ms P.
    Ms P.
    on Jan 13, 2019

    I used baking soda and vinegar to resolve the problem.

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