Need help with cooked on grease on a stainless cooktop

by Teresa
I fried chicken for the first time in ages and the grease overflowed on to my stovetop. I haven't used the burner since then because I didn't want to make it worse. I've tried Barkeepers Friend, baking soda, Dawn dishwashing soap and nothing budges it. Does anyone have a miracle solution that won't cause lots of scratching? We just purchased this new stove and I'd like to keep it looking good without (many) scratches. Help!
Cooked on Crisco! Yuck!
  22 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 14, 2016
    Try again with the baking soda mixed into a paste with white vinegar.Leave on long enough for the aid of the removal of the grease.You can also try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser with this.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 14, 2016
    Dawn dish soap is a great degreaser. Just squirt on a thin layer and cover the greasy area. Let it sit and wipe off.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Mar 14, 2016
    Yikes! What a bad luck day after getting all the 'new' in your life then the 'old' fried chicken recipe grease ruined it. Lots of 'product' out there, but I personally would ask the manufacturer or the installer even to resolve it. Remember they make this stuff and you are not the first to have this problem or panic over it. I would not touch it until I spoke to them. Problem is, it is 'burnt' on. It may need to be 'burnt' off.
  • Jud1016678 Jud1016678 on Mar 15, 2016
    Mr Clean sponge!
  • Kate Jones Kate Jones on Mar 15, 2016
    Being that you appear to have a beautiful stainless steel hob, I'd try using baby oil and a jay cloth. You want to avoid anything abrasive. It might sound mad to add baby oil but I've found it a treat in getting marks off my stainless steel fridge freezer and other appliances.
  • Mikkigirl Mikkigirl on Mar 15, 2016
    This always works for me: in a spray bottle mix 2 oz. Dawn, 4 oz. lemon juice, 8 oz. white vinegar, and 10 oz. water. Spray on and leave sit overnight. It should just wipe off the next day. Good luck😊
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 15, 2016
    dehydrated grease.....not so much fun to scrub off. acts almost like a plastic. some serious soaking - re hydration, have you tried a wet cloth with a de- greasing agent- left to soak overnight? set fairly soaked cloth on icky spot, cover with press and seal plastic wrap. let it sit over night, or do in am and unwrap when you get off work. scrub. may take a few repeats to get it all off. a fried had given me cast iron pans because they "stank" the oil left on them to recondition them had turned rancid, and dried out. it took a couple days...but they turned out beautifully.
  • Mom2654446 Mom2654446 on Mar 15, 2016
    Try goo gone, spray it on and let set, should take it off easily.
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Mar 15, 2016
    Well I use oven cleaner( Easy Off only) on my stainless steel pots and pans and on glass wear too. If all less fails try that. maybe do a little first. I know the smell but it works when nothing else does.
  • Nancy Nancy on Mar 15, 2016
    Use ammonia full strength, leave sit until you can scrape off with plastic scraper, wash remainder with soap and water. Always works for me 😊
  • Melissa Melissa on Mar 15, 2016
    Did you let the baking soda sit overnight? That worked on the bottom of one of my pans. Sprinkle on baking soda and spritz with water. Then lay a damp dish rag over it to keep it damp. It wiped off with a damp rag in the morning.
  • Nancy J Nancy J on Mar 15, 2016
    Ammonia, lay ammonia soaked paper towels over the area, cover it if you can, maybe some Glad press n seal will cover it or some regular plastic wrap, let it sit, be patient, scrape with a plastic scraper (may not even have to scrape) it might just wipe up without scraping. This will work, I used this method a lot!
  • Martha Martha on Mar 15, 2016
    I think ammonia is your next step. If that doesn't work, try this: Use a window scraper (the kind with a razor blade in it). Put some dish detergent on the surface to lubricate it. Hold the scraper very flat, almost parallel to the surface,so you won't scratch the surface. This came from a property management professional. Finish up by polishing with a magic eraser sponge.
  • Betsy Wilson Betsy Wilson on Mar 15, 2016
    I am pretty good with a razor blade, but scares me for this! Scrape with hard plastic or wood scraper. Heck, a wooden spoon could work!
  • Drgoodie Drgoodie on Mar 15, 2016
    I would pour Goo Gone on it and leave it for a hour or two and then wipe it up. You could even leave it on overnight. I try Goo Gone on anything that won't unstick.
  • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on Mar 15, 2016
    Soak a dishcloth in vinegar and lay it over the area overnight. I would then scrape it off the following day using a plastic scraper, as others have suggested. There is a stainless steel cleaner available that you can use to polish the surface once the area is cleaned.
  • Denise Denise on Mar 15, 2016
    You can actually clean it safely with a very fine grade(0000 I think) of steel wool from the hardware store and soft soap. I use it all the time and it has never scratched mine. I learned the hard way not to use anything even slightly abrasive.
  • Glen M. Ellis Glen M. Ellis on Mar 16, 2016
    This is a simple, just use oven cleaner.
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Mar 16, 2016
    I got a can of oven/grill cleaner from the dollar store. It works great for removing stuck on and burnt on grease. And it won't scratch the stainless surface.
  • Jan Belmont Jan Belmont on Mar 16, 2016
    straight ammonia, leave it on a half hour or so and wash off. gone!
  • Rafaela Rafaela on Mar 17, 2016
    Coca Cola is the best solution. I have stainless steel cook top - Emilia, and this is the only solution I am using-works wonders! leave in on the cook top for 15 min or so, and wipe out 2-3 times with wet clean sponge. It's also good for rust removal if you ever need to:) Good Luck!