Kitchen cabinets tend to get dirty fast with constant usage of items in them because the kitchen area and its utensils are always prone to get dirty and messy with all the cooking and dining. You can fight the grease, grime, and mess and make your wooden kitchen cabinets look perfectly neat with this simple guide on how to clean wood kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinets are also a part of the home that is why cleaning is needed to have a neat home. Also, if maintained properly these kitchen cabinets can sustain themselves for a long time and many years. There are many commercial cleaners available in the market, like some oil soaps to clean the cabinets. You just must go through the ingredients to be sure no toxic chemicals are in it, which may cause more harm than good.
Home remedy to clean wood kitchen cabinets
You can make your cleaners from home ingredients that are natural and eco-friendly, also affordable, and effective.
To remove grease from Kitchen cabinets, vinegar is one of the go-to natural cleaning ingredients. Make a mixture of vinegar and warm water both of equal quantity into a spray bottle. Spray it on the cabinets and let the solution sit for a few minutes then wipe it clean with a soft cotton cloth. Add a few drops of dish wash to the solution in the bottle if there are a lot of greases on the cabinets.
The basic steps, below, are the same for any cleaning solution you use to clean the wood cabinets.
- Use a soft cotton cloth or a soft sponge to clean the outside cabinet doors and drawers.
- Wipe clean the drawer pulls and door handles
- To scrub clean the wood, use a toothbrush, and dip it into the solution, for proper access to the specific spot.
- Use another clean cloth or a sponge to be dipped in the clean water to clean the cleaner from the surface
- Dry the area with a dry towel at the end.
If there are stains, stubborn ones like the ones of the syrup and chocolate here are how to clean them too.
Mix vinegar and salt to make a paste. Then use a toothbrush to dip it into the paste. Scrub it onto the stained area and lightly make sure no scratches should appear on the wood surface. Use a cloth or a sponge dip it into the clean water to rinse the paste off the surface and pat dry with a clean towel.
Alternatively you can use baking soda on a wet sponge to scrub the stained surface. You can do the same using a toothbrush that is soft, avoiding any scratches on the surface.
Tips to keep wood kitchen cabinets clean
These are some of the tips that could help you out in cleaning the wood kitchen cabinets. You must make sure to protect the cabinets from any type of future stains. Apply a mixture of vegetable oil in equal parts and lightly apply it to the cabinet surface. Then rub it with a clean cloth and buff it till it has a shiny surface.