Anyone who is looking for a kitchen degreaser or even one that’s made for cleaning engines is going to want to take stock of this guide. That’s because I’ve done a ton of research on this subject and have used more than my fair share of these cleaners getting my kitchen clean. Once a person has used one of these cleaners, they will never go back to ordinary cleaners ever again. And to show my readers just how passionate I am about the subject, I’ve decided to take some time and discuss the ten best degreasers currently available. Let’s take a look at them and see what they can do.
My Picks for The 10 Best Degreasers
#10 Krud Kutter All Purpose Cleaner
When it’s an absolute necessity to get that kitchen stove or grill clean, Krud Kutter is ready to cut through the crud. It’s a non-toxic formula that comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle and is environmentally friendly. It’s an EPA safer choice product that’s been certified to be better for not only humans and animals but also the planet. It can be used on stoves, ranges, range hoods, the top of deep fryers, cabinets and a variety of surfaces in and around the home. And since it doesn’t have a cloying scent, just about anyone can use it without worrying about being overwhelmed by fumes.
#9 Citrus Magic Heavy-Duty Cleaner
A common method of getting rid of grease in the kitchen was to use oranges as a cleaner. It was a method that my mother used and probably one that was used by her mother, too. Unfortunately, while that method worked pretty well, it was tough to get enough citric acid to clean large parts of the kitchen. Fortunately, fans of that old fashioned method don’t have to worry about it. Instead, they can simply use this product to get super clean appliances and counters. It uses oranges as a solvent, so it can penetrate and remove grease buildup quickly and easily. Anyone’s grandmother would be proud to use this product in their kitchen.
#8 Oil Eater Original Cleaner & Degreaser
I’m going to change gears a little bit and pivot away kitchen degreasers towards this quality engine degreaser. This non-toxic formula is strong enough to get grease off of your car’s engine and can also be used for industrial purposes as well. Yes, it’s that tough and is capable of powering through any greasy mess. What really blew me away about this product, however, was that I bought it thinking it was just an engine degreaser, but when I got it home, I found out that it also did a great job of handling household chores as well. It’s like a 2-in-1 degreaser!
#7 Stanley Home Products The Original Degreaser
Anyone who has ever fried a cast iron pan full of chicken or has made a basket of onion rings in their home fryer knows that grease can end up everywhere in a kitchen. It can end up on counters, appliances, range hoods and even on ceilings. And once grease has gotten on a surface, it can be tough to remove. Fortunately, this product by Stanley Home Products is designed for such problems. This degreaser is concentrated, so it can be used at whatever strength is necessary to combat a grease problem and do it without wasting time or money.
#6 Chemical Guys Signature Series Orange
Once again, the power of citrus is harnessed to handle tough dirt, grime, and grease. This formula is a professional-strength degreaser that’s concentred in a way that makes it easy for people to decide how they should mix it with water for the best results. This formula works extremely quickly to emulsify and dissolve grease and grime, and it does it a lot faster than many other comparable brands. It’s the perfect cleaning product for cleaning dirty engines, wheels, undercarriages and just about anything else a person can think to clean.
#5 Super Clean Multi-Surface All-Purpose Cleaner
This is a product that I really like, and I like it because it cleans through grease on contact. It’s an industrial-strength formula that’s often considered to be one of the strongest water-based degreasers on the market today. It’s a powerful cleaner that can be diluted down to 16 parts to one, if needed and can be used for cleaning a variety of jobs. It can be used to clean everything from appliances to BBQ grills, and its formula is phosphate-free and biodegradable.
#4 Por-15 Industrial-Strength Cleaner
This quality water-based formula is powerful enough to clean through just about any greasy mess but gentle enough not to harm sensitive surfaces. This product can be used on everything from engines to appliances, and can even be used to clean wood, plastic, and fiberglass. When used following its directions, this product can easily remove dirt, oil, and grease. It’s also a non-flammable formula that doesn’t leave the user chocking on noxious fumes. All of this makes this a professional strength degreaser that’s suitable for any home.
#3 Simple Green Industrial Cleaner
Okay, indeed, this degreaser isn’t specifically made to clean home kitchens, but it is formulated to tackle some pretty tough jobs. It’s a product that’s frequently used by janitors and is authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture for use in federally inspected poultry and meat plants. This formula only has a pH level of between 9.3 to 9.5, so it’s not really acidic and is a safer alternative to industrial solvents. This product contains absolutely no petroleum distillates and has a nice sassafras scent that leaves surfaces smelling fresh after they’ve been cleaned.
#2 Spray Nine Heavy-Duty Cleaner & Disinfectant
A lot of times when I need to degrease my stovetop or the cabinets above my stove, then I need to use a degreaser and then follow it up with a cleaner and a disinfect. However, I don’t have to do all of that when I use Spray Nine. That’s because this product is not only a degreaser but is also a cleaner and a disinfectant as well. This product will power through grease, oil, dirt, grime, and stains. It will even control mold and mildew and kill bacteria in under a minute. It’s the one-stop cleaner that just about anyone will be happy to have in their home’s cleaning arsenal.
#1 Meguiar’s Super Degreaser
When I have a tough cleaning job ahead of me, I reach for this product from Mequiars. That’s because it’s a cleaner that can power through just about any mess. It can not only handle dirt, grease, and grime, but it can also power away residual stains as well. Although it’s far too powerful for use in the home, it is a great engine degreaser and can be used for a variety of outdoor cleaning jobs. And it also has a nice herbal fragrance. It’s the type of cleaner a person needs when they’re handling some incredibly greasy jobs.
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The Ultimate Guide To Removing Oil & Grease
It doesn’t matter if you buy the best degreaser in the world if you don’t take the time to use it correctly. Grease and oil stains are tricky things to remove from fabrics and other materials, so it’s going to take all of a person’s knowledge, as well as a quality degreasing product, to get rid of it for good. With that goal in mind, I would like to present to you the only guide that you’re going to need to send those grease and oil stains packing. So, if you’re ready to tackle some heavy-duty cleaning, then pick up one of the degreasers above and use them using whichever one of the following techniques applies to your situation.
Removing Grease From Clothing
Before I go into detail on how to remove grease from clothing, I would like to state that you’re going to have to pay attention to the cleaning instructions of your garment as well as the cleaning instructions of your degreaser. If the degreaser can’t be used with the garment or the garment can’t be washed using the following instructions, then don’t do it or you’ll end up ruining your clothing.
- Suitable Degreaser Or Pre-Treater Product
- Dishwashing Soap
- If the stain occurs while you’re out on the town, then you can sprinkle salt or even artificial sweetener on the stain to prevent the stain from setting up.
- After a few minutes, usually, 2-3 minutes, brush the powder off of the stain.
- If the stain occurs at home, then apply dishwashing soap to the stain instead of salt or artificial sweetener.
- Once the dishwashing soap has been worked into the stain, immediately rinse it using warm water.
- Use a proper degreaser or pre-treater and apply it to the stain.
- Following the garment’s instructions, wash in the hottest temperature water as is acceptable.
- Air-dry the garment and check the stain. If it’s not gone, the above steps might need to be repeated.
Removing Grease From Upholstery
Another item that might need grease removed from it is your upholstery. Cleaning upholstery is very much a straightforward process, but it does require you to test the fabric to make sure the degreaser isn’t going to discolor or stain it. You can test the fabric by applying the degreaser to a small inconspicuous corner of the upholstery and see if it discolors it. If it does, then do not use the degreaser.
- Your favorite degreaser
- Baking soda
- A damp towel
- A Vacuum
- A plastic utensil for scraping
- The first step is to remove any dried grease stains from the upholstery using a plastic scraper.
- If the stain is still wet, use a damp towel to blot any excess grease from the surface.
- Using a small amount of baking soda, apply it to the stain and let it sit for 20-minutes. The baking soda will actively pull the grease out of the stain.
- After 20-minutes, use your vacuum and brush attachment to remove the baking soda from the area.
- Follow the directions on your degreaser and apply it to a damp cloth and then apply it to the stain.
- If the grease residue is gone, then great. If not, then repeat the above steps.
Removing Grease From Walls
Another common area for grease to accumulate is on walls—especially in the kitchen area where foods are deep-fried. Below are some steps for dealing with grease and grime on walls in a way that won’t have you feeling like pulling out your hair.
- Your best degreaser
- A bucket of clean water
- A microfiber cleaning cloth
- Apply your favorite degreaser to the grease stain and allow it to sit.
- After a few minutes, use a damp cloth and clean water to remove the degreaser and hopefully, the stain.
- If the stain isn’t gone, then repeat the above steps.
Bonus Tip: Removing Crayons From Walls
While we’re talking about removing stains from walls, let’s talk about how crayon marks can easily be removed without a lot of fuss. Many people would be quick to grab a degreaser to clean the stain, but that’s not necessary. Any crayon stain can be easily removed using a few common household items. Let’s find out how to do that so that you save your degreaser for some of the bigger jobs.
- Non-Gel toothpaste
- Baking soda
- A pencil eraser
- Baby wipes
- A damp sponge
- Use your eraser to remove as much of the crayon stain as possible. Be sure not to rub off paint in the process.
- Use your non-gel toothpaste and rub it on the crayon stain.
- Use the baby wipes to wipe off the toothpaste and the crayon stain.
- If the crayon is still there, then apply baking soda to it and use a wet sponge to remove it.
And that’s all there is to remove some of the most insidious stains from your clothing, furniture, and walls. Grease stains can be a real pain to remove, but I hope that I’ve shown you that if you use the best degreasing product around, have the right tools available to use and aren’t afraid of a little hard work, then you should have no problem removing just about any stain in your home.