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No kitchen is safe from grease! No matter whether you’re cooking something on the hob or passing dirty plates through a busy restaurant kitchen, grease spreads like wildfire and it isn’t always easy to get rid of. Thankfully, there are a few great tips for keeping grease at bay.

Flour

When you want to keep your kitchen clean, you wouldn’t automatically think about throwing flour around the place. However, when it comes to cleaning up grease quickly, flour can be of great use. It’s best to try and clean the grease up as soon as possible, before it sticks too badly to your surfaces. When grease is spilt, sprinkle a little flour on top and wipe away.

Dish soap

You probably already know that dish soap can clear grease from kitchen counters. However, when grease is spilt it tends to travel further than just your kitchen worktops. If you’re cooking particularly greasy meals, you may find grease spots on your clothing and uniforms too. Did you know that applying a few drops of dish soap to your clothing as soon as you see the grease could help? Rub the dish soap into your clothing and wait for half an hour. Then all you need to do is add the uniforms to a cold water machine wash and they should come out good as new. This saves money on replacing staff uniforms regularly.

Salt and rubbing alcohol

There are sometimes items in the kitchen or restaurant that you can’t just throw in the dishwasher or washing machine. For example, you may have a rug or chair covers where customers have spilt food. If you find that grease gets onto something unwashable, it’s not the end of the world. Mix one part salt and 4 parts rubbing alcohol and thoroughly rub into the affected area. Leave for a few hours and then use a vacuum to clean up.

Happy cleaning!