By : Lim Wei Di
04 August 2018
Cooking can be messy business! Anyone who has cooked at home would know what it’s like to have icky oil stains on your countertops and walls – no matter how hard you’ve tried to prevent splatters and spills. Over time, oil forms a nasty film of gunk, especially around the kitchen cabinets, stovetop, stove vent filter and stove hood. Appliances in the kitchen are not spared too, as grease is circulated through the air. Gross!
Fortunately, these oil stains can be removed quite easily – with 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
Who would have guessed? Using oil to remove oil stains! It might seem counter-intuitive, but mineral oils such as olive oil are effective and natural cleaners for almost any material, including stainless steel and wood. Simply soak paper towels in some olive oil, and rub them over the oil spots.
Good ol’ vinegar to the rescue again! Mix warm water and vinegar with a ratio of 2:1, and use a dishcloth to wipe down the stains with the solution. Rinse your cloth with warm water, wring out most of the moisture, and use it to wipe over the spots again.
For stubborn grease stains, combine 1 cup of warm water and 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl, and throw in some lemon juice for good measure. Stir into a paste, apply it over the stains, and let dry. Remove the dried paste with a clean dishcloth or a wet sponge. For trickier areas such as the stovetop, run a toothbrush with the baking soda paste over them to get all the grime out.
Give these ingredients a try and let us know if they have helped you in getting rid of oil stains! Follow our Facebook page for more tips on keeping your kitchen spick and span.