Monday, September 1, 2014

Messy Monday: Simple DIY Degreaser

Grease. It seems to get everywhere in my kitchen. Of course I'm sure that this wonderful humid summer we're having & my ceiling fan in the kitchen being on almost nonstop, had a bit to do with that problem too. But I'm not really a fan of spraying a chemical degreaser while the fan is on. Let alone when the fan is on & it still feels like a million degrees. 


This Simple DIY Degreaser is super easy to make & use. Of course if you have a really tough job, you may need to add a bit of elbow grease to the mix, which is no different if you used a store bought degreaser.

•1 part water
•1 part distilled white vinegar
•1-2 Tbsp. grease fighting dish soap (like Dawn)

Add all of the ingredients in a spray bottle & give it a gentle shake to blend. 

To use, simply spray degreaser onto surface or (directly onto a rag) & wipe off.

68 comments:

  1. Oh nice! I need to try this! It sounds so easy to make, too!

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  2. I am going to try this. I am looking for an easy degreaser that won't cost me a ton!

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  3. I did this last week in my kitchen, very effective even on the tough stains on the counter!

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  4. I use this same type of concoction all of the time. LOVE IT!

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  5. I could use these for the grill.. The summer it takes a beating!

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  6. This is great. I love homemade cleaners!

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  7. Thank you so much for the tip. I've never made my own cleaner but I'm going to now. Sounds perfect.

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  8. Vinegar is kind of one of the awesomest things found in nature. It has a million uses. This cleaner totally rocks.

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  9. I need to try this for my stove as it gets greasy. Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. I posted it as my daily Kitchen Tip on Seasonal and Holiday Recipe Exchange

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  11. I love this combination! It works really good to remove the grease. Vinegar can be used in so many things like this, it is an amazing component!

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  12. I am definitely trying this. There are so many things I need to use it for!

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  13. I've never made my own grease cleaner before!

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  14. I never would have thought to combine this stuff! Thank you for the tips!

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  15. I love this! I always look for non-toxic, non-chemical formulas for stuff like this. I'll have to make up a batch.

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  16. That is such a great idea. Thanks!

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  17. Oh perfect! I was just struggling with a grease mark on the stove that soap and water weren't enough for.

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  18. I am wondering if this would work for oven cleaner. I don't have anything greasy but I know the oven is a mess.

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  19. I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing the tip.

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  20. This looks easy enough. Have you used it yet, does it work well?

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  21. Great tips!! I love making my own cleaning solutions as well. It is easy and affordable!

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  22. I love all these DIY tips for making your own soaps and cleaners, its great to have such handy resources available!

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  23. This sounds amazing. I am going to try it. Thank you!

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  24. Wow! So simple & I have all the ingredients already.

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  25. you tip is something I should try. thanks for posting.

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  26. Dawn dish detergent is awesome for all sorts of things! We used to use it in the truck a lot. :P

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  27. Thanks for sharing. Will have to try it out on my stove fan.

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  28. I am going to try this. I love that it is not full of chemicals.

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  29. Who would of thought vinegar and dish soap would be a degreaser. Going to try this tonight! Thanks for the share!

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  30. I had no idea we could make our own degreaser at home! This is going to save use a lot of money!

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  31. This almost sounds too easy! I'll have to give it a try.

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  32. I will have to try this for sure. What a great tip. Amber N

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  33. I love to use vinegar to clean just about anything. Also for getting baked on grease off just about anything try baking soda and water in a paste. It is AWESOME!

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  34. This is a simple mix that's easy to combine and get the job done. I'll try this out when I clean my room.

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  35. Quick and easy. I love using vinegar to make household cleaning products.

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  36. Sounds like a great mix! The dishsoaps here are great degreasers on their own. They really leave everything, including my hands, degreased.

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  37. Really amazing. Its very easy and useful tip. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Nothing wrong with a little elbow grease added to the recipe. ;) Thanks for sharing this one!

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  39. Handy recipe! Who knew that having a house full of tiny sticky fingers would put grease and streaks on so many surfaces. I am always looking to save on cleaners.

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  40. Thanks for this "recipe". I love finding DIY cleaners like this and I am also a clean freak. So this should work for me. ;)

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  41. Thanks for sharing this. I'm always trying to find less chemical ways to clean. Will try this soon.

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  42. My grandmother used vinegar for everything but I never thought about combining it with a detergent. Great tip!

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  43. Thank you for this! I still can't figure out why the greasiest thing in our kitchen is our Keurig LOL...well, maybe because it's right by the stove. Oh my word, I just thought of that. Anyways. How's THAT for a random comment?! LOL

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  44. I'm all for simplicity. Thanks for sharing this!

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  45. Wow great to know! I'm going to give this a try later on today, I am trying everything I can to start doing more DIY type of cleaning products so this is great!

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  46. So funny that this is your post. Yesterday was my day of making this mixture to clean the surface of our glass cook top and a pee soaked mattress. Now I need to stock up on spray bottles.

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  47. I use this combination! It works great for cleaning the hood over my stove, which always gets really yucky.

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  48. Thanks for sharing, I'm definitely going to try this soon!

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  49. Um, thanks for saving me money on Degreaser at the store, totally making this for my pans!! Thanks for sharing!!! Pinning it!

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  50. I definitely have some spots where this would come in handy. Thanks for the tip!

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  51. Where has this been all my life? Thanks so much for sharing, will be a huge help in our home!

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  52. Walmart brand is indeed a great value. I haven't shopped there in a while

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  53. This looks easy to make and very useful! Your kids are so cute too x

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  54. This is certainly worth a try the next time I go to clean my stove top. I always get so frustrated when I cannot get it "clean enough"

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  55. This is great to know. Love DIY cleaning mixtures! Sometimes they work better than the other products.

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  56. Ooh grease is a tough one! Especially on to plastic. What do you think? Will this be helpful.

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  57. I've never added dish soap to my cleaners, but I guess it makes sense. Thanks for sharing this!

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  58. I just bought some distilled white vinegar. Thank you for sharing this, and I bet this really is a great money saver!

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  59. Oh I am so going to give this a shot. My stove is a mess right now and I think this may just do the trick.

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  60. Now this is awesome trick to do in cleaning up

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  61. Vinegar has many uses! But I'm not sure if we have distilled white vinegar here in our country. Thanks for sharing this DIY degreaser, a big help to all the mommies!

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  62. I seem to always run out of cleaning products, so this diy recipe will come in handy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  63. wow this is great! I have a greasy oven that really needs cleaning

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  64. I use vinegar for nearly everything. if you're getting into natural cleaning, you may want to check out Zero Xeno. I just came across their cleaning product line recently and loved it!!

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