What do I use to clean greasy wood kitchen cabinets?

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  • Karen V Karen V on Nov 01, 2017
    I mix about a gallon of hot water with 3-4 drops of Dawn soap, I use 3 very soft dusting cloths. I first wipe the area to be cleaned with 1 dry soft cloth. I use a second cloth to wash the area with the water/soap mix. The 3rd soft cloth I use to dry immediately. ( I only have this issue on a cabinet above my microwave vent.) Hopefully this works for you? *Always dry ASAP

  • Shortcake Shortcake on Nov 01, 2017
    Hello, Well this is what I use on mine. Spray bottle, bleach and water. this helps with the grease build up and anything else that is built up on it. Don't over do with the bleach. Then I use a warm washcloth and wipe down really good and I also use a sponge that has the scrubbier on one side and yes you might have to scrub a little, but they turn out good great again. Hope this was helpful for you.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 01, 2017
    Cabinet magic is the easiest product to use on them.It is a cleaner and polisher without the mess of soaps

  • Alice Groters-Jones Alice Groters-Jones on Nov 01, 2017
    I use a mixture of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. I use a magic eraser with this mixture and it really cuts the oiliness that could be on the cabinets. Follow up after they’re dried well with a good quality wood polish. If painted, buff with a soft cloth.

  • Dst25974880 Dst25974880 on Nov 01, 2017
    As a cabinet maker, I will tell you what I told all my customers to use.; Murphy's oil soap. Cabinet finishes are NOT water proof. They are water resistant. Water, Clorox, vinegar, and mixes without at least vegetable oil damages the wood every time you put it on the cabinets. Maybe you don't see any damage right away, but keep doing it and the finish will begin to fail and/or the boards will begin to cup upward to the surface to which you applied these makeshift and inferior cleaning solutions. This cupping is caused by micro-compressions of the cells in the surface of the wood which have been wetted by water because of the wood finish only being water resistant and because at one time those boards were part of a living organism.

    When your houseplants wilt it is because they need water and they flush when watered. Consider the boards of your cabinets part of a big wilted plant. Add water it, and the cells and still behave like a live plant and expand. We all have heard of the warping and buckling damage of a wood floor when a pipe burst and soaked it.

    Water and wood, a big No! No!