Things You'll Need
Liquid dish soap
Cleaning sponges or cloths
Do not use vinegar on natural stone surfaces as the acid will etch the surface of the stone.
Kitchen grease is a common challenge in terms of cleaning your kitchen. Grease can accumulate on dishes, stove tops and counters. A quick swipe with the dishcloth won't cut through tough grease stains, especially if they have dried onto a surface. You don't have to buy expensive, harsh cleaners to remove grease from your kitchen. You can remedy this problem by using ordinary household items and simple cleaning techniques that will get rid of unwanted greasy stains.
Sprinkle greasy kitchen surfaces with baking soda.
Fill a clean spray bottle with white vinegar and spray the greasy surfaces with the undiluted vinegar. Let the vinegar and baking soda soak in for about 20 minutes if the grease is dried on.
Wet a cleaning sponge or cloth with vinegar and use it to wipe up the greasy areas.
Soak greasy dishes, burners, drip pans and utensils in hot, soapy water for 20 minutes. Add 1 cup of vinegar per quart of water for this type of soaking.
Scrub the soaked items clean with a cleaning sponge or cloth.
Wipe down stone surfaces with warm, soapy water to remove grease.
Charlotte Johnson is a musician, teacher and writer with a master's degree in education. She has contributed to a variety of websites, specializing in health, education, the arts, home and garden, animals and parenting.