Four Ingredients to Clean Bacon Grease
Happy National Bacon Day! We really can’t think of any better way to end the year than by celebrating with bacon. While you are busy creating bacon-inspired dishes, we suggest grabbing one of the following ingredients to help you clean up the grease:
You don’t want to immediately begin wiping away those grease spots on your stove or countertops–it will only spread the spill. Instead, soak up the grease by sprinkling some flour on the spot, let it sit for about 15 minutes and brush off the flour before wiping down the space with a towel.
Baking soda is the perfect non-abrasive scrub for wiping surfaces clean of grease–especially grease that is already dry (see above for drying your grease). Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge (or make a paste of baking soda and water) and rub the grease spot until it is gone. Once the grease has been removed follow up with a damp towel to clean up any leftover powder residue.
Spray white vinegar on the greased surface, let sit for 5 minutes, and wipe clean with a paper towel or a sponge. The beauty of vinegar is that it will also restore shine to your countertops and appliances.
We realize cleaning oil with oil seems counterintuitive, but according to Apartment Therapy “natural vegetable oil on a paper towel can remove a really difficult stain.” We suggest following up this method with the baking soda or vinegar method from above to ensure your countertops and appliances will shine.
Talk to us: What is your favorite bacon-inspired dish to make?
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