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If you have kitchen cabinets or sinks, and faucets in your kitchen, you may notice that they accumulate sticky grease. This is caused by cooking greasy food or touching cabinet details without washing your hands. It can be an eyesore, especially for light-colored kitchens, and simply wiping the grease down with a damp cloth is not enough.
Keeping your kitchen counters clean and free of dirt and grime is essential, as it helps maintain a clean, airy environment. Luckily, removing the sticky stains from your cabinets is not difficult. You can do this easily with the help of over-the-counter grease cleaners or natural cleaning products found at home.
Here are the best ways to remove stubborn grease stains in kitchen problem areas:
It’s easy to transfer grease to the kitchen sinks. Homeowners often leave greasy pots and pans on the sink after cooking. To avoid grease build-up, always fill them with hot water and put some dish soap in them. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then put some baking soda on your sponge to scrub away excess grease on your pot or pan’s surface.
Hot water helps degrease pots and pans and removes the grease that may stick to your kitchen sink and its pipes. After washing your pots and pans clean, make sure that you also scrub your sink and faucet with dish soap and rinse it well to remove the excess oil that may stick on the surface, too.
Cabinets above or near the cooking range are prone to accumulate grease, grime, and dirt from everyday cooking. It can be a nasty thing that builds up over time when not regularly cleaned. In cleaning them, it will not be a good idea to spray a degreasing agent on them and let the grease run-off as it might only leave the counters dirtier than before.
The best solution to degrease kitchen cabinets is to use a combination of dish soap and hot water. Soak a microfiber towel in this simple solution and wipe the area where grease is found. Repeat when necessary.
Depending on the oil you have on your kitchen cabinets, you can choose a method that is appropriate for you:
Applying a vinegar solution, baking soda, and lemon paste to your cabinets is possible. Baking soda is a mild alkali, which will dissolve the oil in water. When cleaning a cupboard with vinegar and baking soda solution, it is a good idea to rinse it with a dry cloth afterward. Also, it would be best to wipe away any marks left by the vinegar on the surface. Doing this will prevent moisture from damaging the surface.
If you are anxious about the safety of your cabinets, you can purchase a non-toxic cleaner that doesn’t have ammonia in it. Another option is to buy a multipurpose cleaner made with citrus oil. Always read the product’s label before using it to avoid toxic chemicals damaging your cabinet’s finish.
Sinks, cabinets, faucets, and ranges are among your kitchen’s most prominent grease collectors. These areas need to be cleaned regularly. Clean your kitchen cabinets by following the simple suggestions mentioned above at least once a week to maintain the cleanliness of your kitchen.