Got greasy cabinets? I get it. Life happens. But, I can show you how to clean greasy kitchen cabinets without scrubbing for days. It’s true.. keep reading!
Oil splashes and grimey buildup may not be as noticeable as spills and stains, but, left untreated, still add to the dirtiness of a kitchen or bathroom. Oil in particular can damage wood cabinets if left for too long.
Put those weak store-bought products away and get to the bottom of that grease and dirt with cleaning solutions that actually work! Keep reading to learn how easy it is to get rid of grease.
How To Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets
1. A New Dawn
Wake up those dirty looking cabinets with Dawn cleaning solution. Make a simple solution of liquid soap and warm water. The soap will remove oils that otherwise get spread around.
Use a clean hand towel to scrub the solution on cabinets, making sure to follow the grain of the wood. Use a moist sponge to remove the soap and pat dry with a towel. Doesn’t it already look better?
2. Fix Greasy Cabinets With Baking Soda Paste
For tougher oil spots and grease, try making a baking soda paste. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 tablespoon of dish soap and warm water. Once you have your paste, take a rag (microfiber cloths are the best!) and gently work a small amount of the cleaning solution onto your cabinet in circular motions.
Once you feel like you’ve removed all the grime, rinse off the cabinet with another warm rag. This is great for removing built-up gunk.
3. All-Purpose Vinegar
Another effective cabinet cleaner is an all-purpose vinegar solution. Combine 1/2 white vinegar with 3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon of tea tree oil. The vinegar and the tea tree oil will both help cut into grease and also act as antibacterials.
The oil also leaves the wood looking polished but not streaky. This is such a great cleaning hack.
4. How To Remove Grease and Then Shine On!
If you want to really make your greasy cabinets shine after a good scrub down, apply some mineral oil with a dry cloth. Rub the oil in using a circular motion.
See, that wasn’t that hard, right? How to clean greasy cabinets can be done in four easy steps. Show us your before and after photos.
Now that you have your kitchen cabinets clean, look what else you can clean with baking soda. Let me know what a difference these ideas made for you cabinets.
Paula Renee Ridley says
Thanks for the tip about cleaning my kitchen cabinets. remodeling my kitchen and unable to afford new cabinets, just changing the hardware and washing the grease. Have not applied the mineral oil but that will be the next step, thanks for the useful tips
You’re welcome! I’m glad they’ve helped you!
Kathi Byrd says
Will this do anything to the varnish?
It will not 🙂