Salt To Lemons: 10 Ways To Clean Grease From Kitchen Utensils
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It is always exciting to organise a lavish get-together and serve your guests super-delicious dishes. But what comes as a challenge is getting rid of the stubborn stains on the utensils gathered in the kitchen basin. Cleaning the burns, oil, and grease from the kitchen utensils is one of the most daunting tasks. The longer these stains stay, the harder it becomes to clean them.

Room-temperature water alone does not help in removing the stains. The water molecules fail to remove the grease alone as they do not adhere to the grease molecules. Human muscle and dedication are not always enough to remove the grease from the utensils. Although we depend on store-bought chemical cleaners to get rid of these stains, these cleaners are harmful in some ways and may ultimately make their way into our food, which can be hazardous to our health. 

However, we may not realise that the solution to our cleaning woes may already be hiding in our kitchen. By utilising some simple homemade cleaners, we can effectively bid farewell to those stubborn greasy stains. If you're wondering how to achieve sparkling-clean utensils without spending a fortune, look no further. Here are some easy tips that will help you tackle greasy stains with ingredients readily available in your kitchen. 

1. Ash, Lemon And Vinegar

One of the easiest ways to clean copper vessels is to make a paste made of ash, lemon, and vinegar. Rub the paste over the vessels and wash the utensils with hot water. For a better result, you may leave the utensils with the paste for two-three minutes.   

2. Salt   

Where there is grease in the utensils, sprinkle some salt to soak up the grease. You can also mix salt and rubbing alcohol in a 1:4 ratio for a better result. Rub the mixture thoroughly over the stained, sticky utensils. Once you're done rubbing, wipe away the mess with a cotton cloth. 

3. Vinegar   

Although the vinegar does not smell nice, it acts as a proper utensil cleaner. It is an easy method to get rid of greasy stains and oils from kitchen utensils. Make a mixture of water and vinegar in a ratio of 2:1 and soak the greasy utensils in the liquid mixture for a few minutes. Take the utensils out and wipe the grease with a scrubber. 

4. Rice Water  

Owing to the starchy and acidic properties of rice water, it easily dissolves the grease from the utensils. Soak the kitchen utensils in rice water for 30 minutes. Use a scrubber to wipe off the grease. Wash them with hot water and pat them dry. 

5. Cornstarch And Water 

A paste made of corn flour and water helps remove oily stains from kitchenware. Apply the paste with the help of a damp cloth to the greased utensils and then rub it vigorously. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process if needed. 

6. Hot Water

It is the easiest way to clean greasy utensils. To make it more effective, add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Keep the utensils submerged in the hot water and lemon juice mixture for 10 minutes. Wash off the utensils with detergent powder. 

7. Vegetable Oil

Cleaning oily utensils with vegetable oil is one of the most underrated methods. All you need to do is take a paper towel and pour a little bit of vegetable oil into it, add a little bit of salt and sugar, and rub the towel over the greasy parts of the utensils. Wash it off with hot water. You’ll see the stains have vanished. 

8. Coconut Husk, Vinegar And Detergent 

Mix vinegar, detergent, and baking soda with some water. Make a paste of it. Dip the coconut husk into it. Rub the greasy parts of the utensils with the coconut husk. Wash the utensils with hot water, and you’ll again see the shine in them. 

9. Lemon   

Lemon with baking soda is an excellent grease cleanser. Lemon is a natural bleach that has the ability to clean tough stains. When combined with baking soda, it not only removes the grease but also retains the shine of the kitchenware. 

10. Baking Soda   

Baking soda acts as a super cleanser of grease, oil, and burns. Sprinkle some baking soda on the cleaning sponge before using it on the utensils. Wipe down the greasy surface with the sponge and lukewarm water.