That yellowing or darkening grime that plagues many a kitchen cabinet does not happen overnight -- and the older the grease stains are, the stickier and more stubborn they become to remove.
Vinegar is not just for pickling veggies or drizzling over French fries. It has grease-busting qualities too. Dampen a clean, dry cloth with undiluted white vinegar, and wipe down greasy cabinets. Rinse your cloth with warm water, wring out most of the moisture, and use it to rinse the cabinetry. Dry the damp surfaces with a paper towel, but note any still-sticky spots that need a do-over.
Dish soap, an alkaline-based product, cuts through grease, but so does heat. Fill your sink half full with tap water as hot as you can handle while wearing rubber gloves -- hot water helps to break down or melt through built-up grease. Squirt a tablespoon or two of dish soap into the water, and use a sponge with an attached nylon-scouring pad as your grease-killing weapon. Attack the grime in a circular motion, but only for as long as it takes and with enough pressure to remove the stains -- and not your cupboards’ finish. Change the water as it cools. Rinse and dry your cabinetry to a shine
Good old bicarbonate of soda is always worth a try, it shifts most greasy stuff, just use it as a scouring powder with a damp cloth
Detergent and Water
Create a cleaning solution using laundry or grease cutting dish detergent and water. Mix together 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.
Vinegar and Water
Use vinegar and water to remove a sticky film on your cabinet exteriors. Rinse the cabinets with plain water to remove residue.
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.
Our cleaning tips are here to help you keep your home in great shape in-between thorough cleanings