Kitchen cabinets are among the most important fixtures that people have in their kitchens. They help keep things organized and essentially make life easier for those who cook. However, no matter how beautiful these organizers are, they are likely to get dirty and greasy over time. When not given immediate attention, grease and grime can stick to the surface and become hard to remove, making kitchens look mucky and unpleasant to the eyes. For some, dirty cabinetry is enough to make them hire the services of cleaning companies, but do you know that you can actually clean the mess yourself using just ingredients from your own kitchen?
Here are some ways to remove greasy films and grime from your kitchen cabinets without using harsh chemicals and spending a dime on hourly maid services.
Use Vinegar to Take Out Grease
Vinegar is not only a popular cooking ingredient, it is also widely used as a cleaning agent. Its sanitizing properties can help remove grime and grease that may have clung to kitchen cabinets. To remove the stubborn filth, simply dampen a clean cloth with undiluted vinegar and wipe it on the surface. You may also spray the vinegar on the surface, then wipe away with clean cloth. Do not forget to rinse away the vinegar afterwards with water, then wipe it dry with a towel.
Apply Baking Soda on the Greasy Area
Baking soda is another popular natural ingredient for cleaning cabinetry. This may be used alone or together with vinegar for that awesome clean effect. To remove grime with baking soda, spray some water or vinegar on the surface, then sprinkle a good amount of this kitchen implement on the greasy surface and let sit for a few minutes. Afterwards, scrape it all off with a sharp-edged object until all grimes have come off. Rinse or wipe down with vinegar or water and dry up with a paper towel.
Baking soda may also be mixed with vegetable oil to effectively clean off grime. This solution can help soften the greasy muck that have hardened on your kitchen cabinetry.
Wash with Soap and Hot Water
Washing the cabinets with soap and hot water is also a good option. You have to be careful, however, as some cabinet materials, may not sit well with water. As much as possible, use cloth to apply liquid cleaning ingredients instead of directly pouring the solution on the cabinets’ surfaces. Dry up as soon as possible.
Preventing grease build up is always the best way to maintain your kitchen cabinetry. Perform regular clean up and use only mild cleaning agents to keep the quality of not only your cabinets but your entire kitchen as well.
By: Vivian Lee