How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

When you’re cleaning the house, one area that gets overlooked the most is the kitchen cabinetry. When you’ve got a pile of laundry, a sink full of dishes, and a few pieces of furniture covered in pet hair, your cabinets are probably the last thing on your mind.

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.

Protecting your Cabinets

As with all cleaning methods, be sure to test these solutions on an out of the way area of your cabinets and wait several hours to make sure they will not negatively impact your surfaces. Here are three of the methods we’ve found to be ideal for cleaning kitchen cabinets:

Detergent and Water

Create a cleaning solution using laundry or grease-cutting dish detergent and water. Mix 1 cup of detergent for every 2 cups of warm water. Apply to your cabinets using a clean cloth or soft sponge. Scrub the cabinets while taking care not to remove or scratch the finish. Rinse with water to remove the soap residue and dry. If you have filmy cabinets or there’s a layer of grease on them, this solution could be the one for you.

Vinegar and Water

Use a dilution of vinegar and water to remove a sticky film on your cabinet exteriors. Rinse the cabinets with plain water to remove residue. This method can be especially effective for stainless steel surfaces.

Baking Soda and Water

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.

Keeping your home looking and feeling great can be, well, a chore. These days, there are a lot of things competing for your attention. While our cleaning tips are here to help you keep your home in great shape in between thorough cleanings, having a regular cleaning schedule will keep you ahead of the grime. Maid Brigade can help you keep your home looking spotless year ‘round. For a FREE estimate, click here: Maid Brigade House Cleaning Estimate