How to Clean Stove Grease off Your Tea Kettle

Clean cooked-on gunk off of teakettles and other pots and pans.

Steps

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    If the teakettle is made of metal with an enamel coating, use spray-on oven cleaner like Easy-Off to remove the cooked-on grease and stains. Oven cleaner can also be used on other metals, but may corrode the finish. Place the dry teakettle upside down in the sink, spray with oven cleaner, wait 20 minutes, and rinse. Most or all of the gunk will wash right off.
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    Trisodium phosphate (TSP) or equivalents, sold at paint stores, are good grease removers. Use them with an SOS-type pad, same procedure as above.
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    Dampen the exterior or your kettle with water, dust with baking soda, and wipe with a sponge soaked in vinegar. Re-dust with baking soda as needed. Once clean, you can maintain the grease-free status by wiping weekly with vinegar on a paper towel.

Warnings

  • These cleaners are corrosive. Wear rubber gloves and follow the instructions on the box or can.
  • Test the cleaning treatment on an inconspicuous part of the teakettle before applying the treatment to the whole thing.

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Categories: Care and Use of Cooking Equipment | Grease and Fat Stains