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Vinegar Removes Grease from Glass Lids

Even after last week's boiled vinegar incident (gross!), I still want to show you how well the vinegar cleaned the grease off of my glass lid that I covered those frying beef patties with (that lingering smell was the reason I tried the boiled water and vinegar). 

I use Dawn to wash my dishes in, and it seems to do a good job at cutting through the grease on my pots and pans. But I still have a greasy residue on my glass lids after washing them - and I wash the lids before I wash the pots and pans to try to avoid that smeary mess on them. 

It wouldn't be a good idea to spray something like Glass Plus on them to clean that residue off since some of the spray might remain in crevices such as screws or rims. So, I thought I would try spraying pure vinegar on the lids after washing them since vinegar is a food-grade product that is also used as a window cleaner by many people. It did a great job. I sprayed the vinegar on the lid after washing and wiped it off with a paper towel. There was still a little smear left, so I repeated this process once more and most of the smeared "clean" grease was gone. Rinse with water to remove any remaining vinegar. 

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beef patty grease on lid

remove grease from glass lids
greasy smear after washing the lid with dish detergent

grease removal from glass lid using vinegar
much cleaner lid after wiping it with vinegar

The fried beef smell was still on the lid, because the Dawn wasn't able to cut through the grease on the glass. To me, this means I have left-over grease from my last meal covering my next meal. And that doesn't seem healthy. Kind of like eating unrefrigerated leftovers the next day. Yuck! After I cleaned the lid with vinegar, I was no longer able to smell the grease - and the vinegar smell was really very minimal, which surprised me. You will still want to rinse off the vinegar. But now, I feel like my lid is healthy enough for me to use on the next meal I'll need to cover with it. So, I can comfortably recommend cleaning your glass lids with vinegar since it doesn't make your whole house smell like vinegar. 


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