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October 30, 2021

How to Remove Cooking Stains from Various Surfaces


Cooking may be a fulfilling and delicious endeavor, but it can also be messy. It can be troublesome to clean up after cleaning. Different oils and grease can stain clothes and various surfaces. It’s not only unappealing to the eyes but will become unhygienic over time. 

Thankfully, there are ways of these stains depending on what surface or material you’re dealing with. You can always attempt these effective methods yourself or hire cleaning services if there’s a lot to deal with.

Stovetops

It’s expected that your stovetop will fall prey to splatter. It’s important to clean up grease and debris consistently, so you don’t get any nasty build-up. The cleaning methods depend on the type of stovetop you have.

For gas stovetops, you first need to remove the grates from the burners and soak them in hot soapy water. Remove any leftover food particles using a damp cloth on the uncovered stovetop. 

Scrub with a cloth to remove residue. Using a cleaning mix (baking soda and vinegar will do) to get rid of persistent stains and food. This should be scrubbed gently and left to sit for fifteen minutes before wiping clean with another damp cloth. Scrub off grime before replacing the burner grates and let it dry before use.

If your stove is electric, you’ll want to keep it on high for a few minutes to let the residue burn off. After letting it completely cool, you can unplug the stove and remove the burners. 

Any drip pans can be soaked in warm water with soap, but you should never soak electric burner coils. Scrubbing with a brush and using a microfiber cloth should be your main course of action in removing stains. Throughout this process, make sure you are avoiding the sockets and connector prongs. Make sure everything is dry before reattachment.

Finally, glass is arguably the easiest to manage. Once cool, you just have to wipe it down with microfiber that has been dampened with a water-vinegar solution. You can then follow through with another soft cloth to wipe down after. Avoid brushes and abrasive cleaners for this one, as the surface of the glass will be easily scratched. 

Countertops

The baking soda and water solution is still great for countertops. Apply it after wiping down the surface with warm soapy water. For marble and granite, finish it off by wrapping it all in plastic wrap and leaving it for about a day. For laminate, it should only be a few minutes. If you have a stainless steel countertop, skip the coverage and just scrub gently along the grain with a soft cloth.

Once you remove the wrap for the others, make sure to wipe it down again with a moist non-abrasive cloth.

Clothing

If you’ve got clothing that has suffered from oil, butter, and grease stains, you’ll have to act fast and dab the stain as soon as possible. Do not rub it in! Sprinkle talcum powder over the stain and leave it there for around half an hour before brushing it off.

Then, use some dishwashing liquid on the stain and leave it there for fifteen minutes. Once that’s done, you can put the garment in a hot water wash. Check the garment afterward and wait for it to naturally dry a little so you can see if the stain persists. Keep in mind that putting it in the dryer immediately after will lock in any stains if you didn’t check first.

Closing

Cooking stains aren’t a hopeless case. You can set out to have these issues addressed specifically or simply conduct some general cleaning that will also cover this problem. If you’re going for deep cleaning services, these concerns will likely be addressed. The professionals will also identify and manage other burgeoning concerns.

If you’re in need of deep cleaning services, contact Queen Bee Cleaning Services! We offer a full suite of cleaning services that are high quality and low cost. Get a quote now and get your cleaning done efficiently.

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