Have you ever wondered what the best way to clean kitchen cabinets is? Do you love all-natural cleaning ideas that are right in your cabinet? Well, the ideas in this post fit both of those criteria. Grab a sponge and a few items from your cabinets to get your kitchen cleaner than it has ever been before! You are going to love the results!
The Best Way to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Before you get started, remember to test each method on an inconspicuous part of your cabinets to test on your surface. Not all methods are safe for all surfaces.
We are going to start from simple to more robust. So, start with the first method and work your way down this post depending on how dirty your cabinets are. By the end, you should have cabinets that are clean and gorgeous!
Natural Way to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
You can actually get most dirt and grime from your cabinets with just baking soda and water. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp sponge and start scrubbing. Rinse occasionally and add more baking soda as needed. You may just be amazed at what this simple cleaner can remove.
The water below was after I used this method on a few of my cabinets. There is so much cleaning power in a box of baking soda. This is definitely the place to start when cleaning kitchen cabinets. If you find the mess is too much for this method, however, you also have a few more tools you can try.
Cleaning Solution for Kitchen Cabinets
Mix baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl until it becomes a paste. Remember that when combining these two there will be a bubbling reaction. That is okay! Just mix until you get a paste-like consistency.
Apply that paste to your sponge and start scrubbing those cabinets. Again rinse occasionally and add more paste as needed. Remove all residue with clean water once you are happy with the appearance of your cabinets.
I went over the SAME cabinets as when I just used baking soda. I wanted to see just how much more dirt I could get off with this method. The water below is definitely dirty! This may very well be the best way to clean kitchen cabinets!
Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets
I did, however, want to mention one more method. If you have cabinets that get a ton of grease splatter, the best cleaner is often the simplest. Dishwashing liquid is meant to cut those greasy messes on dishes and it can do the same for your cabinets. Just add about 2 tablespoons of dish liquid to 2 cups of warm water. Mix this well and wipe down those cabinets. That greasy mess will be gone in no time!
Add the Supplies to Cozi
Pick up everything you need for this during your next trip to the store! Don’t want to forget? Be sure to download the free Cozi app and add the supplies and instructions to your app! Just click the button below to add everything you need to your list.
You can get the Cozi app for free in the app store and also click here to learn more about how it can help you to organize your home and family!
Do you have any other tips and tricks? What do you think of my methods for the best way to clean kitchen cabinets? Will you be trying them? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! If you are looking for a natural way to clean kitchen cabinets, these ideas might just be for you.
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I will definitely be trying your method to clean kitchen cupboards. I have company coming and this was one of the things on my “must do” list! Pinned and shared!
I like to use the Bounty paper towels that are infused with dawn to wipe down my cabinets but I have never used baking soda. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the tip.
I saw your post linked at the BRAG ABOUT IT LINK PARTY #33-17! Saved it on Pinterest.
I’m here because I saw your link on A Bouquet of Talent link party. So glad I followed it to get these helpful tips.
Dawn is absolutely a miracle worker! I use it in so many ways in our home, including our cabinets. Our kitchen is crazy tiny so it seems like grease gets on all of the cabinets. Thanks for sharing your homemade cleaners with us at Merry Monday this week. I’m going to try the baking soda paste in between the Dawn wipe-downs.
I tried the cabinet cleaner but it left a terrible film on my cabinets, also they were very sticky and rough, I don’t know what I did wrong?
Hmmmm. That is weird! Try rinsing really well with water and see if that fixes it. I am thinking you didn’t get everything back off.
Try Murphy’s oil soap
How do you get the corners clean in an inlay? How can I can those pesky 90 degree angles on cupboards clean?
I used anything pointed with a rag wrapped around it. And a lot of patience.
Thanks for this blog post, Angie! I’m reading this while stuck at home with my kids during the Coronavirus quarantine, and I’ve decided to deep clean the kitchen while I have some free time. I’m glad I found your post about cleaning cabinets because this worked so well! I was surprised at how clean my cabinets looked afterward!! I have been seeing all kinds of cabinet cleaning blog on Pinterest lately, but I’m glad I read your post and the one I linked- they were both very helpful. I will definitely be reading more of your blog! Hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy!