A couple of months ago my ancient stove finally gave up the ghost after an unfortunate oven fire. Fortunately, there weren’t any casualties, but it did result in us having to make a fairly hasty purchase of a new range. I actually really like my new stove…especially the cast iron grill built-in to the center of it. The only problem is that as handy as it is to be able to cook bacon (or the like) on it without having to pull out a pan….it can result in a greasy mess!
Yesterday afternoon my daughter Britta made BLT’s for lunch and kindly left me a bit of a greasy mess on my new stove. Thanks Britta! :-)
Since the mess was pure GREASE, I knew I would need a good grease-cutter to get it clean. There is no better ally in the fight against grease than citrus. It’s the limonene found in citrus peels that does such a great job at getting the grease. It cleans and disinfects, removes stains, and is an extremely effective degreaser. It has been used in cleaning products since the 1990s.
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I have made homemade cleaners before using lemon juice, but I decided to stick with strictly Lemon essential oil this time. Then I added a few of my favorite homemade cleaning ingredients and came up with what I think is a WINNER!
Homemade Citrus Degreaser
Mix all of the ingredients together in a spray bottle.
Spray mixture on greasy messes and wipe with a wet towel, then shine with a dry one.
I was super pleased with how this cleaner worked on the stove top. Later on the same day my husband used it to get a greasy spot out of the upholstery in his truck. I guess I should rename it the “Homemade Multi-Purpose Citrus Degreaser.” :-)