If the cabinets in your kitchen are looking all dull and greasy, it's time you give them a new look. Don't worry, it is not as hard as it might seem at first; all you need to do to get that old shine and look back, is a good cleaning. Cleaning the oil spots from your kitchen cabinets is a quick and easy task if you know how to go about it. Here, we will tell you how to clean oil spots and stains from your kitchen cabinets.
- First of all, you must have a clear idea of the problem at hand. Know that grease, food particles, smoke or anything which circulates through the air in the kitchen will stick to the cabinet, which will make them greasy and grimy.
- The product that you use to clean the grease or oil spots from your kitchen should be able to clean the spots without spreading the grime further. You need a product that cuts grease but doesn't create additional build-up.
- Now, take the soap and dilute one part of it with two parts of warm water and start cleaning the cabinets using a sponge or a scrubbing pad.
- Remember not to use items like wool, scrub brushes, etc. that can scratch your kitchen cabinet. Use a mild laundry detergent or soap, specially the one which is meant to cut the oil stains from the cabinets.
- When you are cleaning the kitchen cabinet, do pay attention that the cabinet door handles, drawer pulls, etc. are thoroughly cleaned because these are the areas that tend to be the stickiest. If possible, remove the cabinet before you start cleaning.
- If you don't want to use detergents to wash the cabinets, you can use an all purpose household cleaner for the purpose as well. But be sure to check that such a household cleaner doesn’t ruin the finish of the cabinet. If possible, test the product on a small area of the cabinet first before you go about cleaning the whole cabinet with it.
- However, if you are interested in cleaning the oil stains, grease build-up, etc. the natural way, then you can use vinegar. It is a natural cleaner and removes oil stains pretty easily.
- If you use vinegar then use a solution of half part vinegar and half part water if the stains are light. If the oil stains are stubborn, then you can use vinegar without using water.
- Lime and club soda can also be used to clean the oil spots and grease build-up from the kitchen cabinets.
If you follow the above steps carefully, the oil stains from your kitchen cabinets will be removed in no time at all. Once your cabinets are clean, be sure to check them periodically for stains and oil.