Goo gone kitchen degreaser is not only suitable for wooden cabinets but also works effectively on countertops, stovetops, and dishware to remove the hard stains.
1. Krud Kutter. Krud Kutter is my number one pick for degreasing cabinets! It's easy to use with a simple spray and wipe off method and it has a mild smell with no lingering scents.
Apply the degreaser of your choice to a microfiber cloth. Working from the top down, wipe the front of the cabinet doors to remove the sticky film of grease. If your kitchen cabinets have glass panels, clean both the front face and the inside of the glass.
Vinegar is the go-to natural cleaner when faced greasy cabinets. Mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water and pour it into a spray bottle. Mist on cabinets, let sit for a minute or two and then wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Dawn® Platinum makes cleaning kitchen cabinets So Dawn Easy! The unique formula quickly breaks down grease particles while staying gentle enough to not cause any damage. Be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge when cleaning.
One degreasing brand worked well when it came to cutting through grease and grime, but when I went to wipe the product from my cabinets, I felt my rag “catch” rather than glide over the wooden surface. I was worried the product had compromised the varnish and decided right away not to use it on wood anymore.
Fill a bowl with warm water and add a few squirts of dish soap. Use your hand to mix it around. Take your sponge and wipe down the sticky areas. Let it sit for about a minute and scrub the areas with the grease.
Apply a few drops of concentrated dish liquid, like Dawn®, into a bowl of warm water, then dip the sponge in. Squeeze the sponge until suds form. The cleaning agents in Dawn absorb grease just as well on kitchen surfaces as they do on dishes.
How do you clean sticky wood cabinets? The sticky residue you feel is the grease particles that float in the air while cooking and then attach to the cabinets. I use Murphy's Oil Soap and a little water. Be careful not to rub too hard or you'll rub off the finish.
Water (with a pH of 7) and dish soap (with a pH between 7 and 8) are always good options. The best cleaner, the one that is less likely to do damage to the wood is good old-fashioned elbow grease. Applied with a damp cloth, elbow grease should be effective at removing dirt and dust and even oil and grease build-up.
Using the spray bottle, measure a 50/50 mix of vinegar and warm water. Spray the solution directly onto the kitchen cupboards and leave for a couple of minutes.
Kitchen cabinets that have not adequately dried after cleaning can also become sticky. This is because cabinets are usually made of porous materials that absorb water and cleaning solutions. So, when water and cleaning solutions don't dry properly, they leave behind a sticky residue.
Mix up a few drops of dish soap (not dishwasher detergent) in a bowl of warm water until soapy. Use a sponge dipped in the solution, but not dripping wet, to gently work the grease and grime out. Follow up with clean water to remove lingering dish soap. Dry the surface thoroughly with a dry microfiber rag.
Apply the degreaser per the manufacturer's instructions. Do not get degreaser on painted surfaces. Rinse the degreaser off with the hose or power washer. Repeat this step if degreaser does not remove all of the dirt and grime on the first pass.
Distilled White Vinegar
Heavy grease stains also respond well to vinegar, another trusted kitchen cleaner. Because white vinegar contains natural acids, it'll break down the grease without leaving residue behind.
The dirtier your engine, the longer you should leave the spray on. However, it should not be left on for about 30 seconds before being scrubbed off using a bristled brush. This is how to use degreaser on car engine parts. Use a hose or any other water spraying device to wash off all the degreaser in the engine bay.
You'll want to get two buckets that are large enough to swish a rag around in the water to shake it of excess dirt, and you'll also want a good natural wood cleaner. Murphy® Oil Soap gets deep into grime to break up dirt particles and it's safe to use on wood products like cabinets.
Hot water and dish soap: Dish soap is an alkaline-based product that effectively cuts through grease, especially when mixed in hot water. Mix a squirt or two of grease-cutting dish soap into a bucket of very hot water (as hot as you can stand), and use a nylon scouring pad to attack cabinet grease.
Just like hardwood floors, vinegar can eat away at the wax finish on wood furniture, leaving it looking dull and cloudy. But, you'll frequently read that vinegar is ideal for cleaning all types of wood. If you would like to use vinegar on finished or waxed wood furniture, use it extremely infrequently and at your risk.