How to Clean Very Greasy Stove-Tops, Without Throwing Any thing Away

Things You Need:

  • Dry Abrasive Cleaning Powder
  • De-Greasing Liquid Cleaner, Usually Green or Blue, in a Semi-Transparent Bottle
  • Liquid Bleach
  • 2 Plain White Kitchen Towels / Rags
  • Stainless Steel Nestled Metallic Scrubber (looks like a ball of steel)
  • Small Bucket
  • 1 or 2 Putty-Knives of appropriate sizes


  • Remove the Racks and Burner Elements and Soak them in Hot Soapy Water
  • Set a Rubbish Can near the Stove
  • Use the Putty-Knives to Crape down Walls around the stove, as clean as possible
  • Do the same to the Stove-Top, and then to the Surrounding Counter-Top
  • Wipe all grime off of the Putty-Knives as you go, on the edge of the Rubbish Can
  • Put Abrasive Cleaning Powder and Liquid Degreaser together in the small bucket
  • Fill about half-full with Hot Water
  • Dip the Stainless Steel Scrubber in the bucket and Scrub the Surrounding Walls First, then the Stove-Top, then the Surrounding Counter-Top, dipping the Stainless  Steel Often and Liberally soaking the Surfaces with Water as you Scrub
  • Scrub until all grime has been loosened, or displaced
  • Set the Stainless Steel Scrubber Aside
  • Use the Putty-Knives to scrape the grime down from the walls & Back Splash, and off of the stove top
  • Pick the Rubbish Can up and hold it under the edge of the counter-top
  • Scrape the Liquid over the counter’s edge and into the Rubbish can with the Putty-Knives
  • Set the Putty-Knives aside, with the Stainless Steel Scrubber, out of the way
  • Dump the Water out of the bucket, and rinse it clean
  • Re-Fill the bucket with Hot Water and add some Bleach
  • Take one of the rags and dip into the Hot Water
  • Ring all Excess water out of the Rag
  • Wipe down the Walls & Back Splash First, then the Stove-top, then the Counter-Top
    • After every few wipes, return the rag to the bucket, and wash it in the water, then ring the excess water out again, and continue wiping
    • After every few rag washes, dump out all of the water in the bucket, rinse the bucket, and refill with hot water and add some bleach
    • Repeat Process until the entire surface is mostly clean, as clean as it can get using that same rag, with as many water-changes in the bucket as necessary
    • Now take the Second Rag, which is still dry, and wipe all surfaces from top to bottom until a nice shine is achieved

Finishing Up:

  • Wash the Putty-Knives with the stainless Steel Scrubber, under hot soapy water
  • Wipe the Putty-Knives off with one of the Rags you used, and set them aside
  • Refill the Bucket Half-full with Clean water, as Hot as Possible
  • Add some Bleach
  • Wash and Rinse out the rags as clean as possible, changing the water and adding more bleach as often as necessary
  • Refill the Bucket Half-full with Clean, Hot Water and add some Bleach
  • Put the Stainless Steel Scrubber in the fresh Hot Bleach-Water, and use a small Putty-Knife to press the Stainless Steel Scrubber down to the bottom of the Bucket, and shake the Putty-Knife around vigorously as fast and as hard as possible so the Stainless Steel Scrubber gets a good beating around the bucket
  • Flip the Stainless Steel Scrubber over and repeat, If another Water Change is needed, Refill with Hot Bleachy Water and Repeat the process, smashing the Stainless Steel Scrubby Down at different angles as you swoosh it around, Until its completely Clean and Shiny, and Odor-Free
  • Empty and Rinse the Bucket
  • Dry off the Two Clean Putty-Knives set them inside the bucket with the Clean Stainless Steel Scrubby and store them under the Kitchen Sink for later use (If possible, hang the Putty Knives on hooks inside the cupboard Door beneath the sink for storage)
  • Wash the Rags in the Washing Machine, as usual

Daily Upkeep:

  • When you go into the Kitchen, Before you start making dinner, Prepare a Small Bucket Half-Filled with Hot water and add some Bleach to it, and keep it on the floor or below the Counter-Top level
  • Prepare 4 Rags
    • One is a Regular cotton kitchen towel / rag, placed in the water bucket
    • The Second is a quick-dry wipe-up rag that doesnt absorb water
    • The other 2 are dry towels, for general-purpose kitchen needs, and to wipe surfaces Shiny after they’ve been cleaned with the wet towels, do not put them in water until they get too wet to use as dry towels
    • Every Time after Cooking where oil has splashed everywhere, take the Quick-dry rag out of the water, ring it out, and use it to wipe up the mess, and return it to the bleach bucket
    • Use the same bleach bucket to clean counters, sinks, cupboards, cabinets, bottles, and any other surfaces
    • Change the Water as needed, when it gets cold
    • Keep the Bucket Ready at all times, until the end of the night, after all dishes have been washed and the kitchen is clean again
    • Rinse the rags in the bucket until they are clean, changing water as needed
    • Hang them to dry, for use the next day

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