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Love Fat, Hate Grease

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 16, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Most of my cooking on the stove top involves either coconut oil or ghee. I try to cook at the lowest possible temp but splatters still occur. My stove top is gas and glass topped. Right now I'm considering buying stock in paper towel companies because I use so much of it trying to clean the grease up and the streaks are raising my cortisol levels! What have you found works the best to clean your cook top?

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on November 19, 2012
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For grease on the stove top I use equal parts vinegar and water. For the granite I use Supreme Surface

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:22 PM

Thanks for the idea of making a concentrate. I'll try that and see if it works better than what I'm currently using. And, yeah, get a spatter screen.

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on November 18, 2012
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I'll try going to dish towels again. It just seemed like I was spreading the grease around with them, though. I agree that paper towels are not environmentally friendly, just convenient.

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:17 PM

I have dish towels to - they are more environmentally friendly. I don't even use paper towels anymore.

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on November 16, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Every time we are ready to discard a T-shirt it becomes a cleaning rag. It's kind of satisfying ripping them into cleaning rag size pieces. DH collects a lot of T-shirts, so we have a lot of rags (also some of my old cotton knit nightgowns became cleaning rags). We use these instead of paper towels, and toss them in the wash with the jeans load.

I make my own "orange spray" concentrate by steeping orange peels in vinegar for about 3 weeks. Add water and put it in a spray bottle. This is a good grease cutter and doesn't trigger my asthma like commercial cleaners.

My current gas stove has lift out liners under the burners so I can really scrub them when they get too dirty with burnt greasy stuff. But Monday we are getting a new gas stove. No liners. I'm a little worried about keeping that whole surface clean when I can't soak it in the sink. But the good thing is that the stove grills can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Oh, I should add that I buy splatter screens at the dollar store and use those whenever possible to keep the grease from spattering out. I like the cheapo ones because when they get too gross to clean, I don't feel as bad about replacing them.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:22 PM

Thanks for the idea of making a concentrate. I'll try that and see if it works better than what I'm currently using. And, yeah, get a spatter screen.

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on November 16, 2012
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I have these (which I highly recommend) -- http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Splatter-Screen-Folding-Handle/dp/B0007VO0DU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1353096707&sr=8-3&keywords=splatter+screen

Additionally I have stopped using paper towels all together. I have a bunch of dish towels which are fantastic! I can use them while cooking to keep my hand from burning or just to keep them clean. Then I wipe down the table and counters. I find that these are more durable, and thus hold up to the scrubbing more. Then just toss them in the wash.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:17 PM

I have dish towels to - they are more environmentally friendly. I don't even use paper towels anymore.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:19 PM

I'll try going to dish towels again. It just seemed like I was spreading the grease around with them, though. I agree that paper towels are not environmentally friendly, just convenient.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on November 19, 2012
at 02:55 AM

For grease on the stove top I use equal parts vinegar and water. For the granite I use Supreme Surface

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on November 16, 2012
at 08:41 PM

Invest in a splatter screen. I purchased a really good one from William Sonoma. It fits around all of my pans and even helps with odor absorption.

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