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Dec 19, 2011 11:45 AM

Grease remover ...

can anyone recommend a good grease remover or degreaser or whatever you call it?

I want to clean my grill outside and also want to clean the hood over my stove. I'm looking for something that helps to cut down on the elbow grease by softening up the gunk better than just water.

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    1. re: pikawicca

      +1 for Greased Lightning. I just wanted to add that if you can't find it in the grocery store check a hardware store or Home Depot-type place.

      1. re: pamf

        +1 more for Greased Lightning.

          1. re: sueatmo

            Sounds like Greased Lightening is the way to go.

            Thanks everyone!!!

            1. re: sueatmo

              Another endorsement fo GL. BF has had a marble and tile business for 30 years and this is what he uses.

        1. re: jacquelyncoffey

          I'll give this a try, too. I think we have some in the house.

        2. Burn it , then a round wire brush in the electric drill!

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          1. re: subal

            Interesting idea -- would work on the grill.

          2. I just discovered a product called Totally Awesome, they sell it in the 99 cent stores and it works better than Simple Green @ full strength. I am cleaning gunky stuff in my kitchen that I had given up on to look like new. My sister had bought it as a last resort, partly because of the silly name, and had to buy me a bottle to try. Great stuff! Can use on anything except glass.

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            1. re: coll

              Coll - I bought this after I read your post and this stuff worked great. For $1! It also wanted to take the little painted numbers and marks off my stove, so beware.

              1. re: Terrie H.

                I know, what a deal, right? I'd better stock up before they sell out.

            2. I like Totally Awesome for light jobs. I also like Mean Green. For really heavy duty grease removal get Blue Wolf. We use it at work to clean coal dust and grease from equipment. Hubby uses it on the farm to remove hydraulic grease and gear grease from equipment. I use it on my grill and to clean the oven with. Also use it to clean vinyl siding in the spring. Good for putting in steam carpet cleaners too.


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              1. re: vafarmwife

                Now this is a step beyond! Luckily available in my state too. I always hated cleaning, but when you have the right product it's actually lots of fun.

                1. re: coll

                  Just make sure it doesn't dry on any painted surface. I found out the hard way this summer. I had to repaint my window trim after I let it dry on it. It's also good to put into the washer to wash really greasy work clothes.