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    We have a really cute tea kettle.. it sits on top of the stove and now has a layer of greasy grossness on it. I stuck it in the dishwasher and it didn't help. It still looks gross. Any tips on how to get rid of the grease? Thanks.

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    I would get some Dawn dish liquid and wipe it down with that

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    Is it metal? Painted ceramic?

    I just learned this trick. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Smear it all over the teapot. Leave it to sit for about 1 minute. Wipe off. You don't even have to scrub. The grease just melts off.
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    I scrub mine down with a mixture of Dawn and salt.

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    not sure what material your kettle is but here's what I do with mine when it gets so bad I can't stand it.
    I use oven cleaner- sprayed on and left to sit a while (my while is probably longer than your while so you be the judge), I've found this saves wear and tear on my hands, kettle and time. I keep a can of OC under my sink just for this purpose as I get buildup even though i clean wkly (not going to clean daily- just on principal).

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    My dad claims boiling something in a rolling boil gets the grease off.

    I was going to suggest boiling it in vinegar or diluted vinegar water.

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    Ammonia will strip off anything....

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    ~I also use the baking soda paste. It works!~

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    My red kettle sits on the stove too. I don't use sprays on it, I am convinced it will get inside, I won't get it all out and I will keel over dead or something (yes, I have issues )

    I use the Dollar Tree version of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

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    Baking soda paste is what I use on my stainless steel one. It really works!

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    I have a Revere ware kettle from Goodwill and I take a Brillo pad to it when it gets greasy. I might not if it were painted enamel or pricey, but maybe you could find a small place where it would'nt show and try it. Hannah

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    I have a Revereware kettle too and I use 409 on a paper towel to wipe it down. 409 will go through almost anything. If I have to scrub I use a sponge and some Bon Ami, which does not scratch up the finish. Then rinse really well in hot water so there are not spots on the stainless.
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    Ammonia will strip off anything.... completely agree with stinkbug

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    Adding my 2 cents. I use Lestoil. Lestoil is great getting grease out of clothing too.

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    I use a soap pad on my SS Revere Ware. I use the soap pad on the chrome toaster too.

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