How to Degrease the Stove with 5 Ecological Solutions

Baking soda and white vinegar are products that can be useful for cleaning and polishing certain areas of the home that tend to accumulate excess dirt. For example, you can use them to degrease the stove.
How to Degrease the Stove with 5 Ecological Solutions

Last update: 03 May, 2021

The stove is one of the kitchen elements that’s the most work to clean. Although we use it multiple times throughout the day, sometimes we prefer to wait a while to try to degrease the stove.

Nowadays there are many degreasing products that can make this task easier. However, when we don’t have them at hand, we can opt for some homemade solutions.

Here are 5 interesting options to try the next time you decide to clean the surface of this appliance and you don’t have your usual product at hand. Take note!

1. Lemon Juice

Fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Many of the degreasing commercial products have lemon juice as their main active ingredient. This is because its natural acids act as astringents, which is why it facilitates the elimination of residue.


  • The juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 cups of water (750 ml)


  • Juice the lemons and dilute it in three cups of hot water.

Method of Use

  • Submerge a sponge in the product and spread it on the top of the stove.
  • Let it sit for 2 minutes and wipe away the reside with a microfiber towel.
  • Repeat the process until the stove top looks impeccable.

Want to know more? Read: The Benefits of Lemon Juice and Warm Water

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Because of its high concentration of organic acids, apple vinegar can alternatively be used as an agent to remove grease and grime from the stove. It also helps to brighten surfaces and eliminate unpleasant odors.


  • 2 cups of apple vinegar (500 ml)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Dilute the apple vinegar in a cup of water and heat it.

Method of Use

  • When it reaches a good temperature that won’t burn you, submerge a sponge in the liquid and spread it on the surface.
  • Repeat the process until the stovetop doesn’t have any remaining grease on it.

3. White Vinegar

A bottle of white vinegar.

We can’t forget to mention white vinegar as a helper to clean your home. In addition to being an excellent disinfectant, its acidic compounds have properties that eliminate leftover food and grease.

It’s ideal for eliminating burned grease that forms on the grills of the stove, leaving them sparkling and clean.


  • 1 cup of white vinegar (250 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of water (125 ml)


  • Dilute the white vinegar in a half cup of warm water and store it in a spray bottle.

Method of Use

  • Spray the liquid on the surface of the stove and spread it with a sponge or towel.
  • If the spray is too stuck, use the vinegar without diluting it.

4. White Vinegar and Lemon

If the previous solutions weren’t sufficient to remove the grease and grime, it’s convenient to combine vinegar and lemon to obtain a more powerful formula.

The union of these ingredients penetrates the residue that accumulates on the stove, softening it to easily remove it.


  • 1 cup of white vinegar (250 ml)
  • The juice of 2 lemons


  • Pour the white vinegar into a spray bottle and mix it with the juice of 2 lemons.
  • Shake the bottle so the ingredients mix well and then use it.

Method of Use

  • Spray the cleaner on the stove and let it sit for 3 or 5 minutes.
  • When the times has passed, spread it with a sponge or microfiber towel.
  • Repeat this process until you obtain the desired results.

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda and lemon.

This product has an abrasive effect that allows it to unstick grease that is tough to remove. Directly applying it softens residue that’s stuck on the stove and leaves the surface clean.


  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda (27 g)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon oil (5 g)


  • Combine the baking soda with the lemon oil until it forms a paste.

Method of Use

  • Spread the product on the surface of the stove that you want to clean and spread it with a brush or sponge.
  • Wait for it to sit for 5 more minutes and remove the residue with a wet towel.
  • Clean the stovetop at least twice per week.

Did you notice that your stove is dirty or sticky? Is it impossible to remove the grease with regular soap? Try some of these homemade solutions and you’ll see that you can leave your stove looking immaculate quickly and easily.

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