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Best degreaser for your outdoor kitchen?

HubHub Posts: 927
My outdoor kitchen consists of my kamado, double gas burner, flat-top griddle, sink, and pizza oven.  It's all set into a granite countertop.  Because I never fry indoors, my griddle and gas burner (cast iron skillet) see quite a bit of frying and it seems like there always grease on the granite countertop.  Once every couple of months I hit everything pretty hard with Easy Off Oven Cleaner, but in between those deep cleans I haven't found anything that really wipes out the grease.  What do you guys use? None of the stuff that I have used has really worked.  I appreciate the help.


Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia

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  • HubHub Posts: 927
    I thought it was a fair question boys.
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,699
    edited March 2021
    Hub said:
    I thought it was a fair question boys.
    I agree and I'm sure others here do as well! Be patient grasshopper!  (But if you don't know what Be patient grasshopper! means - it is NOT an insult!)

    Personally I have destroyed a few things using Easy Off!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,443
    I used this on my stainless gasser and on the occasional granite top when my customers would get a stubborn stain.  


    One thing I would mention with your granite counter is the oven cleaner has removed any sealer that had been applied previously. If you apply a really good impregnating sealer if will help keep the grease from absorbing into the surface pores and ease the clean up. 

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,435
    I use hot water and ammonia. Seems to work great. You can buy a gallon of ammonia for less than a buck at Dollar General and Family Dollar. 

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,760
    Simple green here
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 4,012
    I don’t have an outdoor granite countertop but easy off doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.  I’d say start with regular dish soap+water and finish with daily granite.

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  • posterposter Posts: 993
    paqman said:
    I don’t have an outdoor granite countertop but easy off doesn’t sound like a good idea to me.  I’d say start with regular dish soap+water and finish with daily granite.
    This, try Dawn dish soap. Cuts through grease pretty good
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 3,155
    I would not be using Lye (Easy-Off) on your stone granite counters. No acids either. That's crazy. Dawn dish soap and warm water is all you need. If you have anything stubborn then a razor blade is more than sufficient. 
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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 6,041
     What about getting egg grease out of concrete?
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,435
     What about getting egg grease out of concrete?
    Muriatic acid. 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,699
    SGH said:
     What about getting egg grease out of concrete?
    Muriatic acid. 
      I assume you mean deluted? We loved the look of used paver bricks and selected them for our exterior as no 2 bricks look alike! These bricks were already over 200 years old and now adding the age of our home they are 250 years old. On our back side I placed our eggs plus that popular gas fired griddle which pops grease on that brick wall like crazy! Are you sure straight muriatic acid won’t be damaging to my old brick and the mortar between them?! 

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  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,435
    @RRP
    Yes dilute it. My apologies for not being more specific. The ratio is 10 to 1. Give or take a little either way. 

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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 6,041
    Thank you @SGH
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,429
    Oxalic acid.  Get the spray Barkeeper's Friend or Star Brite.   This stuff is magic.  Also, way safer and less fumes than hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid).  Don't use any acid on marble, if you do, must be very dilute or a weak acid like acetic.
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  • HubHub Posts: 927
    I appreciate the suggestions.  To clarify, I use Easy Off on the burners/griddle and I let it set for several minutes before I scrub.  I've occasionally sprayed a very light mist on the granite and then immediately scrubbed it with a wet, soapy rag.  Based on what I've read here, I will stop doing that.  
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 800
    Dawn is simply the best degreaser available. Not just in the kitchen, but it's also what highway crews use when a tanker truck full of lard spills its load. Amazingly effective stuff.

    But 99% of the time I get by with a 50/50 solution of Simple Green.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • KayakKayak Posts: 649
    Maybe Dawn and a plastic scrubbie?

    Bob

    New Cumberland, PA
    XL with the usual accessories

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