The Trick to Cleaning Stubborn Grease Off Kitchen Appliances

Thrifty and Chic
by Thrifty and Chic
I didn't realize how nasty the area above my stove was including the microwave and cabinets. They were so full of grease and grime it was disgusting. I spent a whole afternoon trying to clean it with hot soapy water. It worked, but not well. Plus, I had to put a whole bunch of elbow grease into it. A few friends and I started talking and the idea of using baby oil to clean off grease came up. Genius! And guess what? It really did work! Check out the results:
This is the before, which was the result of hours of trying to clean off the grease with hot soapy water
This is the result of just a few minutes of rubbing baby oil to take off the grease
All you need is baby oil and a paper towel!
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  • NancyW NancyW on Aug 29, 2017

    Would baby oil work on a smooth cooktop, most likely glass or ceramic (it's black, with burner outlines)?

  • Ree29899845 Ree29899845 on Sep 07, 2017

    Will baby oil work on wood cabinets?

  • Kelley Kelley on Dec 30, 2017

    I have a marble backsplash and gets very grimey from cooking. What's the best way to remove the grime without ruining the stone.

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  • Cindy Williams Cindy Williams on Jul 31, 2020

    That’s an awesome idea. I use Baby oil on my stainless steel sink after cleaning it to give it a shine.

  • Patti J Patti J on Mar 16, 2021

    I’ve never been happy at the idea of cleaning something especially something coded with grease from months of not being able to get it off. But I am actually looking forward to trying this. If it works I will be so happy and have any incredibly clean kitchen! Thank you for sharing.