Clean Kitchen Cabinets – Tips & Advice

Every kitchen has cabinets. A well designed kitchen is great for organisation but no matter how great your kitchen cabinets are they do get dirty. Got dirty cabinets? Don’t worry, it’s totally normal and it’s probably why you’re here – to get tips on how to clean kitchen cabinets.  

Dust, splatters, spills, and food particles – they can all make the interior and exterior of your kitchen cabinets dirty. Clean kitchen cabinets make your kitchen shine and can enhance the usability of the space. Clean kitchen cabinets are also important for the health and wellness of your family. There’s nothing worse than finding a bug infestation or mould in your pantry. Yuk!

Cleaning kitchen cabinet exteriors is easy. You should do that once every couple of weeks. Depending on the size and shape of your kitchen you could clean kitchen cabinet exteriors daily without too much hassle. 

Deep cleaning your kitchen cabinet interiors doesn’t need to be done as often. Plus, it’s harder and you probably don’t want to.  We know. The thought of pulling everything out of the cabinet is not appealing to anyone. But the inside of your kitchen cabinets do get dirty. So, you do need to clean them every now and then. 

Here are the recommended steps we think you should follow for cleaning your kitchen cabinets – after you have emptied them.

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets – Tips & Advice

Create your cleaning solution

There are a number of cleaning solution options that may work for you. You could use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and warm water. A solution of dish soap and water works as a degreaser on most surfaces to clean off stubborn stains. Alternatively, you might prefer to use an off-the-shelf all-purpose cleaner as that may suit your preferences. Whatever you choose, you should look at doing a spot test first. Stick some cleaner on a spot that can’t be seen to make sure that is doesn’t cause any stains or discolouration.

Start from the top and work your way down

Start from your top shelf and work your way down to the bottom shelf. Using a spray bottle you can spray directly onto internal and external surfaces and then wipe away the solution with a cloth. You may have to scrub stubborn stains. It’s easier to clean kitchen cabinets when the stains, gunk, and debris have been removed first. Do the dirty work before you do the general wiping down. If you work your way from the top to the bottom, then you’re less likely to spread dust and dirt from one shelf to another.

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Rinse and dry

Once you have removed all stains, dirt, and grime, then wiped down and clean each surface with your chosen cleaning solution. You should rinse each surface with a clean, damp cloth. After rinsing, you should then finally dry each kitchen cabinet surface with a dry rag before replacing everything back in each cabinet.

Clean all the extras

To really clean kitchen cabinets you need to make sure that you don’t forget the “little things.” There is no point half doing a job. You need to do it properly. Make sure you wipe down the walls of the cabinet, and clean any handles and knobs. If you really want to go the extra mile you can also make sure you clean out any crevices, corners, and door hinges with an old toothbrush. 

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Clean cabinet contents before you put them away

Clean kitchen cabinets need clean cabinet contents. If it’s plates, bowls or cutlery make sure you put everything through the dishwasher (if you have one. If you don’t, I’m sorry but you are going to have to wash them buy hand) . You should also wash your pots and pans. If you are cleaning out pantry items make sure you wipe down any dusty cans or containers. There’s no point having clean kitchen cabinets if you are going to recontaminate them.

No one really likes having to clean kitchen cabinets. It’s not fun. If you follow these tips it will make your life easier. It will leave your surfaces sparkling clean and your family happier and healthier and help keep the surfaces germ-free.

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