How to Clean Grease From Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen cabinets situated near a stove often become greasy victims of fried food. This greasy mess is easily removed using everyday household items and without harsh chemicals.

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Sponge
  • Clean cloth or paper towels
  • Citrus-based cleaner
  • White distilled vinegar

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    Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets the Natural Way

  1. 1

    Combine 3 tbsp baking soda with 1 cup hot water. Mix well.

  2. 2

    Apply to greasy area with a warm sponge (hot water helps remove the grease). Rinse with a clean sponge and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

  3. 3

    Spray a citrus cleaner on the greasy mess, then wipe with the hot sponge until no grease remains. Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

  4. 4

    Form a paste with white distilled vinegar and baking soda to cut grease without using a chemical-based cleaner. Combine 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup vinegar to form a paste, then rub on greasy cabinets and let sit for 20 minutes. Wipe clean with a warm sponge and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

Tips and warnings

  • One alternative is to use a damp sponge that has been microwaved for 30 seconds. Handle the steaming sponge with rubber gloves, as it will be hot.
  • If you have food caked on your cabinets, dampen with hot water and clean using one of the above methods. If it remains, use a butter knife to gently loosen the food, then repeat your cleaning method.

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