How to Remove Grease From Metal

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Household grease comes from frying foods such as bacon, hamburger and fish. It can also come from working on tasks around the house that require lubricating moving parts. Because it's a gooey, sticky substance, grease can be difficult to remove, especially from metal items. There are store-bought degreasers you can buy to do the task, but you probably have some ingredients you can use right now in your cupboards.


Step 1

Wipe off as much of the grease as you can with paper towels. If the grease is very thick, use a plastic scraper along with the paper towels.

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Step 2

Put a little rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth. Rub the metal until the grease disappears. You may need to apply more alcohol to the cloth and keep rubbing for a few minutes to remove stubborn grease.


Step 3

Remove grease from chrome and other shiny metals using vinegar and a soft cloth. Spray the cloth with enough vinegar to make it moist, then wipe the grease off.

Step 4

Clean the metal with a grease-cutting dishwashing liquid like Dawn. Put a few drops directly on the metal, then wipe it with a soft cloth or use a scrubber to loosen stubborn grease. Rinse the metal clean under tap water.


Step 5

Purchase an all-purpose product such as Orange Clean Pro Multi-Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser (see Resources). This product is recommended by the manufacturer for cleaning grease from metal and stainless steel.



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