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How to clean grease from kitchen cabinet doors

Updated February 21, 2017

Grease stains have a tendency to go unnoticed, allowing them to build up to seemingly impossible proportions. These grease stains can damage the wood of your cabinets if allowed to remain for a long period of time. However, as unpleasnat as these stains may seem, they are easily remedied.

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  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap with 2 cups of warm water and scrub the cabinet with a clean cloth, following the grain of the wood. Rinse the area clean with a sponge, and dry it with a clean towel.

  2. Sprinkle baking soda onto a clean damp cloth and scrub the cabinet. Rinse with a clean sponge, and dry the area with a clean dry towel.

  3. Mix half a cup of borax, two teaspoons laundry soap powder, one tablespoon of ammonia and warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the cabinets and wipe them clean.

  4. Mix a combination of equal parts lime and club soda to wipe the cabinets free of grease, using a soft clean cloth. Dry with a soft towel.

  5. Mix vinegar and water and clean the cabinets, using a sponge or soft clean cloth. If the grease won't come off, use only vinegar.

  6. Tip

    Greased Lightening, Orange Glo, Simple Green, and Dawn dish soap are all effective in removing tough grease stains. Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions closely.


    Avoid the use of wool, scrub brushes, and anything abrasive that may damage the cabinets. Only use soft non-abrasive towels and cloths or sponges.

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Borax
  • Laundry soap powder
  • Ammonia
  • Lime
  • Club soda
  • Vinegar

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