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How to clean and degrease every kind of kitchen surface?

Kitchens are the heart of our homes, and like once Andrew Zimern said "Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen". While kitchens serve as the heart of tasty dishes, they're also the manufacturer of layers of grease and grime.  From the stovetop to the countertops and cabinets, kitchen surfaces often become coated with a sticky film that's not only unsightly but can also be the home to bacteria and odors. Regular cleaning methods might not always cut through this greasy buildup, amplifying the need for an effective degreaser. Together, we're going to explore all the different types, discover their superpowers, and learn just how to wield them to keep your kitchen surfaces not just clean, but sparkling. Whether it's a stubborn old stain that's been bugging you or the daily splashes and spills, knowing which degreaser to arm yourself with is the secret sauce to a kitchen that's not only spotless but also a healthy space for all your culinary activities. 

What are degreasers anyway?

Think of degreasers as your kitchen's superheroes, swooping in to tackle the villainous grease and grime that ordinary cleaning agents can't handle. These champions are specially formulated to break up and dissolve those pesky, oily films, leaving your surfaces gleaming. Whether it's a light splatter or a heavy-duty mess, choosing the right degreaser can make cleaning up a breeze. And the best part? There's a perfect match for every type of surface in your kitchen. 

And speaking of perfect matches, let me introduce you to our own hero in the lineup: the Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner in an exhilarating Grapefruit & Kaffir Lime fragrance. Not only does it stand tall among its peers by cutting through grease with the finesse of a skilled swordsman, but it also leaves your kitchen smelling like a fresh, citrusy paradise. Imagine wiping away the grime only to uncover gleaming surfaces and a scent that lifts your spirits.

How are degreasers different from normal kitchen cleaners?

Degreasers stand out from regular cleaners due to their specialized formula designed specifically to tackle grease and oil, which are stubborn substances that ordinary cleaning agents often struggle with. While typical cleaners are great for a wide range of cleaning tasks, they might not always possess the necessary strength to break down the lipid molecules found in greasy residues. Degreasers, on the other hand, contain surfactants and solvents that cut through grease on a molecular level, dissolving and lifting it away from surfaces with ease. This makes them invaluable in kitchens, garages, and anywhere else grease buildup is a concern, ensuring surfaces aren't just clean, but deeply sanitized and free from oily films that can attract dirt and bacteria. Their effectiveness in targeting and eliminating grease makes degreasers a must-have for thorough cleaning tasks where regular cleaners might fall short.

What are the different types of degreasers?

Degreasers come in all shapes and sizes, each with their unique strengths. Let's meet a few:

  • Commercial Degreasers: Think of these as the heavy lifters, ready to tackle the toughest of grease.
  • Natural Degreasers: Your eco-friendly solution to the grease woes. These gentle yet effective solutions are kind to your surfaces and the planet.
  • DIY Degreasers: Whip up your own cleaning solutions with items you've already got in your pantry. It's fun, effective, and oh-so-satisfying.

Now here’s a guide to degrease your kitchen’s problem areas!

Your stove, countertops, sink, and cabinets are the biggest magnets for kitchen grease. Here's the best approach to tackle and eliminate that grease from each area.

Degreasing Your Kitchen Walls

Did you know kitchen walls have their own little secret? Yep, they’re practically magnets for grease, especially those areas near the stove. But worry not, because bringing back that shine and sparkle is easier than you think, especially with a little help from our friend: the Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner in Cinnamon & Vanilla.

  • Natural Detergent Mix: Instead of the usual soap and water, why not upgrade your cleaning game? A few spritzes of our Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner, with its natural ingredients and delightful Cinnamon & Vanilla aroma, will do the trick. Not only is it gentle and effective, but it also serves as a natural germicide, making your kitchen walls not just clean but hygienically so.
  • Sponge It Down: Grab a sponge and lightly spray it with our cleaner. Then, gently work your way across the walls. You’ll find that even the most stubborn spots start to fade away. And the best part? No harsh scrubbing required.
  • Rinse and Dry: After you’ve tackled the grease, a quick wipe with clean water will remove any leftover cleaner. Follow it up by drying the walls to avoid any streaks. And there you have it — walls that look fresh, feel clean, and smell like a warm, inviting blend of Cinnamon and Vanilla. 

Degreasing Your Sink

Your sink does a lot of heavy lifting and deserves a little TLC to keep it gleaming:

  • Baking Soda and Vinegar: Sprinkle baking soda all over the sink and follow with white vinegar. Watch the fizzing action break down the grease.
  • Scrub and Shine: After the fizz has done its magic, scrub gently with a soft brush or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy the shine.

Degreasing Your Countertops

Keeping your countertops grease-free is crucial for that spotless kitchen look. Here's how to ensure they stay pristine:

  • Solution Selection: Choosing the right cleaning solution is key. For a hassle-free, effective clean, our Multipurpose Kitchen Cleaner in Peppermint & Lily fragrance is ideal. A spritz and a wipe can rejuvenate your counters, leaving behind a refreshing scent. This eco friendly kitchen cleaner is safe to use on marble, quartz, granite, ceramic and you name it! Don’t just take our word for it, try it yourself and see the difference!
  • Wipe Wisely: Pair the cleaner with a microfiber cloth for a gentle yet thorough cleaning. The cloth's fine fibers are perfect for lifting grease without scratching your surfaces. Focus on areas that tend to collect more grease, like around the stove and sink, for a comprehensive clean that smells as good as it looks.
  • Special Care for Special Surfaces: Granite or marble? Use a pH-neutral cleaner to avoid damage. Always follow the care instructions specific to your countertop material. Our wide range of kitchen cleaners are your perfect choice for safe cleaning.

Degreasing Electronic Kitchen Appliances

Electronic appliances need a careful approach to avoid any mishaps:

  • Unplug First: Safety always comes first. Ensure the appliance is off and unplugged.
  • Gentle Surface Cleaner: Use a gentle cleaner on a soft cloth to wipe the exterior surfaces. For nooks and crannies, a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush can get into those hard-to-reach spots without causing damage.
  • Avoid Moisture: Be careful not to let any moisture seep into electronic parts. A damp cloth is enough, and always follow up with a dry wipe.

Why Choose Natural Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Your Kitchen?

Opting for natural, eco-friendly kitchen cleaners is a conscious choice that benefits both our health and the environment. Our cleaners, made from biodegradable ingredients, minimize the risk of exposure to harsh chemicals, ensuring a safer environment for our families and pets. Moreover, they significantly reduce the chemical runoff into our waterways, lessening the impact on aquatic life and promoting a healthier ecosystem. 

As we finish our guide on getting rid of kitchen grease, remember it's not all about hard scrubbing. It's also about picking the best cleaning buddies. When you go for natural kitchen cleaners, you're doing good for both your kitchen and the planet.

Our eco-friendly products are formulated with mild surfactants and cleansers, ensuring they're safe for use on appliances and even on surfaces where food is prepared. The use of food-grade ingredients in our cleaners means you can maintain a hygienic cooking space without worrying about harmful chemicals. Not only do these sustainable choices keep your kitchen spotless, but they also infuse it with a pleasant aroma, combining effective cleaning with safety and natural freshness.

Embracing these eco-friendly solutions means contributing to a healthier planet and fostering a safe space for your culinary explorations. So, as you continue to maintain your kitchen, remember that the best routine is one that involves regular care with products that are kind to the earth. Happy, healthy cleaning to you!