How can I get chicken fryer grease stains off of rough concrete?

by Pat

My husband has an outdoor chicken fryer. The grease gets on the rough finished concrete when he takes the chicken out of the fryer and stains the concrete. I've tried degreaser and that doesn't work. Any suggestions?

  3 answers
  • Lee Lee on May 26, 2019

    Rub dry baking soda into oil spot them spray with vinegar leave on for an hour then brush off. Soda should absorb the oil. May have to repeat.

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on May 26, 2019

    Similar answer to Lee's. You can also try inexpensive talcum powder generously sprinkled to cover the area, then cover and apply some weight to get good contact between the powder and the grease. It may work to draw the grease out of the porous concrete. Have you tried just pouring on Dawn dishwashing liquid (its formula is designed to dissolve heavy grease and rinse away) , letting it sit for a bit, then scrubbing and rinsing with hot water? Might be worth a try.

  • William William on May 26, 2019

    One of these should work

    WD-40. Did a leaky oil pan leave a big ugly spot in the middle of your concrete driveway? To get rid of an unsightly oil spot, just spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.

    Soda (Coca Cola). Here’s how to remove oil stains from concrete drive-ways and garage floors: Gather up a small bag of cat litter, a few cans of cola, a stiff bristle broom, bucket, laundry detergent, bleach, eye protection, and rubber gloves. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola to cover the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom, and leave the cola for about twenty minutes. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) warm water and use it to mop up the mess.

    Oven Cleaner. Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Let it settle for 5-10 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse it off with your garden hose at its highest pressure. Severe stains may require a second application.

    Kool-Aid. Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.

    Baking Soda. Salt and commercial ice-melt formulations can stain — or actually eat away — the concrete around your house. For an effective, but completely innocuous, way to melt the ice on your steps and walkways during those cold winter months, try sprinkling them with generous amounts of baking soda. Add some sand for improved traction.

    Ammonia. Tired of those annoying discolorations on your concrete work? To get rid of them, scrub with 1 cup ammonia diluted in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Hose it down well when you’re done.