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.

Things You'll Need

  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Sponge
  • Scrub brush
  • Dishpan
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour the water into a clean dishpan.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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