How to Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets: Steps

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic materials you’ll typically need if you’re looking to clean grease from your kitchen cabinets. This is a job that can be done easily enough in most cases, and ensuring you’re prepared with the right materials and equipment is one of the most important steps.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we not only offer a huge selection of quality kitchen cabinets that includes base cabinets, wall cabinets, utility cabinets and more, but we also provide regular expertise to our Salt Lake City clients on how to care for their cabinets, countertops and other products we offer. Today’s part two of our series will switch gears and look at the basic steps you should be following to degrease your kitchen cabinets.

Greasy Kitchen Cabinets

Confirm You Have the Right Degreasing Agent

While we discussed this in part one of our series as well, it bears repeating here: Your degreasing agent is the single most important tool in your arsenal. Without a high-quality, effective agent, you may as well be trying to clean grease with plain water.

The options available on today’s market are numerous and varied, so do some research and understand which agents are best for your specific cabinet material. Some will work better on wood, for instance, while others are designed to tackle grease that’s built up on metal or glass. Other options like baking soda and vinegar can also be effective natural degreasers.

Degreasing Door Front

The first basic step in degreasing your kitchen cabinets is to focus on the doors themselves. Remove them from the cabinet and lay them out on a flat surface – ideally outdoors or somewhere where you won’t mind some mess, as this process can be messy.

Start by using your chosen degreaser on the door front, applying it generously and making sure to get into all crevices and corners. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub the surface with a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.

Degreasing Cabinet Door Edges

Next up, you’ll want to follow a similar process on the edges of your cabinet doors. Grease can build up in these areas due to constant contact with hands and cooking oils, so don’t neglect them.

Apply degreaser and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with your brush or sponge. Be sure to get into all corners and wipe away any excess grease that may be lingering.

Degreasing Cabinet Interiors

Finally, it’s time to move on to the cabinet interiors. Using a soft cloth or sponge and your degreasing agent of choice, wipe down all interior surfaces of your cabinets. Be sure to get into any corners or crevices where grease may have accumulated.

Once you’ve completed this step, rinse everything thoroughly with water and dry completely. You may also want to consider adding a protective sealant or polish to your cabinets to help prevent future grease buildup.

Remember, regular cleaning and maintenance of your kitchen cabinets is crucial for their longevity and appearance. If you have any questions about how to properly care for your AWA Kitchen Cabinets products, don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re always happy to help!