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How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

At Maid Right®, keeping kitchen cabinet doors clean is one of our many cleaning specialties. When our cleaners undergo training for Maid Right Signature Clean® certification, they learn the best way to clean kitchen cabinet doors. By using the best products and techniques for cleaning kitchen cabinet exteriors, we keep our clients’ kitchens in spick-and-span shape year-round.

Now, we’re sharing our kitchen cabinet cleaning secrets with you. Below, we’ve listed the best way to clean kitchen cabinets week-to-week and the best deep cleaning method for cabinet doors.

Note: If you have wooden kitchen cabinets, you will need to be careful about the cleaning agents you use. Avoid baking soda and any degreasers that aren’t specially formulated for wood.

Weekly Cleaning for Cabinet Doors

What you’ll need:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • Dish soap
  • Water

Weekly cleaning of cabinet doors is critical. It’s an easy cleaning job to skip, but doing so will allow grease and dust to build up on the surface. Soon, you’ll have turned an easy cleaning project into one that needs a lot more elbow grease.

The best way to clean kitchen cabinet doors each week doesn’t take a lot of work. All you need is a set of microfiber cloths, some dish soap, and some water. Squirt a tiny drop of dish soap on a damp cloth, rub the soap in to build a bit of lather, and wipe down the doors. The soap will act as a degreaser, and the microfibers will trap bits of oil, grease, and dirt.

Monthly Cleaning for Cabinet Doors

What you’ll need:

  • Cotton cloths or rags
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Degreaser (baking soda, vinegar, or specialty cleaner)
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Soft bristle brush

Even with regular weekly cleaning, kitchen cabinets still need a monthly deep clean to get rid of stubborn grease and oil. The best way to deep clean kitchen cabinet doors starts with a good degreasing product. If you’re a fan of green cleaning, you can use vinegar or a paste of baking soda and water. If you prefer supermarket cleaning products, you should be able to find a quality grease-fighting product to tackle stuck-on grease and oil.

To start, use a regular cleaning cloth or rag to apply the degreaser. For the grease to break down properly, you’ll need to let the degreaser sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Allow it to sit even longer for thicker and tougher stains. Some stains may require letting the degreaser sit for multiple hours.

Once you’re confident the degreaser has done its work, use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the degreaser off the cabinet. Apply pressure to help the microfibers scrub the grease off the surface. If the grease continues to be stubborn, you may need to use a bristle brush to get grease off cabinet doors.

Finally, once you’ve wiped the degreaser and the deep-set gunk away, clean off your cabinet as you usually would with a separate microfiber cloth, plus dish soap and water.

Of course, if you’d prefer to skip the hard work of cleaning your kitchen cabinets, you can always call your local Maid Right. Our cleaners know the best way to clean kitchen cabinets and everything else in your home, giving you a fresher, healthier clean week after week.

Contact us to learn more about our cleaning services and request a FREE estimate.

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