4 Tips to Remove Grease from Kitchen Cabinets

Grease and grime can accumulate on kitchen cabinets over time, especially those near the stove and cooking areas. Here are four effective tips to help you remove grease and restore the shine to your kitchen cabinets:

1. Use Dish Soap and Warm Water:

  • Create a cleaning solution by mixing a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water in a bucket or bowl.
  • Dip a clean microfiber or soft cloth into the soapy water, wring it out well, and gently wipe down the greasy cabinet surfaces.
  • For stubborn grease, allow the soapy water to sit on the surface for a few minutes before wiping.
  • Rinse the cloth with clean water and wipe the cabinets again to remove any soap residue.
  • Dry the cabinets with a clean, dry cloth.

2. Baking Soda Paste:

  • Baking soda is an excellent abrasive cleaner that can help remove built-up grease.
  • Make a paste by mixing baking soda with a small amount of water until you have a thick, spreadable consistency.
  • Apply the paste to the greasy areas of the cabinets and gently scrub with a soft cloth or non-abrasive scrubbing pad.
  • Wipe away the paste with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Repeat as needed for stubborn stains.

3. Vinegar and Water:

  • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution onto the greasy cabinet surfaces and let it sit for a few minutes to break down the grease.
  • Wipe the cabinets clean with a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Vinegar helps cut through grease while also disinfecting the surfaces.

4. Commercial Degreaser:

  • If the above methods don’t work or if you prefer a commercial product, choose a degreaser specifically designed for kitchen use.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and safety precautions.
  • Typically, you’ll spray the degreaser on the cabinet surfaces, let it sit for a specified time, and then wipe it clean with a cloth or sponge.

Additional Tips:

  • Always test any cleaning method or product on a small, inconspicuous area of your cabinets to ensure it doesn’t damage the finish.
  • Avoid abrasive scrubbers or scouring pads that can scratch the cabinet surfaces.
  • Regularly cleaning your kitchen cabinets, especially near the stove, can help prevent heavy grease buildup.

Remember that the method you use may be affected by the type of cabinet finish you have (e.g., wood, laminate, or painted), so choose one that will not harm your cabinets while effectively removing grease.