How to Remove Grease from Wood Kitchen Cabinets – Simple Tips and Tricks!
Find out how to remove grease from wood kitchen cabinets without damaging or drying out the wood. These are simple and easy cleaning tips that anyone can do and you may even have what you need to degrease your cabinets in your kitchen already.
You may enjoy the smell of frying bacon, the taste of those perfectly browned pot roasts and the crispiness of those stir-fried vegetables made in your own family kitchen.
And who can blame you? However, all of that frying and browning can leave your kitchen cabinets looking and feeling greasy.
With more and more home’s choosing wooden kitchen cabinetry you may be wondering how to remove all that grease from your cabinets without damaging or drying out the wood.
The good news is that removing grease and grime from your kitchen cabinets may not be simple or easy, but with a little patience and the right products, it can be done.
Here are some tips for removing grease from your kitchen cabinets.
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Tips on How to Remove Grease from Your Kitchen Cabinets
Getting Rid of Grease that has Not Yet Set-in from Your Cabinets
Dish Soap and Hot Water
Dish soap such as Dawn is made to cut grease, which is why it is so effective at cleaning those greasy pots and pans. And the good news is that dish soap can also keep your kitchen cabinets free of grease on a daily basis.
Place some dish soap and hot water into a container or clean kitchen sink. Wet a sponge in the soapy water and wring it out well, and then wipe down your cabinets.
Follow this by rinsing your cabinets with clear warm water and then drying them with a clean towel.
Doing this daily after cooking, will keep grease from building up on your kitchen cabinets because it removes any grease before it really has time to set.
You can also use Muphy’s oil soap to clean greasy kitchen cabinets. Read this article to find out how to remove grease from your cabinets with Murphy’s oil soap, plus other uses for Murphy’s oil soap.
How to Clean Sticky Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Are you wondering, how do I clean sticky kitchen cabinets because the grease has already set in, turning your cabinet into a sticky mess? NO need to worry because I got you covered. Here are a couple of tips on how to clean sticky grease off kitchen cabinets.
(You may want to check out the best degreaser for kitchen cabinets here).
Citrus Based Cleaner and a Hot Damp Sponge
Citrus is known for its grease-cutting abilities. The best way to remove set on grease from those kitchen cabinets is to wet a sponge in warm water and then microwave it for 30 to 40 seconds.
Using gloves to keep from burning your hands add some citrus cleaner to the sponge and scrub your cabinets.
Working together, the extra hot sponge and citrus cleaner should remove even built up grease and grime simply and easily.
After scrubbing your cabinet, rinse using warm water and a clean cloth to remove any left over grease, dirt and residue from your cabinet. Wipe them dry with a clean towel.
Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets with Baking Soda, Dish Soap and a Toothbrush
For set-in grease that has worked its way into the groves in your cabinet, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with a ½ teaspoon of dish soap and ½ teaspoon of warm water and then scrub your cabinets with this mixture using a toothbrush and in circular motions.
While this can be time consuming, it does get your cabinets completely free of grease and the toothbrush allows you to reach those hard to reach places.
Rinse with clear warm water and dry with a clean cloth.
Drying your cabinets with a dry cloth after cleaning keeps the wood from absorbing too much water and drying out or warping.
This is important so that you don’t damage your wooden cabinets by leaving them too damp.
Once your cabinets dry completely, you should put some linseed or other hard drying oil on a clean cloth and wipe down your cabinets to add a nice shine and further prevent them from drying out.
How to Prevent Grease Build Up on Kitchen Cabinets
Placing grease splatter screens over frying foods can help reduce the amount of grease that becomes air born and gets on your cabinets so that cleaning off the grease is much easier for you. You may also try wiping off any grease splatter off your cabinets immediately after cooking to prevent build up.