Tips For Cleaning and Maintaining Your Kitchen Cabinets Christine April 9, 2024

Tips For Cleaning and Maintaining Your Kitchen Cabinets


A new kitchen cabinet is a thing of pride and something you want to keep looking as clean and new as possible in the years to come. After all, if you’ve just spent money on renovating your kitchen cabinets, the last thing you want is for you to wonder if it was worth it. Luckily, cleaning and maintaining your kitchen cabinets doesn’t have to be difficult.

#1. Create a routine

Incorporate “cleaning kitchen cabinets” into your regular routine, making it second nature. While it may seem like a minor task, procrastination can worsen the situation over time. Performing a brief daily wipe-down and a more thorough monthly cleaning will preserve the appearance of your cabinets for years to come. For deep cleaning, which should be infrequent if you maintain a regular cleaning schedule, start by emptying the cabinets completely. Then, use a soft cloth, water, and mild detergent to wipe down every surface. Using an old toothbrush can be particularly effective for reaching into tight spaces and crevices.

#2. No harsh chemicals

Kitchen cabinets vary in materials, but regardless of their composition, it’s wise to steer clear of harsh chemicals. Before using any cleaning products, inspect their ingredients and avoid those containing abrasive chemicals. These substances can quickly degrade your cabinets by stripping away their finish. Avoid using bleach, paint thinners, ammonia, steel wool pads, scourers, or any other potentially damaging agents. Choose natural cleaning products or simply wipe down the cabinets once or twice a week for gentle maintenance.

#3. Get rid of any moisture

Kitchen cabinets come in various materials, but it’s best to avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning, no matter what they’re made of. Check the ingredients in your cleaning products and steer clear of anything with harsh chemicals. These can quickly damage your cabinets by stripping off the finish. Avoid using bleach, paint thinners, ammonia, steel wool pads, or anything else that might cause harm. Stick to natural products, or just wipe down the cabinets once or twice a week for simple upkeep.

#4. Always close your cabinet doors

Keeping your doors open is an invitation for dust and moisture to get in, which means you’ll need to deep clean the inside of your kitchen cabinets on a much more regular basis. Make it a habit to keep your cabinet doors closed whenever you’re not using them.

#5. Get rid of the stains

Keeping your kitchen cabinets clean might be a priority for you, but it’s not always shared by the rest of the household, especially if there are young kids around. It’s common to discover grease marks or fingerprints all over, and they can be quite stubborn to remove. For fingerprint marks, try wiping the oily residue with a solution of half vinegar and half water. Then, buff it clean with a polishing cloth and dry it with a microfiber cloth to eliminate any remaining moisture. For grease stains, you can use the same method, but you might need to repeat the process a bit longer for larger stains.

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