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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Clean kitchen cabinets with these helpful hands for doing the job faster, smarter and better. Skip wiping down cabinets regularly, instead, just spot clean them. Spray multi-purpose cleaner on a micro-fiber cloth. Quickly wipe away fingerprints and splatters on cabinets that are open most often. Wipe around the hardware too. Make it a goal to clean your cabinets entirely once a season, where cabinet by cabinet, emptying the cabinets entirely. Dab in a micro-fiber with mild cleanser and wipe down the shelves, the inside of the doors and door front. Use a toothbrush to clean out crevices and dry the surfaces as you go. Mix a paste of baking soda and water to tackle stains on painted cabinets. Simply rub the pace on to the stain and let it set. Wipe away the paste with a damp cloth and buff the cabinet dry. For wood cabinets, use oil soap for cleaning and adding shine.
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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

However, the kitchen is one of the most used living areas in a family’s home and kitchen cabinets can quickly become coated with a layer of grease, dirt and grime from constant use and cooking. If you to know how to clean your kitchen cabinets, Maid Brigade has compiled a few of our favorite natural methods for tackling grease and grime buildup on your wood cabinets. We recommend experimenting with these to figure out what you find works best to clean your kitchen cabinets.
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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are opened and closed more often than the front door is. Such frequent use—along with leakage, spills, and the cabinets’ proximity to food prep—inevitably leads to grime. In fact, kitchen cabinets are notorious for hosting the sort of stains that remain stubborn against conventional cleaners. If you’ve been battling buildup to no avail, read on to learn how to clean kitchen cabinets using simple, non-toxic items that most homeowners keep on hand.
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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Most cabinet types, including metal, plastic laminate, painted wood, and vinyl cabinets, can be cleaned with a solution of liquid dish soap and warm water. This simple and mild solution is enough to get food smudges, dust, and mild grease build-up off of your cabinets. Dish soap works as a degreaser and can even remove some tough buildup on the exterior. Don't forget the edges and sides of your cabinets. Rinse thoroughly with another clean cloth, before drying with a final cloth. You don't want to leave a lot of water on your cabinets which can discolor and damage them. An all-purpose cleaner can be used to clean cabinets too, but it's important to test cleaners in a hidden spot to make sure that they won't damage your cabinet's finish.
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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Sometimes the buildup of grease on our kitchen cabinets is so thick that it can be seen but not easily removed. If a thick orange or yellowish sticky substance seems to be attached to your cabinet, you know what I am talking about. An orange oil cleaner can help, especially if it is allowed to sit and penetrate the grease for ​2-4 minutes. This may need to be repeated a few times. You can also try a soft bristled brush and a baking soda and water paste to gently scrub the area. Depending on the finish of your cabinets, a magic eraser might be a good option. But because magic erasers can actually scrub away the finish of surfaces, you'll need to test it in a hidden spot on your cabinets first. Avoid trying to scrape away the grease since this increases the chance that you will damage the cabinets finish permanently.
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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

There are few areas of your home more exposed to dirt, grease and bacteria than your kitchen cabinets. Children closing and opening kitchen cabinets, grease from cooking or condensation from outside temperatures all affect your cabinets, requiring you to clean them on a weekly, if not daily, basis.

Reorganizing my kitchen storage has improved function and cut dishwasher unloading time by at least a third. While the renewed pleasure of our space is exciting, my number-one kitchen complaint was still the state of the cabinets. I periodically handle surface stains and drips with a quick spray and wipe, but unfortunately my routine with a multi-surface cleaner was no longer doing the trick. Grime, grease, and spills were still hanging around after each cleaning.
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I used this on my cabinets that had gotten sticky mainly because our stove vents inside and we have a ceiling fan. I added some essential oil in addition to the olive oil and they look great, especially on the corners where everyone opens the doors without using the handles. It even took off other stains on the lower cabinets that had dripped from the counter tops that I was never able to get off even with all the regular on-the-shelf cleaners. One recipe of #1 in a spray bottle cleaned all my cabinets, plus around the door knobs around the house. I did not leave it on long as I didn’t want the water to ruin my cabinets, but they cleaned quickly without having to set.
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Begin at the top and work your way down each cabinet. For tough cabinets that are empty, you can spray directly onto the surface, otherwise spray onto a cleaning cloth and then wipe the cabinets down.
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For tough stain spots, create a paste using baking soda and water. Scrub with a sponge to remove the buildup and then rinse with water. If your cabinets have splattered tomato sauce or other stubborn food stains, this treatment might be the key to clean cabinets. You can follow this treatment up with the detergent and water solution for an even more thorough cleaning.
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STEP 3 Wipe down your cabinets, paying extra attention to the hardware (knobs, pulls, and handles) and to the areas immediately adjacent those often-touched components. Re-moisten the cloth if and when necessary. Start over with new cloths as others become soiled in the process of cleaning. Keep at it until you’ve wiped all of the cabinets and they look as clean as you want them to.

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