Kitchen cabinets define the look and feel of your kitchen. They aren’t; pt just about storing dishes, they welcome people into the kitchen and make a statement about the kind of person you are. Unfortunately, many kitchen cabinets are scarred with all sorts of grease. Keeping your kitchen looking gorgeous is important not just for your health, but for your happiness. So here’s how you can get rid of all that grease and keep your kitchen looking gorgeous.
Use Dish Soap
You will need some dish soap -Dawn Platinum is my favourite because it’s so good at cleaning kitchen cabinets. Add a couple of drops into a bowl or dish or warm water.
Dip a sponge or soft cloth into the soapy water and squeeze until you see suds forming. You can also use microfiber cloths, which will help you trap dirt or dust particles.
Do not use abrasive materials such as scouring pads, or strong detergents, because they will scratch or even dull your kitchen cabinet surface.
Dish soap contains cleaning agents that break up the grease particles without damaging your kitchen cabinet. Use the sponge to wipe away the grease on the kitchen cabinet. Scrub the surface to pull back any grease, making sure to follow the grain.
If your kitchen cabinet surface is really stubborn, then apply a squirt of dish soap directly onto your sponge or dishcloth, while under running water, before gently scrubbing the greasy surfaces.
When that’s done, wipe the cabinet dry with a damp paper towel or cloth, and remove all grease and excess soap. If you don’t do this, there will be streaking on the cabinet surface.
Use Gunk Remover
For particularly stubborn surfaces, you need to get out some gunk remover. Here’s how you make some: mix together 1 part vegetable oil with 2 parts baking soda. Apply the paste to greasy, dirty places on your cabinets. This simple gunk remover will soften and get rid of any of all that dirt and grease. Wipe away the gunk with a soft cloth.
White vinegar is another special cleaning solution for your kitchen cabinet surfaces and cabinet refinishing. Like dish soap, white vinegar has properties that break up grease, allowing you to clean your surfaces. Get a damp, dry cloth and dampen it with undiluted white vinegar. Take the cloth and wipe down your greasy kitchen cabinets. When you’ve done that, rinse your cloth using warm water, wringing out the moisture. Wipe your cabinetry to prevent streaking. If there are any damp surfaces, use a paper towel to dry them. Although white vinegar is really good at dealing with grease, you should not overuse it: frequent use can dull your cabinet surfaces.
Paint Thinner and Oil Soap
This industrial-grade solution is for the toughest greases and grime. You should know that this solution comes with a risk: it could strip away a layer of your finish. Take equal parts oil soap and paint thinner, and apply the solution using a paintbrush or sponge. When that’s done, wipe away the solution using a rag. As you do that, you may find you will also remove the finish because the grease has bonded with it.