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How to easily remove grease build-up from your cabinets

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This is just a simple little story about how I finally got all the grease off the cabinets above my stove.
I have had a dirty little secret!Everyone always tells me how clean my house is. It's not really. Not since I've had kids. You've seen those cute little signs, Excuse the mess, we are busy making memories or Excuse the mess, we live here? Well that's not really my style. In fact, my house is nothing like the clean it used to be before the kids. I've grown more accustomed to the mess, but so many little things tend to get over looked these days. Many people have exciting goals like running a marathon or skydiving (and I may have just become the biggest loser because I just googled Common goals people have, because I couldn't come up with 2 good ideas), you know what I've always wanted? To put my house on the market and have the ad say, "Mrs. Clean lives here". I'm not kidding, I actually told my realtor I wanted that on my add. She said, your house will sell itself. OK, she was right, but I really wanted that at the time. One thing I've been over-looking lately is my kitchen cabinets. I'm home cleaning today and thought, maybe today's the day to get that grease off the cabinets. Now keep in mind, these are just the cabinets over the stove, and grease is always building up on these cabinets. I wipe down my cabinets frequently, since they are white and show any dirt, but I do tend to "overlook" these top cabinets because I never could seem to get the grime off with much success. I have those god-awful therma-foil and for lack of a better term the surface is "pockey". That means there is a little texture that allows dirt and grease to accumulate. The picture shows best how greasy these cabinets were. I've tried many products before, but today I decided to go for some simple soft scrub and a warm dish rag. I love the lemon scent and use this for a lot of my cleaning. I poured it on my dishcloth and just rubbed it on the grease, and just like that, all of the grease and grime came off. I've tried many other cleaners and de-greasers and seriously never got such great results with barely any elbow grease at all. I might suggest if you are working over your head that you wear some protective eyewear, because trust me when I say, you don't want your break from cleaning to involve trying to get soap out of your eye! Just sayin. Check out the before and afters. It's really pretty amazing!
Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://giraffe-legs.blogspot.com/2013/04/cleaning-grease-off-cabinets.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Sally-Charles Evans
    Sally-Charles Evans Mayfield, KY

    I have used Murphey's Oil Soap for years! It smells nice, is easy on your hands, AND cuts through that kitchen sludge in a minute! I swear by it!

    • Joffler
      Joffler Houston, TX

      @Sally-Charles Evans Agreed,

  • Liz
    Liz Foothill Ranch, CA

    I'm glad to know about Soft Scrub. Also, if you want to stop the grease before the splatters hit your cabinets, you can buy inexpensive, round, flat, fine screen mesh 'things', with a handle from Walmart. (Sorry, don't know what they're called.) But,

  • Doris Jean Miller
    Doris Jean Miller Skiatook, OK

    The Victorian House Finish Rejuvenator works best for me. www.thevictorianhouseproducts.com

  • Lisahltn
    Lisahltn Seymour, TN

    Murphy's Oil Soap works great on greasy, or sticky cabinets, back splashes, counter tops, painted walls, baseboards, doors, and floors in any room.

  • Robin Berryhill-Johnson
    Robin Berryhill-Johnson Traverse City, MI

    My husband and I just bought a house a month ago. I have been trying to getting all the Heavy grease and grime off the cupboard doors without damaging them. I have tried the baking soda and veg. oil it's okay but it's not getting to the wood. These

    • Cindy
      Cindy Macedon, NY

      I pretty much clean everything with a few items: Borax, Murphy's, vingear or dish soap. I also make cleaners using combinations of these. For greasy messes I usually use Borax, just straight onto a wet sponge.

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