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How To Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets

Greasy kitchen kabinets

Kitchen cabinets are for storing dishes, not grease. Unfortunately, wood cabinets are prone to all sorts of grease, grime, and gunk from simply being in the kitchen. In this article, we’ll walk you through cleaning greasy kitchen cabinets in a few simple steps.

1. Lather Up.

Apply a few drops of concentrated dish liquid, like Dawn®, into a bowl of warm water, then dip the sponge in. Squeeze the sponge until suds form. The cleaning agents in Dawn absorb grease just as well on kitchen surfaces as they do on dishes.

Hand squeezing soapy sponge above bucket and hand wiping cabinet with sponge

2. Wipe Out.

Begin by testing on an inconspicuous corner before doing a full-fledge scrubbing. Scrub the greasy surface back and forth with the soft side of the sponge until the soil is removed. If applicable, follow the grain. Dawn locks away grease so that it is not re-deposited as you clean the rest of the surface.

3. Tough It Out.

For those stubborn stains, apply a few drops of Dawn directly to the soft side of the sponge and wipe the grease until it is removed.

4. Rinse Away.

Wipe down the cabinets and remove any remaining grease and excess soap with a damp paper towel. Excess residue may lead to etching on certain materials.

Hand drying cabinet with clean paper towel

5. Time To Dry.

Immediately dry the surfaces with a clean paper towel. This will prevent streaking. You’re done. Wow. So that’s the original cabinet’s color.