Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning Tips for Extended Durability
Kitchen cabinets in your Clinton Township home undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years. Grease, food particles, and dust can accumulate on kitchen cabinets and be difficult to remove, so it’s a good idea to clean them often. When deep cleaning is needed, use a natural cleaner such as baking powder to avoid damaging the top finish.
In this article, we share some of the most effective but often ignored tips for cleaning and keeping your kitchen cabinets and furniture looking new and flawless.
Perform Daily Cleaning
Prepare a solution of vinegar by mixing a glass of white vinegar with a glass of water. This gentle cleansing solution is perfect for everyday use on wood kitchen cabinets. It does not damage the wood or the finish.
If you do not like cleaning with vinegar, you can replace it with a mild soapy solution. Mix a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with a glass of water.
Do not use aggressive multipurpose cleaning products on your cabinets. They can discolor and deform the wood.
Wipe The Exterior Surface Of The Cabinets After Cooking.
Grease and food particles can accumulate on cabinet surfaces each time you cook. If you dry your kitchen cabinets every time you cook, they will stay in better condition. Dip a washcloth or clean cloth into the vinegar solution and use it to wipe the doors and underside of the cabinets
The kitchen cabinets should not be soaked, as moisture can ruin the wood. Squeeze the towel you use so that it is moist, but not soaked.
The smell of vinegar will leave as soon as the kitchen cabinets are dry. If vinegar mixed with water does not work, you will have to buy an industrial degreasing product.
Dry The Kitchen Cabinets With A Clean Cloth.
Since the moisture left on the kitchen cabinets can damage the wood, use a clean, dry towel to remove any traces of cleaning solution.
Clean The Inside Of The Kitchen Cabinets Regularly.
Spices and other foods that you keep in the cabinets can sometimes spill over, so make sure the inside of your kitchen cabinets stays clean by cleaning it every few weeks. Empty kitchen cabinets completely and clean inside with a mild solution of vinegar or soap.
Dry the kitchen cabinets with a clean cloth and put all the items on the shelves.
If there are often spilled foods in your cabinets, you may want to consider investing in good storage boxes. If you store spices and dry foods in glass or metal boxes, you will protect them from insects and minimize the risk of spilling them.
Dust Your Kitchen Cabinets Regularly.
To remove a small amount of dust and polish the kitchen cabinets, use a soft, dry cloth to clean the interior and exterior surfaces. It is especially important to regularly dust the outside of kitchen cabinets, as the grease and steam produced when cooking will stick the dust to the surfaces of the cabinets, making it more difficult to remove if you rarely clean.
Perform deep cleaning
Purchase a soap-based wood cleaner with oil. This product is made to remove grease and other adhered substances without damaging wooden surfaces. Oil soap is more powerful than vinegar or a simple solution of dishwashing liquid.
If the kitchen cabinets are covered with a tough layer fatty, the oil soap will be ideal for cleaning. For extra stubborn stains, consider using a degreaser.
If your kitchen cabinets are looking dated and dull, cleaning alone might not be enough to restore their lost glory. In such a case, consider hiring a pro to refinish your cabinets.
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