Kitchen cupboards, especially those above the stove, often get a greasy buildup that can be difficult to remove. Commercial degreasers can be expensive and may damage the finish on your wood cabinets. This page contains recipes for homemade kitchen degreaser.
A natural and inexpensive degreaser is to keep white vinegar, water, and perhaps a drop of dish detergent in a spray bottle. This is handy to keep in the kitchen, but can be used in any room.
By Carla from Huntington, WV
Now you finally have something useful you can make with all those annoying little soap slivers. You don't have to throw them out anymore, make an all purpose kitchen cleaner! With a few minutes and virtually no cost, you can have a bottle full of de-greaser ready to go. Re-duce, re-use, go green! :)
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 22 ounces
Source: Modified from an idea in a book called Make It
Don't buy degreaser. My mother taught me to use Dawn or Palmolive (or a similar dish soap in terms of grease fighting) directly on the stove top or on another area that you want to clean grease off. Just put it on thickly, let it set for about 5 minutes. Then scrub off. It is amazing how well this cleans compared to fantastic or other specially made cleaners.