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Blog Seasonal Cleaning Tidy Home DIY Home Organization Quick Tips BlogDiyHow To Clean Kitchen Cabinets How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets Most cabinets are factory manufactured and finished; even wood cabinets have enough varnish or other protective coating so that you are able to use a cleaning solution. The oil slick that builds up on cabinets – especially around the handles – is a combination of kitchen grease, food smears, skin oil and hand lotion transferred to the cabinet. All-purpose cleaners aren’t equal to the challenge. Things You’ll Need Strong Alkaline or Heavy-Duty Cleaner Bucket or Sink Microfiber Cloth Dishwashing Detergent Oil Soap Solution How To Do It First, if your cabinets are plastic laminate (formica or other plastic), metal, painted metal or glass, wash them all over with a strong alkaline cleaner, available at a janitorial supply store. Or, use a heavy-duty cleaner from the supermarket. Mix according to directions and apply the solution with a microfiber cloth. Let it sit a minute or two. Then, scrub wherever necessary. Next, remove the grimy suds from the cloth by squeezing it into the sink or a bucket, never re-dip back into your cleaning solution. Then rinse with a damp cloth and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth to remove any last traces of scum and leave the cabinets clean and glowing. On wooden cabinets, take a gentler approach. To get off stubborn dirt, wash around all handles and any other grease zones first with hand dishwashing detergent. Then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution. Just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a microfiber cloth. Remember to always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. Seldom do you need to add any polish because the surface has its own sheen when clean. If your cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish very lightly once a year or so to fill in the pores and bring back some life. Tip Never use acids or powdered cleansers on cabinets. A good overall washing once a year should be enough. Keep a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner handy the rest of the time and spot clean after heavy kitchen use.
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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

BlogDiyHow To Clean Kitchen Cabinets How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets Most cabinets are factory manufactured and finished; even wood cabinets have enough varnish or other protective coating so that you are able to use a cleaning solution. The oil slick that builds up on cabinets – especially around the handles – is a combination of kitchen grease, food smears, skin oil and hand lotion transferred to the cabinet. All-purpose cleaners aren’t equal to the challenge. Things You’ll Need Strong Alkaline or Heavy-Duty Cleaner Bucket or Sink Microfiber Cloth Dishwashing Detergent Oil Soap Solution How To Do It First, if your cabinets are plastic laminate (formica or other plastic), metal, painted metal or glass, wash them all over with a strong alkaline cleaner, available at a janitorial supply store. Or, use a heavy-duty cleaner from the supermarket. Mix according to directions and apply the solution with a microfiber cloth. Let it sit a minute or two. Then, scrub wherever necessary. Next, remove the grimy suds from the cloth by squeezing it into the sink or a bucket, never re-dip back into your cleaning solution. Then rinse with a damp cloth and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth to remove any last traces of scum and leave the cabinets clean and glowing. On wooden cabinets, take a gentler approach. To get off stubborn dirt, wash around all handles and any other grease zones first with hand dishwashing detergent. Then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution. Just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a microfiber cloth. Remember to always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. Seldom do you need to add any polish because the surface has its own sheen when clean. If your cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish very lightly once a year or so to fill in the pores and bring back some life. Tip Never use acids or powdered cleansers on cabinets. A good overall washing once a year should be enough. Keep a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner handy the rest of the time and spot clean after heavy kitchen use.
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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Next Up How to Clean Wood Furniture Say goodbye to water stains, ink marks and polish buildup on your wood furniture by following these simple cleaning tips and tricks. How to Use Gel Stain to Spruce Up Cabinets, Lamp Bases and More Looking to update cabinets or wood furniture. Consider using gel stain, it has many advantages over traditional stain and won’t cover the wood’s natural grain like paint. How to Clean Carpet From pet stains to spilled juice, here’s how you can clean your carpet without calling in a professional. How to Clean Hardwood Floors Learn how to care for hardwood floors by using these natural cleaners and following these simple tips. How to Clean a Rug Instead of spending a fortune getting your area rug professionally cleaned, just follow these cleaning tips from DIY experts. How to Clean Brick and Concrete With a Pressure Washer Power washing patios and walkways can make weathered brick and concrete look brand new. Before you get started read these tips to make sure you get the job done right.  How to Clean and Disinfect a Wood Cutting Board Keep your wood cutting boards germ-free with a few simple steps. How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors Make your ceramic tile look like new with these easy cleaning tips from DIY experts. How to Stain Wood Kitchen Cabinets Home improvement expert Bruce Johnson shares some techniques for staining wood kitchen cabinets. How to Clean Grout Extend the life of your tile and make it look clean by following these tips for removing dirt and grime from grout.
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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean Wood Furniture Say goodbye to water stains, ink marks and polish buildup on your wood furniture by following these simple cleaning tips and tricks. How to Use Gel Stain to Spruce Up Cabinets, Lamp Bases and More Looking to update cabinets or wood furniture. Consider using gel stain, it has many advantages over traditional stain and won’t cover the wood’s natural grain like paint. How to Clean Carpet From pet stains to spilled juice, here’s how you can clean your carpet without calling in a professional. How to Clean Hardwood Floors Learn how to care for hardwood floors by using these natural cleaners and following these simple tips. How to Clean a Rug Instead of spending a fortune getting your area rug professionally cleaned, just follow these cleaning tips from DIY experts. How to Clean Brick and Concrete With a Pressure Washer Power washing patios and walkways can make weathered brick and concrete look brand new. Before you get started read these tips to make sure you get the job done right.  How to Clean and Disinfect a Wood Cutting Board Keep your wood cutting boards germ-free with a few simple steps. How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors Make your ceramic tile look like new with these easy cleaning tips from DIY experts. How to Stain Wood Kitchen Cabinets Home improvement expert Bruce Johnson shares some techniques for staining wood kitchen cabinets. How to Clean Grout Extend the life of your tile and make it look clean by following these tips for removing dirt and grime from grout.
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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Most cabinets are factory manufactured and finished; even wood cabinets have enough varnish or other protective coating so that you are able to use a cleaning solution. The oil slick that builds up on cabinets – especially around the handles – is a combination of kitchen grease, food smears, skin oil and hand lotion transferred to the cabinet. All-purpose cleaners aren’t equal to the challenge. Things You’ll Need Strong Alkaline or Heavy-Duty Cleaner Bucket or Sink Microfiber Cloth Dishwashing Detergent Oil Soap Solution How To Do It First, if your cabinets are plastic laminate (formica or other plastic), metal, painted metal or glass, wash them all over with a strong alkaline cleaner, available at a janitorial supply store. Or, use a heavy-duty cleaner from the supermarket. Mix according to directions and apply the solution with a microfiber cloth. Let it sit a minute or two. Then, scrub wherever necessary. Next, remove the grimy suds from the cloth by squeezing it into the sink or a bucket, never re-dip back into your cleaning solution. Then rinse with a damp cloth and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth to remove any last traces of scum and leave the cabinets clean and glowing. On wooden cabinets, take a gentler approach. To get off stubborn dirt, wash around all handles and any other grease zones first with hand dishwashing detergent. Then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution. Just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a microfiber cloth. Remember to always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. Seldom do you need to add any polish because the surface has its own sheen when clean. If your cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish very lightly once a year or so to fill in the pores and bring back some life. Tip Never use acids or powdered cleansers on cabinets. A good overall washing once a year should be enough. Keep a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner handy the rest of the time and spot clean after heavy kitchen use.

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