Just one look at your kitchen cabinets is sometimes enough to make you shudder. Cooking often leaves behind one of the most difficult stains to get rid of: the grease. Sticky debris is not only unpleasant to see, but it can ruin your kitchen cabinets too. Would you like to know the secret of cleaning sticky wood cabinets like a pro? Read on!
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How do you clean grease and grime off kitchen cabinets?
Spills and cooking of fatty foods (such as meat, butter, oil) cause the grease particles to travel through the air and stick to your kitchen cabinets, turning them anywhere from off-white to brown color. In addition to the unappealing stains, grease makes your cupboards look downright nasty, not to mention the foul smell you can expect if you leave them untouched.
Lucky for you, there is a way to make this whole mess disappear: a bit of vinegar and baking soda go a long way to eliminate the greasy stains, and they also remove the problematic odors. It’s important to clean your kitchen cabinets regularly, preferably once a month, or more often if their color is light, especially white.
Before you begin cleaning, make sure you are well equipped. Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:
- Rubber gloves
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Spray bottle
- Rag or paper towels
How do you clean and shine wood cabinets?
Once you have everything, and you’ve put the gloves on to protect your hands, you can begin getting rid of the grime and grease. First, pour vinegar into the spray bottle and spray it on your cabinets. Wiping off will remove practically all dirt and some of the grease. The rest of it you can entrust to baking soda, for a perfectly eco-friendly cleaning.
Scatter baking soda on the rag and scrub the grease patches. You’ll be amazed by the results, as baking soda is rough enough to break down the grease, but it won’t damage the cabinet surface. After you’re done scrubbing, spray some more vinegar on your cabinets and wipe it off again, before wiping them down with water.
When it comes to restoring the wood cabinets shine, simply eradicating the grease and grime is not enough. To ensure there’s no further harm to already damaged wood, a refinishing job may be necessary. An appropriate spray polish or cream, or even better: olive oil mixed with water can do wonders.
What to clean inside kitchen cabinets with?
You can use a 50:50 solution of vinegar and warm water with just a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent to clean the outside, as well as the inside of your kitchen cabinets. Mix these in a spray bottle, and your cupboards will thank you for not using harsh chemical cleaning products that could damage their finish, or bring about more sticky residue.
A couple of drops of dishwashing liquid in your cleaning solution will make all the difference when it comes to hard core muck. First thing’s first: empty your cabinets and the cleaning can begin. After cleaning the outside, spray the inside of your cupboard doors and the shelves, letting the solution work for a couple of minutes before wiping it off. Repeat the process if necessary. Use another rag to wipe all surfaces with clean water. Don’t forget to dry all surfaces when you’re done with cleaning.
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