Kitchens catch most dirt and bacteria around the house due to the greasy cooking and extensive use, cleaning the cabinets of the kitchen can be a tedious job but it is extremely vital and can be carried out with less effort keeping some tips in mind.
Here’s a list of supplies needed to clean your kitchen cabinets by Azule Kitchens experts:
- Cleaning cloths
- Dish soap
- Specialty cabinet cleaner or cleaner with orange oil
- Optional: All-purpose cleaner
- Optional: Vacuum cleaner
- Optional: Vinegar
- Optional: Baking soda
Empty each cabinet, beginning with the highest one. Remove any torn or discolored shelf lining if necessary. If the interior cabinets have a lot of crumbs and residue, it may be a good idea to vacuum the cabinets out after they’ve been emptied, before wiping them down.
Vinegar is the go-to natural cleaner when faced with how to clean greasy cabinets. Mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water and put into a spray bottle. Mist on cabinets, let sit for a minute or two and then wipe clean with a soft cloth. Add a few drops of liquid dish-washing detergent to the vinegar and water solution to clean extremely grimy cabinets. Make a paste of vinegar and salt. Dip a toothbrush into the paste and lightly scrub the stained area. Don’t scrub too hard or use steel wool, as it will scratch the wood. Rinse the paste off with clean water and dry with a clean towel.
For painted cabinets
If your cabinets used a water-based latex style of paint, use caution when scrubbing. Especially with baking soda, you may scratch the surface. Better to stick with warm water and all-purpose cleaner. Remember to rub the surface gently to avoid scratching the cabinets.
For metal cabinets
Dust your cabinets at least once every two weeks with a soft cloth, rag, or standard duster. This should cut down on the need for a deeper cleaning.
Metal cabinets are perhaps the easiest surface to clean. All the above tactics will work with metal, with the exception of baking soda. However, just like wood, be sure to not over wet. The prolonged dampness could lead to rust.