Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How to clean grease with baby oil

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I had a lot of people over back when we had the babe's blessing and so I did a lot of cleaning. A ton of cleaning. And it was at this time that I didn't realize how nasty the area above my stove got. It was completely full of grease and grime. Disgusting. The microwave looked like it took the brunt of it, or maybe it was just easier to see on it. Well, I spent hours trying to clean the grease off the microwave, stove and cabinets. The best method I used to do this was hot soapy water. It took a lot of elbow grease and still didn't get everything up. See the picture below:
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This is the stuff that wouldn't come off. Gross! It looks like I didn't even try cleaning.



Well, I met with some girls the other day and we were discussing cleaning methods, and this awesome idea came up. Cleaning grease with baby oil. How smart is that? So I had to try it!
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I just put some oil on a paper towel and started rubbing the grease. And it came right off. Right off! I couldn't believe it. That stubborn grease that wouldn't come up with hours of scrubbing with hot soapy water, and here it comes off with a swipe of some baby oil. Figures.
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On some of the spots, I did have to put a little elbow grease into and rub pretty hard, or even use my finger nail to get it up, but the baby oil helped removed it completely after that.

I haven't had my microwave this shiny in years (don't mind the crack under the handle the hubs refuses to admit he made....:) )
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You can leave it oil covered. The plus to this, it'll be easier to clean the grease off later because none will stick to it :) The minus...dust and dog hair will cling to it more. And we all know about my dog and his hair, so that wasn't going to happen lol.

So, next I just took my 'all purpose' cleaner (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water) and cleaned the oil right off. I did add a squirt of dish soap to this one mixture to help removed the oil.
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And there you have it! The easiest way to clean off grease from your appliances :) And your house will smell so yummy too. Who doesn't like the smell of baby oil??

21 comments:

  1. Well I've never heard of that before! I'll definitely have to give it a try as my microwave also has spots. :)

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  2. I'm going to have to try it. We recently bought a black shiney stove and I'm forever trying to keep it clean and shiney. Hope this does the trick...

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  3. Cracked door? You might want to replace it if its badly cracked, I'd be freaking out at the possibility of leaking radiation....

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  4. Did you use the baby oil on wooden cabinets too? Or just appliances?

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  5. It sure seems worth a try! That kind of grease is the worst and I'm embarrassed when I think someone can it and think I'm not clean. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I also saw a post recently on rubbing alcohol... works great too to shine appliances!

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  7. I've used goof-off. It works too!

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  8. always knew to use oil to clean oil, but baby oil..... never would have thought to use it, and yes it smells great!

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  9. Wow, it really works!! Thanks!!!

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  10. WD40 Always works best!

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  11. Cleaning off the grease from cooking is fine, but my concern is leaving an oil on the finish that will heat up when you use the appliance (microwave, toaster over). I would think the household cleaner like vinegar and water would be a must, especially on a toaster oven door.

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    1. True. I cleaned the oven door on the inside with baby oil and did not clean the oil afterwards. When I used the oven it smelled like burnt lamp oil :-(, so I had to clean the hot door with dishliquid pronto...

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  12. NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS, SPRING CLEANING IS COMING GOING TO TRY THE BABY OIL, ANYTHING TO MAKE CLEANING EASY.

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  13. AWESOME SHARE!! definitely going to try this. Thank you so much

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  14. I found the best way was with a paste of baking soda and a bit of water.

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  15. I also use baby oil to clean and polish to a bright shine, all of my chrome faucets, etc. Makes them really shiny and makes them easier to clean again later.

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