Cooking grease seems to cling everywhere in the kitchen, especially on your cabinets. This is a guide about removing grease from kitchen cabinets.
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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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Here are questions related to Removing Grease from Kitchen Cabinets.
Does it hurt to use Dawn dishwashing liquid on oak kitchen cabinets to remove grease build up?
By Sunny from KY
I am having this same issue with cabinets. Neither Murphy's, Dawn, or Simple Green budged it. They were like this at move-in, and I don't really care about the finish because I would probably do something new with that anyway. I am at a loss. Thanks everyone.
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.
I'm having the same issues in a 1960's era home. The cabinets are so sticky with greasy grime! There are several new suggestions here, I haven't seen before. I'll give them a try. Thanks!
How do you remove years of grease build up on kitchen cabinets and walls?
By sickand tired from Towson, MD
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.
I'm looking for a good cleaning product to degrease a greasy kitchen. My kitchen cabinets are gooey.
if you can find it, Lloyds works super on kitchen and garage grease.
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
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.
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?
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.
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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I have some kitchen cabinets that have oil and grease built up on them. My house is a rental, so it has been abused in the past. How can I remove this old grease/oil frugally?
Kristy from Arkansas
My favorite de-greaser is Thunderblast from the dollar store. Works great removing grease from almost anything. (07/22/2005)
Scrubbling bubbles bathroom cleaner works like a dream,
I always use GREASED LIGHTNING it's great on everything especially grease and oil.
I also use it on my clothes to get stains out. (07/23/2005)
What can I buy or use to remove grease buildup on my kitchen cabinets and appliances? I have tried Pine Sol and hot water but it isn't going well.
I live in a condo and unfortunately we don't have a kitchen exhaust to the outside so that when I cook, although the fumes go into my overhead hood, they end up in my kitchen. Thus my kitchen gets that grease buildup. Any suggestions? Thanks.
By Okko57 from West Hartforc, CT
Cover things when you cook. If you have cupboards that are not connected to the ceiling cover the tops of them with aluminum foil. Open a window when you cook. Use a mixture of vinegar and water to remove the grease. (04/15/2009)
Dawn Resolve degreaser will get out about anything. Sometimes they stock it with the dish soap rather than cleaning products. I highly recommend this product. (04/17/2009)
A friend tells me her favorite cleaning product is called Greased Lightning. Its available for one dollar at Dollar Tree. You can get it in a larger size and refill the small spray bottle. She says she uses it for everything including spots on laundry. Best of luck. (04/20/2009)
By Carol in PA