Over time your kitchen cabinets can get dirty, and accumulate grease and food stains. Let me show you how to clean kitchen cabinets and remove grease with just a few simple ingredients and in a short amount of time. This easy kitchen cabinet cleaning method works for wood cabinets and painted cabinets too!
Years ago, I painted my kitchen cabinets light grey, so when they get anything on them at all, you can really see it. Over time, grease and food spots will accumulate on them, so I try to give them a good cleaning at least once every couple of months. The good news is, it's much easier to clean them than you may think, and you only need a few ingredients that you already have in your kitchen pantry! This cleaning method is totally safe for wood and painted cabinets, and will remove grease in seconds without damaging them. Some store bought cleaners can pull paint away or damage wood.
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How to Remove Grease and Food From Kitchen Cabinets
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
- Make my DIY Grease Cleaning Spray
Put together my 3 Ingredient Kitchen Degreaser.
What you'll need:
1 ¾ cup distilled water
2 tablespoons of Castile soap ( Purchase HERE )
20 drops of orange essential oil ( Purchase HERE )
Spray bottle ( Purchase HERE )
Shake well before each use. This amazing cleaner will cut through just about any grease, food or dirt in seconds. The Castile soap is olive oil based and the orange essential oil helps with stain lifting...it also smells like an orange grove and can be used to clean your entire kitchen!
- Spray cabinets liberally with degreaser.
Clean one cabinet at a time and place a towel below to catch any drips.
- Use a clean cloth to wipe away any dirt, grease or food residue.
- Enjoy your clean cabinets!
More Easy Cleaning Ideas
- How to Clean Sheet Pans
- How to Clean and Organize Your Refrigerator
- How to Clean Your Stovetop and Oven
- How to Clean Your Dishwasher and Kitchen Appliances
To find more of my easy cleaning tips and ideas, check out my Cleaning Page HERE for hundreds more!
Is it really necessary to use the essential oils in the DIY recipes? It can get quite expensive. Thank you 😊
Nancy Galant says
I would think you could substitute vinegar and the scent will not linger. Just don’t know how much to use in mixture - you would have to experiment. I only use vinegar & water (50%) of each in a measured spray bottle to clean practically everything in my house. No order at all and does the job ! Just a suggestion to cut cost for you.
Nancy Galant says
No odor (correction)
carol plant says
i love all your ideas and have tried some in the past - i wonder if you have a tip for a particular problem - its the build up on the bottom and sides of frying pans and my pots - i try to keep it under control but cant always get it off then it just keeps getting baked on more - i used an sos pad among other things and it took the shine off the paint on the side of my frying pan and i still had stuff on the bottom - i quickly looked through some of your ideas but couldn't seem to find this particular problem - love your emails and am glad to be getting them again - help would be greatly appreciated before i destroy my new curtis stone pans hope all is well in your world
Nancy Galant says
I have found that using a Mr Clean sponge or the new thin pads work very well to keep your pans looking good!
I hope this helps.
I'm (slowly) trying to create my own products and help the environment. This sounds like a great all around grease fighter. If I create the mixture how long will it last in the bottle?
Lilli t says
Hi! Lovve your tips! I dont have the castile soap at the moment could i use like 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp dawn dish soap? Thanks so much!
Rebecca Payne says
Great Tip as always. Thank you for sharing.