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Cleaning Grease from Kitchen Cabinets

Cooking grease seems to cling everywhere in the kitchen, especially on your cabinets. This is a guide about cleaning grease from kitchen cabinets.

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December 1, 2015 Flag
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Don't spend money on expensive de-greasers and don't inhale toxic ammonia. Take 1 part mineral or vegetable oil to 2 parts baking soda. This makes the perfect cleanser for greasy cupboards. With a little rubbing, this gets even the most gummy build-up. For greasy film on the oven hood, just drop some oil on a paper towel and wipe it clean.

This technique is so effective, I now keep a spray bottle with mineral oil to clean the gucky grease.

July 15, 2011 Flag
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In my rental duplex, the kitchen cabinets are really a mess. There is years of greasy build-up. I have tried scrubbing with scrubbers, brushes, pot scrubbers, and every cleaning product I can think of. Nothing helped. Any ideas on how to get to the base finish on these old wood doors? Thanks.

By K. H.

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June 19, 20160 found this helpful

Wow! I never knew this Sharon and I have worked a Paint Department for thirty five years. Sounds logical to me.

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June 15, 2011 Flag
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Does it hurt to use Dawn dishwashing liquid on oak kitchen cabinets to remove grease build up?

By Sunny from KY

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August 21, 20160 found this helpful

I agree! Awesome cleaner is truly awesome and only $1.00. The Awesome brand orange cleaner works great on cabinet greasy spots and hardware. Really leaves a shine to the wood and I even use it to shine my stainless steel sink & appliancrs.

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November 17, 2014 Flag
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How do I remove years of grease from cabinets above the stove and also the microwave door above the stove?

By Mary A from Norcross, GA

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December 22, 20140 found this helpful

I've used a boss sponge purchased on the internet and some dish soap or any other mild degreaser I have on hand. I mix the solution in a bowl and mildly scrub with the boss sponge, then let the solution sit on the surface for 5 minutes. I scrub again with just water and the grease comes off. On a rental unit I had to scrub twice but it came off easily. The boss sponge is gentle to my wood cabinets also.

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April 24, 2013 Flag
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I'm looking for a good cleaning product to degrease a greasy kitchen. My kitchen cabinets are gooey.

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April 30, 20130 found this helpful

if you can find it, Lloyds works super on kitchen and garage grease.

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March 19, 2011 Flag
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What way is best to clean wood cabinets with grease buildup on them?

By Barbara from Taylorsville, MS

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June 2, 20130 found this helpful

The advice given by SeptBlueMusic was spot on! Not only did it work quickly, but wow, the oak cabinets at last had no greasy film on them whatsoever...it even removed the accumulated grease from the handles and hardware. I took her advice and wore a mask and gloves, and also did the work outside. Now, onto sanding and restaining them! Thank you, thank you, thank you SeptBlueMusic!

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March 20, 2014 Flag
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I am talking about grease build up on kitchen cabinets. Does anyone know a long term solution to prevent the grease build up in the first place?

By madeiracake

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March 22, 20140 found this helpful

Clean them often. I just evicted filthy renters who left the entire kitchen coated in grease. In the home I live in, I wipe my cabinets down every other day and after being here 8 years, have no grease buildup. It takes me all of 5 minutes.

Also check your stove vent - is the vent clogged? If so, that will help with buildup. Also, how much food are you frying?? It isn't healthy to have a lot of fried foods. I only fry about once or twice a week. Sometimes on the stove, and sometimes in the fry daddy, and I make sure the lid stays on.

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September 22, 2010 Flag
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How do you remove years of grease build up on kitchen cabinets and walls?

By sickand tired from Towson, MD

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September 24, 20100 found this helpful

A hand held steam cleaner will do it fast. If you don't own one or don't want to buy one you can rent one I am sure.

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August 12, 2013 Flag
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Bi-carb soda and hot water 25/75 mix. Lay it on, scrub it on and off with paper towels. No more sticky, spotty cupboards!

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February 1, 2012 Flag
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My kitchen doors are wooden chestnut, but are hard to clean. They keep on getting splashed near the cooker and the slightest grease mark shows up really badly. Over the years I have cleaned them with certain cleaners, but when the sun shines you can still see the marks. Is there a cleaner that is quick and safe to use on wooden unit doors. Help.

By R Farrow

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February 20, 20120 found this helpful

A bottle of Lemon Oil will take care of that. Just use per directions on deep cleaning wood.

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March 19, 2011 Flag
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I have chair railing on top of my cabinets. How do you get the sticky substances off of the wood on the chair railing? On top of the cabinets I lay newspapers and just change when needed, but I cannot do it with the chair railing.

By Pat

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Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

My household, car, garage floor,and outdoor all time favorite degreaser and cleaner is Simple Green. It doesn't hurt septic or ground water and has so many uses. The least expense point of purchase is at shopping clubs like Sam's. (Lowes charges the highest!) Often when buying gallon size; a free sprayer bottle is attached. Mechanics wives: wash grease laden clothes on wash cycle w/ 1/2 cup or pretreat all areas with Simple Green and then rewash in regular clothing soap/fabric softener. Good luck.
Brenda (Alabama) (02/21/2011)

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Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

I use Murphy's Oil Soap to clean my natural Oak cabinets. Just follow the instructions on the bottle. I got this advice from a sister. She and her husband buy used campers, clean them up, and re-sell them. She uses Murphy Oil Soap when she cleans.
Harlean from Arkansas (02/22/2011)

By Harlean from Arkansas

Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

Depending on what country you live in, Dawn liquid or fairy liquid for hand dishwashing is what I personally have found to be the best. Put a little on a damp sponge and wipe away! (02/23/2011)

By cett

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February 20, 2011 Flag
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What is good for cleaning greasy wood cabinets?

By Gail from Novi, MI

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Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

I have used a solution of Spic-n-Span and hot water to clean my wood cabinets in my kitchen. It gets the grease off and doesn't harm the wood. I would recommend trying it on a spot that can't be seen first just to make sure. (10/18/2010)

By moseley3

Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

Try a product called "Dirtex". (10/20/2010)

By Laniegirl

Cleaning Grease Off Wood Cabinets

I use 409 it works great on the cabinets and doesn't harm them. I also use it on the stove fan and it cuts right through the grease on it also. (10/20/2010)

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October 18, 2010 Flag
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What is the best thing to clean grease off of wood cupboards?

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