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PaulF Dec 19, 2011 11:45 AM

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. pikawicca RE: PaulF Dec 19, 2011 11:58 AM

    1. Greased Lightning
    2. Goof-Off

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      pamf RE: pikawicca Dec 19, 2011 12:42 PM

      +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.

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        Midlife RE: pamf Dec 19, 2011 04:16 PM

        +1 more for Greased Lightning.

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          sueatmo RE: Midlife Dec 19, 2011 04:19 PM

          +1 more for Greased Lightning.

          1. re: sueatmo
            PaulF RE: sueatmo Dec 19, 2011 04:24 PM

            Sounds like Greased Lightening is the way to go.

            Thanks everyone!!!

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              Terrie H. RE: sueatmo Dec 19, 2011 04:27 PM

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

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        jacquelyncoffey RE: PaulF Dec 19, 2011 01:36 PM

        Simple Green - undiluted

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          PaulF RE: jacquelyncoffey Dec 19, 2011 04:25 PM

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

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          subal RE: PaulF Dec 19, 2011 10:36 PM

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

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            PaulF RE: subal Dec 20, 2011 08:51 AM

            Interesting idea -- would work on the grill.

          2. coll RE: PaulF Dec 20, 2011 03:44 AM

            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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              Terrie H. RE: coll Dec 25, 2011 11:41 AM

              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.

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                coll RE: Terrie H. Dec 26, 2011 04:29 AM

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

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              vafarmwife RE: PaulF Dec 26, 2011 04:43 AM

              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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                coll RE: vafarmwife Dec 26, 2011 05:15 AM

                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.

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                  vafarmwife RE: coll Dec 26, 2011 05:22 AM

                  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.

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                freia RE: PaulF Dec 26, 2011 11:30 AM

                If you have a gas grill, you might try this?

                1. Vetter RE: PaulF Dec 26, 2011 01:25 PM

                  Sal Suds - the Dr. Bronner's brand of detergent (as opposed to the castile soap, which is much better known). I like it so much that I bought a gallon. I use it in a spray bottle, super diluted, in my kitchen. Full strength it's pretty damn impressive.

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