Moving into a new home. The kitchen cabinets are disgusting.

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The grease inside and outside of the cabinets are disgusting, Should we just tear them out. Center isle with cabinets and sink. disgusting. We were not prepared for this big mess. All appliances have to be removed.
Cynthia and Joel

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  • If you do decide to tackle the cleaning, use TSP. It'll do the job. Good luck ♥

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 24, 2017
    Been there myself. When I get a client whose kitchen is disgusting, I run to the Dollar Tree and buy Awesome Degreaser and the 1/2 gal of Awesome Orange, a car sponge, kitchen rubber gloves and round plastic scrubbies, and new shelf paper. i first mix the Awesome Orange in hot water, and use the sponge to go over the cabinets... this stuff can melt off all kinds of stuff. If I hit a patch around the stove that's got caked on grease I use the spray Degreaser and the round scrubbies. I have even used this degreaser successfully on tops of stoves with tons of impossible to remove grease that oven cleaner doesn't touch, and the degreaser will get it off.
    Met our local car detailer one day buying 12 bottles of this degreaser and he says its what he uses for all his detailing.

  • Dro29178937 Dro29178937 on Dec 24, 2017
    Get AWESOME, 1/2 gallon for $1. at Dollar Tree. This will remove the grease.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 24, 2017
    I would ask the DIY, and see what cleanser''s they suggest. Do be extra careful, and then ask at a good hardware store, for you don't want to harm them, if you can. Just refinish them, if you choose to do so. Always try to clean them, every other month, and then the grease will not build up. Then you can coat it with Murphy's oil soap, to preserve it. You can take care of these, one at a time, and do not worry right now, just plan ahead ok? J.

  • UTAHGAL UTAHGAL on Dec 24, 2017
    costco carries a purple degreaser that is fabulous and if the doors are really bad and are not good wood like oak etc replace them after you degrease the interior.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 24, 2017
    With the cupboards so greasy, and you are just moving in, I would contact the realator, and tell her/him. For this is what you are paying for, right? Or, you can take my advice, and work thru it yourself, and then you will know it is done right. Bless you, and lots of best wishes, in your new home.

  • UTAHGAL UTAHGAL on Dec 24, 2017
    you are welcome i just moved into a new house also and the people in it before did not know how to keep house so i am dealing with it also,plus mine are oak .ten years ago i bought an older manufactered home and the cabinets were pressed cardboard they had to be replaced and until my husband passed away we made and sold wholesale wood items to stores ,i saved blue and white pine and made some beautiful cabinets for that home ....so good luck it can be done tho.

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Dec 26, 2017
    The home is a resale. Thanks