How to Dissolve Oil From Dishes

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Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar

  • Liquid dish soap

  • Cloths

Vinegar will help your dishes to sparkle and shine.

If you occasionally cook or serve greasy foods, you may be left with an oily residue on your dishes. Some dish soaps may not perform adequately in cutting through this greasy film. The best way to remove oil from dishes is to use a multi-step cleaning process. This process involves soaking your dishes in a common household product works to dissolve oil and other types of residue.

Step 1

Fill your sink with hot water.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of white vinegar to the hot water.

Step 3

Place the dishes in the solution to soak for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Squirt liquid dish soap onto a damp cloth and use the cloth to clean the dishes.

Step 5

Rinse the dishes well and dry them with a soft cloth.


Charlotte Johnson

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