How to Clean Baked on Grease on Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a popular choice for cookware because it is generally durable and easy to care for. That said, even stainless steel can fall victim to baked-on grease from time to time. Fortunately, you can get baked-on grease off stainless steel cookware with a few things from your cupboard and a little elbow grease.

Baked-on grease can be removed with vinegar and dish soap.

Step 1

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour the water into a clean dishpan.

Step 2

Measure 1 cup of vinegar. Add the vinegar to the dishpan of boiling water. Mix the vinegar and water together with a spoon until they are well blended.

Step 3

Submerge stainless steel items with baked-on grease into the dishpan of hot water and vinegar. Make sure the items are completely covered.

Step 4

Allow the stainless steel items to soak in the vinegar and water solution for about 20 minutes. Stir the items around in the dishpan midway through soaking.

Step 5

Dump the vinegar and water from the dishpan. Refill the dishpan with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap.

Step 6

Scrub the baked-on grease spots with the scrub brush and sponge while the stainless steel item is submerged in the soapy water.

Step 7

Remove the stainless steel item from the soapy water. Hold it under a stream of cold water and rinse it clean.