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Old 01-18-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Kitchen grease removal... this worked!

Boy was it a mess. The top of the cabinets above the counter has been where we left on display some larger decorative bowls, a bean pot, soup terrine, a vase and a large trifle bowl. Got the trifle bowl down to make the dessert for the christmas party. That was when I saw how thick the kitchen gunk was with dust tacked into it. Gummy as old fly paper. Looked like the last time it was cleaned Moses was visiting.

Today with a step ladder and a pump bottle of Greased Lightning I got every top of all the cabinets spotless. This stuff was from Lowes in a gallon jug and I don' think I used more than three pints to do the job. It worked well and didn't harm the cherry wood. I rinsed as I moved the ladder. Took maybe two hours but they are clean. Put down some foil and set the suff back up in place. Hope the foil can just be trashed when it gets greased up and I won't have to go through this again.


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Old 01-18-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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I use Greased Lightening on the toughest jobs too. Dh even used lots of it when he was rebuilding one of his tractors. It does work!

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Old 01-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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Never tried the product before but I certainly will NOW after your two, ringing endorsements! Plus, if I can get it at Lowe's I can browse to my heart's content...love that store! Drive DH crazy...he wants to get in/get out, I want to look at every possible "toy".
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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When we were having our kitchen remodeled last year, we discussed replacing our cabinets and the contractor told us we didn't have to. He said he would make them look like new.

After touching up the scratches, he cleaned the cabinets with Simple Green then polished them with Liquid Gold. Now people see our kitchen and think we have new cabinets.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
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I use Krud Kutter for grease and it works wonders. It even took out some black grease my son got on his chef coat cleaning the grill hood at the restaurant. Never tried Greased Lighting.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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I always want to ask what works to clean the grease off the cabinets. Our house is seven years old and we have never washed the cabinets down, didn't need to. Well wasn't able to spot the problem anyways and now I can. I am totally going to have hubby give the Greased Lightning a try! Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #7
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Angdeer I bought the gallon jug and it is ready to use in a spray bottle. I lucked out by having an old spray head in the garage that happend to fit an EverClear water bottle. Well the real bonus was the spray head wasn't a standarded mist to stream but it foamed it out like it was suds it used less and clung more. Guess it may have been from a bathroom cleaning bottle or scrubbing bubbles .... you get the idea. I cut some blue sham wows into smaller sheets and gave one a work out. It cleaned out under the faucet. I doubt an old cotton rag would have released the grease. When I was in Lowes I bought a big wallpaper paste removal sponge and cut it in half. This was great as it could hold greased lightning or the gunk and rinsed out clean. The sponge has a scoure side of nylon wool that really helped in the corners and on the thich spots. Used a shamwow piece and cold water to rise as a cabinet was done. Must of changed that rise water six times!
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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So often so called grease cleaners just don't do the job, but it looks like there are a few products that actually work. Thanks to each of you for sharing this information. After all it is so much cheaper to clean than replace.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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Hi jabbur,
I either heard of it or have seen Krud Kutter at the store. Does the lable say to wear gloves and goggles?
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:32 PM   #10
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Good to know something new. Thank you for sharing.

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