Hi Ask Anna Readers! It’s Kim from A Real-Life Housewife. I have joined the team here as a contributor and will be answering one of your questions each month! Let’s start things off with this question about how to remove grease from a stove top:
“How can I get built-up grease off the top of my stove where the control knobs are? It is black in color and grease shows on it sooo much. I’ve tried sooo many cleaners to no avail. Thanks.”
If you’ve ever owned a black appliance, you can surely sympathize with this stumped reader. I know I can! Every little dust particle seems to show! Constant upkeep is necessary in order to keep black stove tops looking smooth and shiny. The problem is, we often don’t get to cleaning up grease splatters until they are dry because they happen while we are cooking. And the longer they sit, the more difficult it becomes to get them off. So, if you’re faced with this problem, don’t fret! I’m going to show you just how to remove grease from a stove top.
Take a look at the build-up on my stove:
See that grime near the top edge?
The built-up grease splatters are even more apparent on my microwave, which sits right above the stove.
I too tried several different methods and products to wipe off the grease, including vinegar, dish soap, baking soda, and even rubbing alcohol! None of them worked. It was a Magic Eraser that finally cut the grease and got my appliances clean again!
Simply get the the Magic Eraser damp and scrub the grease away (test an inconspicuous area first to be sure you are satisfied with the results). Afterwards, buff all surfaces with a microfiber cloth.
Look how shiny and new it all looks!
There’s a reason it’s called Magic Eraser!
I’ll be back on the third Wednesday next month, and the month after that, and the one following that. I’m just gonna keep coming back! So if you have cleaning and/or organizing questions, ask ’em!