FoodRevolutionize kitchen cleaning with homemade grease-busting mix of coffee and acetone

Revolutionize kitchen cleaning with homemade grease-busting mix of coffee and acetone

Add acetone to your coffee. It will get rid of fatty stains.
Add acetone to your coffee. It will get rid of fatty stains.
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5:15 PM EST, February 6, 2024

Homemade cleaning products are inexpensive, effective, and simple to prepare. They solely rely on widely available, natural ingredients. For example, making homemade laundry detergent only costs about $4, compared to a packet of laundry pods, which can cost at least $6.50.

The kitchen is among the most heavily stained areas in a home. Stains can appear there in an instant. A moment's neglect can result in grease starting to dribble down your stove. Dried grease hardens into a stubborn stain. In some cases, removing certain types of grime seems almost miraculous. There's a way to do it though, and you're likely to already have the necessary ingredients at home — coffee and acetone.

Coffee and acetone: A combination that removes any stain

Grease, dirt, coffee, and food remains — all these build up on your stove, forming unappealing, stubborn stains. Grease is often the main culprit. Most detergents fail to completely remove it. In certain situations, buying a professional degreaser becomes necessary.

Regrettably, such a product is not the cheapest option, as a bottle typically costs about $4. Interested in saving money? Create your own homemade surface degreaser. You only need two ingredients that are probably already in your home - coffee and acetone.

Wondering how to prepare it? It's extremely simple. All you need is a small dish and a spray bottle. Pour a teaspoon of instant coffee into the dish, followed by four tablespoons of boiling water. Stir vigorously. Once the coffee has dissolved, add four tablespoons of acetone and three tablespoons of dish soap. Wait until the solution cools, then pour it into the spray bottle. Spray the stain with the solution and let it sit for three minutes. The combination of coffee and acetone will handle any stain.

No acetone? Use baking soda as a replacement

Acetone is the main component in nail polish remover. If you don't have it at home, you can substitute it with baking soda, which possesses whitening, cleaning, and disinfecting properties. Blend the baking soda with the dissolved coffee and dish soap, then spray the concoction onto the stained surface. Wait five minutes, then scrub the surface with a sponge. The grease should come off effortlessly.

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