You may be surprised at what you find underneath your kitchen cabinets, especially on cabinets near or above your stovetop. You are likely to discover a film of cooking grease and other residue coating the bottom of the cabinet.
While cutting through the grime may seem daunting, if you have the right tools, you can get the task done in a pinch.
You will need the following to clean grease off your kitchen cabinets:
- Heavy-duty grease cleaner or all-purpose cleaner
- Old credit card
- Paper towels
If you don’t mind using chemicals, you can use a grease cleaner or all-purpose cleaner to get the job done. Spray the cleaner generously on top of the kitchen cabinet and let it stand for a few minutes. Then, use an old credit card to scrape off the residue. Use a paper towel to wipe off the card, then continue the process until the cabinet appears clean. Spray the cabinet with cleaner one last time, then wipe it down with a paper towel.
If you prefer to clean with natural solutions, vinegar and baking soda are another option. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle, then spray it on the cabinet. Sprinkle some baking soda on the surface. It will immediately begin to bubble, but let it stand so that it can soften the grease. You can then use an old credit card to scrape off the grease, wiping off the card between scrapes. Repeat the process until the cabinet is clean, then give the cabinets a final wipe down.
If you want to prevent grease from accumulating on your kitchen cabinets, you can cover the affected areas with wax paper, wrapping paper or cardboard.
Cleaning kitchen grease may be a little time consuming, but doing so frequently will keep the grease from getting out of hand and keep your cabinets in good shape.