Pristine kitchen cabinets after learning how to clean kitchen cabinets
Alejandra Zelaya

Alejandra Zelaya

How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets In Just A Few Steps

Learn how to clean kitchen cabinets and get the pristine kitchen you deserve.

A kitchen is a beautiful place. Magical things happen there, you cook, eat deliciously, and share with loved ones. But with these joys come responsibilities. Our kitchens also receive the worst of our routine: we dirty them repeatedly. Therefore, keeping them clean and disinfected is essential for a healthy home.

That’s exactly why learning how to clean kitchen cabinets perfectly is so important. There is where all the dirt and stains of food go! So pay attention to our guide made by Fresh Home Cleaning’s experts, and give your kitchen a professional cabinet cleaning in just a few steps.

How often should you clean your kitchen cabinets?

We know more than anyone that it’s an arduous task, but trust us, it’s completely necessary. How often you clean your kitchen cabinets will depend on how often you cook and use them. If you are a real chef and cook every day, it is required to do it 3 or 4 times a year. If you are not one to cook at home, then once a year you will be fine.

Make your kitchen a pristine place!

Before starting… What will I need?

Before you start, have a list made by our staff to be prepared:

  • Duster
  • Clean washcloths
  • Spray bottle
  • Dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Soft-bristle scrub brush
  • Toothbrush

First things first: Empty them!

Although you think you can do it with the cabinets full of things, you will see that it will be much less difficult for you to empty them first and then clean them. This way you will save yourself having to run everything and clean by small sectors.

Now is the time to dust a little

Dust is everywhere, and your kitchen cabinets are no exception. Therefore, before you start getting your hands dirty and using a cleaning product, you must dust everything. This way you will avoid spreading dirt everywhere.

Now it’s time to clean up

Mix some dish soap with warm water and put it in a bottle. With that, you’ll be able to spray directly onto those engineered wood cabinets or those with a glossy, water-resistant finish. Unfinished or hardwood cabinets require some more caring, so it is recommended to apply the mixture to a microfiber cloth first.

A pristine looking kitchen after learning how to clean kitchen cabinets
Spotless wood kitchen cabinets after a deep cleaning.

To clean the inside of your cabinets…

Start by first spreading the cleaner inside and then wiping them with a clean rag and a lot of effort. Then, with another dry cloth, go over the entire surface again. Go from side to side, top to bottom, leaving no uncleaned area. Once you’re done, leave the doors open so it airs out and doesn’t accumulate a musty smell.

And now go with the outside

The method is the same as inside. But now, make sure you start at the top, as there’s bound to be a lot of dirt stuck up there. From the top, go to the bottom cleaning everything with a lot of patience.

How to clean sticky grease off kitchen cabinets

If you cook often (and maybe not that often), you know how greasy everything can be. Your kitchen cabinets are probably the most affected, so get down to business and clean them.

Make a paste of a 1/4 cup baking soda and a 1/2 cup water and apply it to every little grease spot you see, let it rest for about 5 minutes, wipe it gently down, and voilá!

Final touches

Once the cleaning process is finished, return all the items to their corresponding places and that’s it! Now you know how to clean kitchen cabinets like a professional. Remember that to keep them clean longer, you should clean them as soon as accidents happen in the kitchen. If you drop something while cooking, wipe it down quickly!

If you are looking for a professional cabinet cleaning to do it for you faster and at a lower price, Fresh Home Cleaning is available.

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