We all know how close to impossible it is to clean the oven or the grill, or in other words, the burnt grease stains. There are so many different cleaning products which are supposed to serve this purpose. Companies compete to earn more customers by assuring us that just a sprinkle of their product will remove all grease and make our grills shinier than they have ever been. Unfortunately, the reality is different.
Cleaning burnt grease stains from food preparation appliances is one of the toughest cleaning jobs in a household. The most important thing is to pick a cleaning product that will indeed remove grease effectively without much scrubbing and rubbing.
Grills are easier to clean as the surface is horizontal and the cleaner can stay on the stains and effectively attack the grease. Ovens, however, require a cleaner of different density. Foamy cleaning products are recommended as they can get on the walls and stick on the stains and grease. The main rule when you use stronger cleaning products is to wait as long as the label says after you have applied it on the surface. A common mistake is wiping of a cleaning product immediately after spraying it on the surface, then making the quick decision that it is not effective, which, as you might have guessed by now, is not necessarily correct.
When you buy a grease-removing cleaning product always make sure you have read the instructions on the back. If they are not absolutely clear about how to use the product, I may advise you not to buy the product.
Another surface at your home that gets grease spots, surprisingly enough, is the glass surface of your windows. It might be fingerprints of the children looking out, or, for the kitchen, the grease when you are frying or cooking. That’s why it is good to spent some time every once in a while to clean all the windows thoroughly. If you do not wish to hire a professional company to clean your house, I might suggest that you take your time and clean the windows one room per day.
First, remove the main dirtiness on the windows. If you use a cleaner directly you might smear the stains and end up with messier windows than the ones you had in the beginning. Use water and a sponge to dust the glass surface first, then go for the cleaning product.
A good window-cleaning tool are newspapers. If you have old ones laying around, don’t hesitate to use them on the glasses. They are very good and do not leave streaks behind. When done, you can wipe the windows with a microfiber towel.