Homemade Citrus Degreasers


Commercial degreasers work to cut through grease, but many use harsh chemicals. Make your own citrus degreaser that works the same and also provides a pleasant scent. Making a citrus degreaser is both easy and economical. It makes use of inexpensive fruit that may have otherwise gone to waste. The acid found in citrus fruits naturally cuts through grease for easy clean-up.

Citrus Scrub Degreaser

  • Create a degreasing scrub with lime and salt to cut through caked-on grease on stovetops or kitchen counters. Locate all areas where the grease splattered. Sprinkle salt heavily over the grease. Cut a lime in half and squeeze the juice over the salt. Use as many limes as necessary to cover the salt. Allow it to sit for about five minutes. Scrub the salt and lime juice into the grease with a sponge or rag to loosen it. Wipe it up with paper towels or a wet rag.

Citrus Spray Degreaser

  • Create a simple degreasing spray with white vinegar and lemon juice. The acids found in the vinegar and lemon juice work together to quickly cut through grease. Mix together 1/2 cup lemon juice and 2 cups of white vinegar in a spray bottle. Keep it in the kitchen and quickly spray grease splatters with the solution. Wipe them up with paper towels.

Citrus Sink Degreaser

  • Make a degreaser to use in your kitchen sink, cutting through grease in the sink or on dishes. Mix together the juice of one grapefruit, 1/2 tsp. of dish soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray dirty dishes with the solution before putting them in the sink, or spray the surface of the sink itself. Scrub the dishes and the sink with a sponge or dish brush after spraying the solution. The grease should come right off.

Citrus Disposal Degreaser

  • Remove grease from your disposal with citrus peels and ice cubes. The ice cubes cool down the grease to help solidify and remove it, and the acid in the peels naturally cuts through the grease. Simply peel any citrus fruit and throw the peels into the disposal with three or more ice cubes. Turn the disposal on and let it process until the peels, ice cubes and grease are gone. The ground peels will also release a pleasant citrus scent.

Citrus Microwave Degreaser

  • Remove grease and spills in a microwave with your own microwave degreaser. Combine 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the liquid for about 3 minutes, or until hot and steaming. Remove the bowl from the microwave. Dip a clean rag into the liquid and use it to wipe down the inside of the microwave until it is clean.

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