As long as you cook, you spatter the water, oils or food particles on your kitchen cabinets inevitably. Over time, your kitchen cabinets are covered with grime and grease like tacky glue that are difficult to remove. If you want to maintain your kitchen clean, tidy and aesthetically pleasing, here are some excellent kitchen cleaning tips in the following to help you fight with the dirty cabinets.
Before starting your kitchen cabinet cleaning work, some of you may ask why. Generally, there are 2 main reasons why you need to clean your kitchen cabinets on the regular basis.
· The mixtures of grease, dust and other cooking residues stick to your wood cabinets. Is this obvious? You kitchen becomes an eyesore.
· Unclean kitchen cabinets would also be a huge health risk. In addition to the invisible bacteria, you might get mice in the cabinets or kitchen.
If you have no idea about a proper cleaning frequency, there is an ideal timing for cleaning your kitchen cabinets. If possible, you can clean the exterior of your kitchen cabinets every week, wiping off the visible stains.
How often to clean the interior of the kitchen cabinets? Ideally, you can deeply clean the interior of cabinets at least every 2 months. But it’s overwhelming task to empty out your cabinets and clean up carefully. It will be much easier if you clean one or two cabinets this month and leave one or two to another.
It’s time to clean the sticky wood kitchen cabinets, and make sure you have prepared the following materials.
*Some of them are optional, all depends on your need.
· rubber gloves
· dish soap
· cleaning cloths
Warning!! If you don’t want to harm your wood kitchen cabinets, you have to avoid these two materials when you clean up - olive oil and vinegar. Ironically, many kitchen cleaning tips introduce olive oil and vinegar as the essential elements for cleaning wood cabinets.
· Vinegar: vinegar is a natural, cheap and non-toxic disinfectant. It can be used for making the cleaning solution at home to clean your garbage can, toilet or etc. But, you should never forget that vinegar is also an acid. It’s harmful to wood kitchen cabinets.
· Olive oil: as non-drying oil, olive oil remains soft on the cabinets, making it easy to absorb dust and other cooking residues. It's good to use drying oils like walnut, orange or linseed oil to clean wood kitchen cabinets. If you have metal cabinets, then vinegar is very useful for cleaning.
Empty out your cabinets, and follow the steps to clean:
1. Make the cleaner solution by mixing warm water with dish soap liquids. It’s enough and perfect to remove greasy substances and dusts from cabinets.
2. Put on rubber gloves, and spray the solution onto the cabinets’ surface or the cleaning cloth. Make sure every cabinet’s every side, corner and edge is wiped properly. Do not forget to wipe cabinets’ knobs, handles and pulls. Do it again with clean water this time.
3. Dry the cabinets with another clean cloth. It’s easy to discolor and even damage, if the cabinets have water left.
Check these tips, which can effectively help you to reduce on the need for a deep wood kitchen cabinets cleaning, and keep the cabinets clean longer as well.
· wipe the outside of the kitchen cabinets after cooking
· wipe dusty containers and cans, throw out expired items and make your cabinets clean and in a good shape
· toaster, coffer maker and other heat-producing appliances should be kept away from the wood cabinets. The moisture and excess heat have bad impact on cabinet’s surface, besides, it may catch fire.