Does it hurt to use Dawn dishwashing liquid on oak kitchen cabinets to remove grease build up?
By Sunny from KY
Murphy's Oil Soap is excellent; here is another recipe that I've used over the years....with just a little caution:
1 Qt. warm water
3 tbs Boiled Linseed oil
1 tbs Turpentine
Keep the mixture warm in a double boiler...rub the finish with a soft cloth dampened with it, then wipe the surface dry and polish with a clean, dry cloth.
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.
Hello, I have tried everything everyone suggested, but nothing have worked. But your solution is one I haven't tried. "Grease on Grease," really? But my question is, "will this solution work great on glossy or oil painted walls and cabinets?" Thanks
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.
Good old bicarbonate of soda is always worth a try, it shifts most greasy stuff, just use it as a scouring powder with a damp cloth.
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'm looking for a good cleaning product to degrease a greasy kitchen. My kitchen cabinets are gooey.
Mixing up a solution of 1-1 parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle will clean the residue, and deodorise the area at the same time.
Vinegar mixed with water is a wonderful kitchen and bath cleaner that saves you a whopping lot of money, and doesn't have the unwanted chemicals that commercially available cleaning products have.
It deodorises, disinfects, kills mould safely (no chemical reaction between mould and bleach releasing into the air as a fume you do not want to be inhaling), and doesn't require rinsing.
What way is best to clean wood cabinets with grease buildup on them?
By Barbara from Taylorsville, MS
I would try Murphy's Oil Soap.
How do you remove years of grease build up on kitchen cabinets and walls?
By sickand tired from Towson, MD
Murpy's Oil Soap does a very good job on greasy kitchen cabinets. If they have been neglected too long, you may have to repeat the scrubbing, but you will be able to see, and even feel, the difference.
Harlean from Arkansas
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
A bottle of Lemon Oil will take care of that. Just use per directions on deep cleaning wood.
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!
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.
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)
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)
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)
What is good for cleaning greasy wood cabinets?
By Gail from Novi, MI
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)
Try a product called "Dirtex". (10/20/2010)
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)
What is the best thing to clean grease off of wood cupboards?
By Karen from Boswell, PA
My husband has this degreaser called "Super Clean", he uses in the garage. I needed something for my wood cabinets and it worked great! You can use it other household cleaning. You can find it in most auto sections in your favorite store. (09/16/2010)
What is the best product to use, when trying to clean kitchen cabinets (wood stained) with grease build up? I need something I can use without damaging stain finish or sealer on the cabinets.
I have greasy and sticky finger stains on wood cabinets.