Your kitchen cabinets tend to get subjected to a lot of abuse due to all the cooking that goes on around them. They can easily collect a lot of cooking grease and grime with time, and if left unattended can become very difficult to clean.
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6 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen cabinet Healthy
#1 Use Vinegar/Soap And Water Solution
Vinegar takes off the grease without damaging the varnish or warping the wood. You can also use a soap or detergent and water mixture for this if you don’t like use vinegar.
#2 Wipe Down After Every Cook
To make sure the grease does not accumulate and collect dust and sticky grime, it is a good idea to wipe down the cabinet exteriors with this solution after every cook, or at least at the end of each day. Be sure to gently wipe it with a soft cloth dampened with the solution. Make sure it’s not soaking as wood can easily warp.
Once you’re done, wipe it down with a dry cloth and leave the kitchen well ventilated to let them dry. This is important as wet wood can warp and grow mold.
#3 Clean The Inside Of Cabinets Regularly
You might also want to clean the insides of the cabinets with this solution every few days, as your various ingredients and spices might spill from time to time. Keep these in a metal or glass container so spills are minimal. To clean, remove everything from the cabinet and wipe down the interior toughly. Finish with a dry cloth and leave the cabinets open to dry out if needed.
#4 Use Cabinet Lining
It is a good idea to line your cabinets with rubber lining as this will make cleaning lot easier. You can easily remove this lining as clean and wash it without having to wipe down the entire cabinet.
#5 Use Oil Soap Wood Cleaner For Caked-On Grease
In case you haven’t been cleaning every day, grease will accumulate into a thick layer of sticky goo. To clean this you should invest in some oil soap wood cleaner. This is strong stuff, however, so make sure to test it out first to make sure it doesn’t destroy the varnish. Dampen a soft cloth with the cleaner and rub down your cabinets for a deep clean. When all the grease is removed, wipe down with a dry cloth to remove the soup and grease completely.
#6 Use Baking Soda And Water Solution For Tough Stains
If you have areas where grease is tougher, or where food has spilled and dried up, you can make a baking soda and water paste to clean this. Rub the stain with a cloth dipped in the paste, and if it doesn’t work at first leave the paste on for about 15 minutes before rubbing. You can also use a spatula to clear the stain.
With these few methods you can easily keep your kitchen wooden cabinet clean and new. The idea is to make sure they don’t get to the point where they become impossible to clean without being damaged. Give them a daily wipe down and you should have sparkling cabinets for years to come.