Kitchen Cabinets area and its utensils are always prone to get dirty and messy with all the cooking and dining. Also kitchen cabinets tend to get dirty really fast with constant usage of items in them. Cleaning the kitchen cabinets is also a part of having a neat and tidy home. Also if maintained properly these kitchen cabinets can sustain itself for a long time and many years.
You can fight the grease, grime and mess and make your wooden kitchen cabinets look perfectly neat with this simple guide on how to clean wood kitchen cabinets.
There are many commercial cleaners available in the market, like some oil soaps to clean the cabinets. You just have to go through the ingredients to be sure no toxic chemicals are in it, which may cause harm than good.
On the other hand you can make your own cleaners from home ingredients that are natural and eco friendly, also affordable and effective.
Vinegar is one of the go to natural cleaning ingredients. Best to use when there is a lot of grease faced when cleaning cabinets. Make a mixture of vinegar and warm water both of equal quantity into a spray bottle. Spray it on the cabinets and let the solution sit for a few minutes then wipe it clean with a soft cotton cloth. Add a few drops of dish wash to the solution in the bottle if there are a lot of greases on the cabinets.
The basic steps, below, are the same for any cleaning solution you use to clean the wood cabinets;
- Use a soft cotton cloth or a soft sponge to clean the outside cabinet doors and drawers.
- Wipe clean the drawer pulls and door handles
- To scrub clean the wood, use a toothbrush, dip it into the solution, for a proper access to the specific spot.
- Use another clean cloth or a sponge to be dipped in the clean water to clean the cleaner from the surface
- Dry the area with a dry towel in the end.
If there are stains, stubborn ones like the ones of the syrup and chocolate, here is how to clean them too;
Mix vinegar and salt to make a paste. Then use a toothbrush to dip it into the paste. Scrub it on to the stained area and lightly make sure no scratches should appear on the wood surface. Use a cloth or a sponge to dip it into the clean water to rinse the paste off the surface. Finally, dry the surface with a clean towel.
Alternately you can use baking soda on a wet sponge to scrub the stained surface. You can do the same using a toothbrush which is soft avoiding any scratches on the surface.
These are some of the tips that could help you out in cleaning the wood kitchen cabinets. But make sure to protect the cabinets from any future stains. Apply a mixture of vegetable oil in equal parts and lightly apply on the cabinet surface. Then rub it with a clean cloth and buff till it has a shiny surface.