Whether the kids forget to wash their hands or grease splatters on them during cooking, kitchen cabinets are grease magnets! The worst areas always seem to be around the knobs and handles. It can be tricky to clean greasy cabinets, but don’t put it off, because it just gets worse. All you need to know is the easy way to clean up those greasy cabinets. Hint: you probably have what you need in your kitchen right now!
How to Clean Greasy Cabinets
Homemade Solutions for Greasy Cabinets
There’s no need to go out and buy expensive chemical cleaners for your cabinets. This homemade solution to clean greasy cabinets works for any cabinet surface.
A grease-fighting dishwashing liquid such as Dawn dish soap is also effective at cleaning greasy cabinets. Just add two or three teaspoons of dishwashing liquid to two cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on the grease marks and fingerprints on your kitchen cabinets. Wipe with a soft cloth. Dry the areas with a clean soft cloth. Repeat as necessary to remove all the grease.
If the dishwashing liquid and water mixture needs a little boost, grab the baking soda. First mix a paste of baking soda and water, then apply it to those greasy spots with a soft cloth. Rub gently with the grain. Wipe it off with a clean cloth.
For even more cleaning power, make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Apply to the grease on one area at a time and work into the stain following the grain of the wood. Wipe off with a damp cloth and then dry with a clean cloth.
Another homemade solution to clean greasy cabinets starts with white vinegar. Combine one part vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle. Add a couple drops of dishwashing liquid. The vinegar helps the dishwashing liquid break down grease. Wet a soft cloth with this mixture, then rub the greasy spots thoroughly. Rinse with a small amount of water and dry with a clean cloth.
Final Steps to Clean Greasy Cabinets
After you have cleaned the grease off your cabinets, make them look even better with an oil finish. Polish the cabinet doors with orange, lemon or mineral oil to give them a great looking shine!
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