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Quite inevitably, greasy deposits are formed over time on practically all kitchen surfaces. If these are not removed promptly, they can develop into a film of dirt that stubbornly sticks to the cupboard doors, in corners, on the tile mirror or on the lampshade like molasses.
1) washing soda
Washing soda is nothing more than sodium carbonate. Blended with water, the white granules give a highly concentrated liquor that combines chemically with the fat and dissolves it even from resinous cracks and pores. Therefore, washing soda is not only ideal for removing burnt-in grease residues in the oven, but also for such difficult candidates as the fat filter of the cooker hood. Fill a bucket with hot water, add two to three spoonfuls of washing soda, place the filter in the bucket and watch as the fat loosens itself from the metal grid without scrubbing. Be sure to wear household gloves!
This trick is especially useful when the grease filter is heavily soiled or simply does not fit in the dishwasher. For aluminum parts, however, you should keep your hands off this method.
2) baking paper for precaution
To save you from a bit of drudgery, you can put on your kitchen cabinets baking paper. To make sure it does not slip, it is complained. To remove fatty deposits, all you have to do now is remove the paper.
Of course you can use old newspapers instead of baking paper. The waves, however, at high humidity, which can cause gaps in the cover.
3) pure detergent
Distributing detergent undiluted on the lubricating film also helps – especially with lighter fat layers. Apply the detergent with tear-resistant kitchen paper and let it act. Then wipe off with hot water and rag vigorously. Be careful not to use colored detergent as it may leave a residue.
4.) Fat dissolves fat
Especially on sensitive surfaces you should try to combat the greasy topping with mild food or baby oil. Although it sounds a bit strange, fat is ideal for eliminating fat. Rub the surface with the oil with a soft cloth and wipe off with water and detergent after about half an hour. If that only worked so well on the hips!
5) baking powder paste
What would be a home remedies list without the all-purpose gun baking soda! In fact, the good old baking agent is also good as a fat solvent. You can either put it directly on a damp sponge and work it into the sticky fat cover or you stir yourself a paste from 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon detergent and 1/2 teaspoon of water. Baking soda is applicable to both wood and stainless steel or plastic surfaces. For sensitive materials, however, you should avoid a longer exposure time.
An ingenious helper is baking soda even with grease stains on the wallpaper. For this you make yourself a paste of baking soda and some water, which you apply to the stains. As the water evaporates, the baking soda dissolves the fat and bleaches out the stain. Finally, carefully brush off the powder residues. In severe cases, multiple passes may be necessary.
6) Beware of alcohol
Alcohol cleaner is a great fat remover. Therefore, it is particularly popular as a glass cleaner as well as resinous tiles or plastic switches. However, alcohol is not compatible with paints. It is best to first test the cleaner in an inconspicuous place.
7) Grease casting
The worst thing kitchen grease can do, however, is not the sticky surfaces. Anyone who pours excess grease from the ladle over and over into the cast is risking a fatal fat plug in the drainpipe. No drain cleaner is needed anymore. Instead, you should rather make an aluminum collecting tray, in which you let the fat cool down and then dispose of it in the household waste.
The most effective remedy for nasty fatty deposits in the kitchen is certainly regular cleaning. Which home remedies are most helpful here, you know now. Sometimes a combination of several methods makes sense, as some recommend themselves for the rough, some for finer work.
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