Last Updated: September 23, 2022

The 11 Best Kitchen Degreasers for Fighting Tough Grease.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 23 min read

Believe it or not, one of the dirtiest rooms in our home is our kitchen, and if you're someone who loves to cook, then you know the extreme mess making a meal can leave behind. From sauce and oil splashing out of pans to grease on cabinets and cookware, it's not pretty. Finding a good kitchen degreaser is essential for your sanity and your health — that's why we've put together our picks for the 11 Best Kitchen Degreasers for Fighting Tough Grease. From ovens and other appliances to countertops and even walls, these mighty cleaners are a force to be reckoned with no matter what they're going up against.

If you're ready to do battle with every inch of your kitchen, click into our article, Ultimate cleaning: A step-by-step guide to cleaning the kitchen, for some light reading before you begin. (You'll thank us afterward.)


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.


1. method Heavy Duty Degreaser

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Messy cooks rejoice: method Heavy Duty Degreaser knocks out hard-to-remove grease, oil, and other nasty food splatter in the kitchen. Perfect for taking on burner grates, range hoods, and even microwaves, this method degreaser banishes grease with ease, and it doesn’t leave a pungent smell in the air either. Your kitchen is one of the messiest …

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2. Mrs. Meyer's Cream Cleaner

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Baking soda has been used for cleaning purposes for years and years, and this Mrs. Meyer's Baking Soda Cream Cleaner channels the cleaning power of baking soda to help keep your bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms sparkling clean. This household cleaner is made without parabens and Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it comes in a light and refreshing …

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3. Arm & Hammer Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 1 lb

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One ingredient, multiple household uses. This Arm & Hammer Baking Soda has been used in American homes for more than 165 years — we’re talking back to your great, great grandma’s generation, or even earlier. Its 100-percent, pure baking soda, and can be used for household and personal-care uses, as well as baking.

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16 Oz
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4. Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner

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An all-purpose cleaner that really means for all purposes — this Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner can tackle everything from doing laundry to mopping floors. It’s also a great option for households with pets and kids because it’s made with plant-based ingredients, including natural fir needle and spruce essential oils, and it’s dye-free, …

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32 Oz
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5. Aunt Fannie's Extra Strength Vinegar: For Cleaning

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Vinegar is a proven powerhouse. Aunt Fannie's extra strength 6% acidity vinegar means there's no need for any nasty stuff.

This versatile formula can be used at the full concentration for descaling and buildup removal or diluted with water to cut dust, grease, and grime in a variety of applications including general cleaning in kitchens, …

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33oz
$8.49
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6. Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate

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Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate cuts 2x more grease than other natural brands.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This biodegradable formula is made with 92% plant-based ingredients — no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, synthetic dyes, ammonia, or chlorine bleach — and made with 100% …

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2 Count
$6.95
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7. Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

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Say hello to your new best friend when it comes to bathroom, kitchen, and cookware cleaning. This Bon Ami Powder Cleanser is triclosan-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, chlorine-free, dye-free, and hypoallergenic, so it’s a healthy choice for any household. Plus, it’s made in the US with responsible, recycled-paper packaging and never tested on …

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14 Oz
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8. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner

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Rose, a beloved garden bloom made modern for Spring. Touches of crisp green apple and pulpy stone fruits all sprinkled with watery freshness by any other name, still a rose.

This Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner is kitchen-counter worthy, but can also be used in bathrooms and other rooms with often-touched surfaces waiting to be cleaned. …
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9. 20 Mule Team 20 Mule Team Borax Detergent Booster & Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner

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20 Mule Team Borax Detergent Booster & Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a Jack (and Jill) of all trades. This amazing, natural mineral found in every corner around the globe is a multipurpose cleaner that can be used to tackle just about anything, from tough laundry stains and odors to dirty carpets and water spots on glassware. Check out Grove's huge …

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10. method All Purpose Cleaner

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Being an avid animal lover and someone who worked day in and day out cleaning, we think Cinderella would have even swapped to this method All Purpose Cleaner in her day. This method cleaning spray uses plant-based cleaning power to target and break down dirt and grime with a streak-free finish. Plus, it’s tough enough to handle everyday messes …

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28 Oz
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11. Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub

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This Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub is one of Grove’s products you’re going to want to have in supply in your home. Not only does it tackle most surfaces, including tile, stainless steel, porcelain fixtures, and even cookware, it also is made from 98-percent naturally derived ingredients, so you won’t notice any harsh chemical smells or left-over …

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11 Oz
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FAQs

Why do I need a kitchen degreaser?

Kitchen degreasers are perfect for people who cook a lot. If you're using your oven, other appliances like your microwave or toaster, or even the stovetop on a regular basis, grease and messes can happen pretty quickly. When it's time to clean up, if grease or food has dried on your stovetop, counters, or even walls, you'll need something to clean it up for sure. A strong degreaser or multipurpose cleaner can help you get your kitchen back to normal so you can feel comfortable prepping food in it again. Sometimes with stuck-on grease you may need to let it soak for a little while. Using a cleaning cloth like our Grove Co. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths is always a great idea, too. (Plus, it's less waste than using paper towels.)

For more kitchen cleaning tips from Grove, check out 8 tips for cleaning nonstick pots and pans naturally and 4 easy ways to clean a smelly garbage disposal — naturally.


What is the best degreaser for thick grease?

We think everything on our list is a great choice when it comes to tackling thick grease, and it really just depends on your personal preference. Some people prefer multi surface cleaners they can let soak on their greasy areas, while others prefer cream cleansers that'll clean and polish up stainless steel, too. Whatever your preference, our list features top, trusted brands like Mrs. Meyer's, method, Aunt Fannie's, and Arm & Hammer. Remember that you'll need something to scrub the grease even with your cleaner of choice — you can use a cleaning cloth or soft sponge to scrub it away.

Here at Grove, we consider ourselves the clean team — and we're here to help you through the everyday grind of keeping things tidy. For an in-depth look at how to target the grease on your kitchen cabinets, see this article.


Does vinegar cut grease?

Oh yeah! Vinegar is known as a grease-fighting ingredient. Even a DIY vinegar-and-water solution alone can get rid of your grease with a little 10-minute soak. Aunt Fannie's makes great vinegar products for cleaning up messes in your home — make sure to shop all Aunt Fannie's vinegar products on Grove.

If you're interested in more DIY solutions for grease fighting, here's one of our favorites using some of our products from our site:

For this magic cleaning elixir, just mix the following

  • Three cups of water
  • One cup of baking soda
  • One cup of vinegar
  • 1-half-a-cup of a dish soap of your choice

You'll use this mixture just like you would any other degreaser with a cloth or sponge and make sure to wipe down your greasy surfaces before rinsing them clean. See our favorite sponges here.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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