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The Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets

Best Kitchen Cabinet Degreaser

Finding the best degreaser for kitchen cabinets will make it easier to remove that built up grease from your kitchen cabinets and leave your cabinets looking almost like new. It will also make your entire kitchen smell and look cleaner and brighter.

Frying food releases grease into the air and eventually that grease has to land somewhere. That somewhere is usually your stove top, your kitchen countertops and the cabinets themselves.

Over time that grease will begin to build up, leaving your cabinets looking dirty and dull and feeling sticky. To make matters worse grease can be difficult to remove leading to frustration.

In addition, if you want to refresh your cabinets with a coat of paint, any grease remaining on those cabinets can make it difficult for paint to adhere and even cause fresh paint to chip off those kitchen cabinets.

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The Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets – My Top Pick

Easy Off Kitchen Degreaser

If you are looking for the best kitchen cabinet degreaser then why not look to a name is that is well known for its oven cleaning power.

That’s right, Easy Off is a kitchen degreaser that is designed to clean grease off multiple surfaces in your kitchen.

Easy Off Kitchen Degreaser is designed to remove grease in all areas of your kitchen including the stove top, back splash, ovens, sink, appliances and wooden kitchen cabinets.

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What I Like About this Degreaser

  • Fresh lemon scent is not over powering
  • The spray bottle makes it easy to apply
  • This degreaser is safe to use on painted walls and cabinets

What is Not So Great About this Degreaser

  • You may need more than one application for built on grease

What to Look for When Choosing a Kitchen Cabinet Degreaser

When choosing a degreaser for your kitchen cabinets, there are some specific things you should look for. Here is what you should look for in the best degreaser for your kitchen cabinets.

  • You want a degreaser that is safe for all kinds of wood including wood that is painted. This means you want a degreaser that is strong enough to remove the grease, but that won’t damage the paint or finish on your cabinets.
  • You also want your degreaser to be able to work on built up grease. Keep in mind that even the most effective degreaser may take more than one application to remove all of the grease that has built up over time.
  • You want a degreaser that is effective at removing food particles and dirt as well as grease without having to use a scrubber that can damage your cabinets’ finish or paint.
  • For your health and the health of your environment, you also want to find a degreaser that contains no strong chemicals or solvents.
  • As a bonus, the best kitchen cabinet degreaser will condition wood as it cleans.

Other Good Kichen Cabinet Degreasers

Not everyone likes to use the same products, so here are some other degreasers that are good for kitchen cabinets.

Parker and Bailey Kitchen Cabinet Cream

This kitchen degreaser is specifically made for removing grease from kitchen cabinets. It works on laminated and painted wood and does not contain chemicals, waxes or solvents.

It gently cleans dirt and grease and also conditions the wood. Users do state that it will take multiple applications of this product for older built up grease stains.

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Goo Gone Kitchen Degreaser

Goo Gone works on finished wood, sealed stone, glass, plastic, stovetops and ovens. It has a clean orange scent and cuts through grease well and is easy to use.

You may need to apply this degreaser and leave it to sit for several minutes to remove stubborn grease stains. You may also need more than one application on really tough stains.

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Krud Kutter

Krud Kutter is an affordable degreaser that comes in a handy spray bottle. It removes grease from your kitchen cabinets and other surfaces. This degreaser removes both grease and stains and it won’t damage your cabinets when used as directed.

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How to Use a Kitchen Cabinet Degreaser

Effectively using a degreaser on your kitchen cabinets can be a multiple step process.

Following these steps will help your degreaser do a better job at removing grease from your kitchen cabinets.

  1. It is always best to begin degreasing your cabinets by simply using a damp cloth and Murphy’s Oil soap or dish soap and wiping your cabinets inside and out. Do not use an overly wet cloth.
  2. Carefully follow the directions on the product can or bottle. You may want to allow the degreaser to sit for a few minutes in order to begin loosening the grease.
  3. If some of the grease remains, you may need to reapply the degreaser to those tough stains
  4. Using a clean cloth and clear water, rinse the cabinets inside and out.
  5. Take a dry cloth and dry the cabinets thoroughly.

How to Protect Your Cabinets from Grease

There are several things you can do to prevent grease from building up on your kitchen cabinets and appliances.

Here are some simple steps you can take to help protect your cabinets from grease when cooking.

  • Use lids regularly to cover your pans when cooking. Pan lids are very effective at reducing the amount of grease that winds up on your cabinets by keeping more of the grease inside the pan. I love and use this grease splatter screen to reduce the oil that becomes air born and gets on my cabinets.
  • Wipe down and dry your cabinets daily. Although it is boring and we are often rushed, wiping down and drying your cabinets, especially those around the stove will prevent grease from building up on your cabinets. A grease cutting dish soap can be used for wiping down your cabinets on a daily basis. You will want to make sure that you use clean dishwater to wipe off your cabinets.
  • Install a range hood with a stove exhaust fan. The hood protects the cabinets over the stove and the exhaust fan will remove grease from the air.

Final Thoughts on the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets

Removing the grease from your kitchen cabinets can leave your entire kitchen looking and smelling cleaner. A good quality degreaser is a must for removing built up grease from those kitchen cabinets.

Now that you know the best greaser for kitchen cabinets, it’s time to get those built up grease off your cabinets.

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