How To Remove Grease Stains From Cabinets

Dated: 01/28/2020

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Cabinets act like magnets for unsightly and sticky grease stains. It can be frustrating and fruitless to clean them without having proper cleaning products and supplies. When it comes to keeping your cabinets clean and tidy, it is all about preventing the mess in the first place. But, at the same time, we also know that it’s not always feasible.

To keep your wooden or glass cabinets clean, it is essential to clean up the mess as soon as you can.

If you have splattered grease stains on your cabinets, no need to panic. In this post, we’re going to talk about some tried-and-true tactics for cleaning grease stains from your cabinets. So, let’s take a look. 

1. Water and Soap

Most greasy areas need only basic things to clean up – warm water and dish soap. After all, soap is made to cut through grease.

How to Use:

  • First of all, soften the grease on the cabinet by putting some warm, soapy water.

  • Clean the area with a damp sponge, small scrub brush, and toothbrush. (If you’ve ever seen a Scrub Daddy, those definitely do the trick.)

  • To take off the leftover residue, consider drying with a dry dish towel.

2. Distilled White Vinegar

Heavy, stubborn grease stains respond well to undiluted white vinegar – another trusted household cleaning product. As vinegar includes natural acids, it helps in breaking down the grease stains without leaving residue behind.

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How to Use:

  • Take a paper towel and washcloth and soak it in distilled white vinegar.

  • Wipe the greasy part on your cabinet and let the undiluted vinegar do its job for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • After this time, loosen the grease stains by rubbing with a damp sponge to the surface.

  • Now, take a water-soaked washcloth and clean the buildup.

3. Baking Soda

When it comes to cleaning grease stains off cabinets, baking soda is another effective cleaning product. Not only does the baking soda cut through the grease, but it’s also non-abrasive; therefore, it does not harm your wooden cabinets.

How to Use:

  • Grab some baking soda powder and a scrub brush.

  • Wet your brush with warm water, put some baking soda, and then scrub away on the cabinets.

  • Follow with a wet, warm-water cloth to remove the remains.

4. Ammonia and Water Degreaser

A mixture of ammonia and water degreaser is also perfect for cutting through grease. Ammonia is available in various household goods, such as oven cleaners and Windex. When you combine ammonia with grease, it converts into soap.

How to Use:

  • Combine ½ cup ammonia and 1-gallon water to create a mixture.

  • Take a microfiber cloth and damp it with the solution.

  • Make sure to scrub the greasy area carefully and slowly.

  • After rubbing, the grease will come off your cabinets in a few seconds.

  • Wipeout with a clean cloth, and you will have sparkling cabinets. 

5. All-Purpose Orange Oil Cleaner

Orange oil cleaner is another affordable and straightforward trick to clean greasy cabinets. This oil mixes with stubborn grease stains on the cabinets and softens them. It not only removes the grease but also conditions your wooden cabinets.

How to Use:

  • Apply some orange oil on the greasy parts on your cabinets.

  • Take a brush or cloth to scrub the area in a soft, circular motion.

  • Now, wipe out the surface with a clean, dry cloth. 

These are some simple yet effective household products that you can use to clean grease stains off your cabinets. Whenever you notice grease stains on your cabinets, use any of the methods mentioned above to remove grease from cabinets. Now that you know these tricks, try to keep your cabinets tidy, shiny, and sparkling as much as you can. 

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Dakota A. Riley

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