Make homemade grease remover by adding 1 cup of ammonia, 1/2 cup of vinegar and a 1/4 cup of baking soda to a gallon of water. Mix it well and use a cloth to remove grease. Store it in a clean jug with a lid for later use, and always stir the mixture before each use in case baking soda settles at the bottom.
Tackle most grease cleaning chores with a spray bottle, baking soda, white vinegar, liquid soap and a sponge. Vinegar and water is a common method to make non-porous surfaces shine and gleam. Add equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean. Add essential oils like lemon, orange or bergamot to make scented vinegar cleaner.
To remove grease from counters around the stovetop, mix vinegar, soap, essential oil and distilled water. Spray it on the counters, and wipe down fresh grease splatters and spills with a cloth. Use dishwasher detergent with baking soda for tough grease stains. Use only water on natural, porous stone countertops.
To clean the stovetop, add two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and 2 teaspoons of borax to 1 quart of water. Spray the solution and let it sit for 30 minutes before wiping it down. Use a vinegar and water spray with a soft cloth to rinse and polish the surface.