Ceramic, Marble, Glass and Plastic Backsplashes
- Spray the surface with an all-purpose cleaner designed to remove grease. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Wipe down your backsplash with a soft rag or paper towels. Repeat if necessary.
- Use a heavy duty degreasing cleaner such as Grease Grizzly or Goo Gone if your grease is tough to remove.
- Rinse with a clean, wet rag when done to remove all cleaning residue.
Stainless Steel Backsplashes
- Add a few squirts of dish detergent that easily cuts through grease, like Dawn, to a bucket of warm to hot water.
- Use a soft cloth and the soapy water to rub the grease away. Do not use an abrasive sponge on the stainless steel, because it could scratch your backsplash.
- Follow up with a stainless steel cleaner if necessary. If your stainless steel is streaky after cleaning, use a commericial product sold for stainless steel (usually for appliances). Rub the product onto the backsplash with a cloth, using circular motions. Use a clean cloth to buff and remove any cleaning residue.
- Use a toothbrush or scrub brush to clean. Because slate backsplashes usually are not sealed, grease gets deep into the slate itself rather than just on the surface.
- Use dish detergent, like Dawn, and some warm to hot water for your cleaning solution. Add a couple of squirts to one bucket of water.
- Test on an inconspicuous spot before scrubbing the entire area to be sure you do not damage your slate. Let it dry before deciding whether it is safe to use.
- Scrub your slate backsplash with the soapy water and a scrub brush, if all goes well in Step 3. Dip your brush into the soapy water frequently while scrubbing.
- Rinse with a clean, wet rag to remove any remaining soap residue.