Kitchen cabinets are bound to get stained over time because of obvious reasons. Though these grease stains are the most common, they are yet the most difficult ones to clean. Cleaning kitchen cabinets can become a herculean task if you fail to take care of them for a long time, and let the grease get accumulated. Besides, accumulation of grease is one major reason why kitchen cabinets are damaged easily. In fact, the wood of the cabinet once damaged, can sometimes be impossible to fix.
Around the kitchen, cleaning kitchen cabinets near the stove or fireplace can be a headache, as they are likely to collect more grease and dirt. The best way to ensure long life of the kitchen cabinets and their proper maintenance is to clean them regularly. So, here are some tips on doing the same in a jiffy.
2 cups warm water
1 cup hot water
3 tbsp. baking soda
½ cup baking soda
¼ cup vinegar
2 tbsp. liquid dish detergent
Steps to follow
The first step is to clean the cabinets with a soft cloth dipped in soap water. Take a bowl and mix two cups of warm water with two tablespoons of liquid dish detergent. With this solution, dampen a washcloth and wipe the kitchen cabinets clean. Once done, rinse off the cabinets with clean water.
Prepare a solution with hot water and baking soda. For this, add three tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of one-cup hot water. Soak a sponge in the solution and wring to get rid of any excess liquid. Along the direction of the wood grain, swiftly wipe the cabinets with the sponge. If required, you may add warm water to the solution to prevent it from cooling down. Take a fresh sponge and wipe off the solution with clean water. When done with that, use a towel to dry the cabinets.
Now, to get the rid of the grease that is left, you may prepare a strong solution with half cup of vinegar and half cup of baking soda in a bowl. Find the areas where there are stubborn grease stains left and apply the cleaning paste on them. Leave it for about twenty minutes, and then use a sponge to clean off the paste. Proceed with cleaning kitchen cabinets by rinsing them with clean water and then drying them off using a towel.
In case you are not comfortable following these steps yourself, you may seek the help of a cleaning service company for cleaning kitchen cabinets efficiently.