The darkening or yellowing grime plaguing most of our kitchen cabinets don’t normally get there overnight. The older these stains are, the more stubborn they become because they become stickier. However, we all know how sparkling clean cabinets can make our working space in the kitchen makes it airier. Clean kitchen cabinets also don’t give off a rancid or unpleasant odour. Therefore, because our kitchens are the rooms in the house that we used more often than most others, it’s good to ensure they’re as clean as possible. Here are some of the ways to help you clean off grease from the kitchen cabinets:
1. Use Vinegar to Clean the Grease
Vinegar has more uses than drizzling over the French beans or pickling vegetables. It has qualities that’ll help you get rid of the grease that has taken over your cabinets. Make a dry, clean cloth damp with white vinegar that’s undiluted. With the vinegar-damp cloth, wipe down your greasy cabinets. When done wiping the surfaces properly, use warm water to rinse the cloth. Then, wring most of the moisture out of the cloth and then use it to rinse your kitchen cabinets. The next step is to use a paper towel to dry the damp cabinet surfaces. As you use the paper towel, make a do-over of spots that may still be sticky.
2. Use Grease-Melting Suds
The same way dish soap which is a product that’s alkaline-based is able to cut through greasy areas, heat is also capable of the same. Fill your sink halfway with hot water. The hotness of the water should allow you to handle it as you wear rubber gloves. The hot water is capable of melting through or breaking down the grease. Then into the water, squirt one or two tablespoons of the dish soap. With a sponge attached to a scouring pad made of nylon, start working on the grease. Use circular motions to attack the grime. However, do it for only the necessary length of time while using enough pressure to get rid of the stains. Ensure you’re careful enough not to get to the finish of your cupboards. As the water cools, replace it with a hotter one to make it more effective. Finally, do the rising and drying of the cabinetry until they achieve a shine.
3. Use Oil to Fight Oil
This is a very effective method for dealing with dust-grabbing, hardened and dingy layers of grease that stick on the kitchen cabinetry. The method uses vegetable oil to do this job. The vegetable has properties that enable it to lift the old hardened grease stains on the cabinet by softening it first. To have better and improved quality of cleaning, you can mix it with baking soda in the ratio of 2 parts baking soda and 1 part vegetable oil. Using a soft cloth, rub the paste of baking soda and vegetable oil on the stains. The result will amaze you as the cabinetry will look as though they’ve never had stains of grease on them. Further, the paste can be used for shining grimy pulls, hinges and handles. Before sensing and drying the cabinets, wash them with warm water and some dish soap.
Cabinetry made of melamine can begin to swell if water gets into them through the edges or seams. Therefore, the process of drying them becomes just as important as washing them.