How To Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets

Dealing with grease on cabinets above the stove? Check out how to remove grease from cabinets easily! Don’t deal with cooking grease on your cabinets any longer. Dealing with grease splatters on your cabinets? You are not alone! Recently I was doing a deep clean of my kitchen and found some of the cabinets above my stove were covered with little spots of grease. Soap and water did nothing to budge the grease.

I looked on Pinterest at a few different ways to remove the grease, but they all made me too nervous. I didn’t want to go at the cabinets with a scrub brush or Mr. Clean pad and ruin the finish. I instead made a gentle paste that I felt would be safe to use on kitchen cabinets and used that to remove the grease. Check out how to remove grease from kitchen cabinets to make them shine like new!

How to Remove Grease From Cabinets

If you are using this method I highly recommend you start by testing this in a small area of your cabinet. Maybe start on the inside of a door where you won’t normally see. My cabinets are very light-colored and have a matte finish. I never noticed any change to my finish, but if you have a glossy finish or your finish is older you could possibly damage it.

Ingredients You Need To Clean Cabinets

  • Baking Soda
  • Dish Soap
  • Microfiber Cloth

Getting Started

To remove the grease from your cabinets above the stove (or anywhere!) you will want to do a few things. To start you will want to gather the following ingredients. You probably already have these at home.

  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Dish Soap
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Water

Step 1: Start by adding 1/2 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap to a small bowl.

Step 2: Next, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the bowl.

Step 3: Add 1/2 tablespoon of water to the bowl and mix all the ingredients together to make a paste. Applying The Paste To Grease On Cabinets – Using a rag or microfiber cloth apply a small amount of the paste to the cabinets. Rub gently in a circular pattern over the grease spots on the cabinets with the microfiber cloth. As soon as I started rubbing, I could feel the grease spots coming up. The microfiber cloth would run over the wood instead of catching on the grease spots.

Cleaning Cabinets After Removing

Once all the spots are gone from the area get a warm cloth and wash down the area you scrubbed. Make sure you remove all of the baking soda mixture. When it is clean, dry with a dry microfiber cloth or rag. Continue going over the cabinet in small areas until all of the grease spots are removed. My cabinets look so much better after using this mixture to remove the grease from them. Plus, it only took a few minutes and didn’t damage the finish. I also used this for the areas around the knobs on our cabinets. I have noticed that they tend to gather a lot of grease from our hands.

My cabinets practically look brand new.

You don’t need to use harsh abrasives or scrubbing pads to remove grease from kitchen cabinets.

This gentle scrub plus a microfiber cloth does a great job of quickly removing the grease from kitchen cabinets.

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