How to Clear a Grease Clog


Residual grease from your pots, pans and other dishes can build up in your kitchen sink drain, eventually solidifying and blocking the flow of water. A slow drain prevents you from using your sink to wash dishes, and excessive water accumulating in your sink basin is unsanitary and unsightly. Thankfully, you can clear your grease clog with a few common household products.

Things You'll Need

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • 2 liter bottle of cola
  • Wait for as much water as possible to drain so your cleaning supplies don't get diluted by the extra water.

  • Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar.

  • Wait for the mixture to stop bubbling.

  • Turn on your faucet to rinse the drain with warm water. If the drain still seems clogged, use cola to dissolve the grease.

  • Pour a 2 liter bottle of cola down the drain. The phosphoric acid in the soda will loosen the clog.

  • Rinse the drain with warm water.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have a garbage disposal, check with the manufacturer before clearing your drain with this method.

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