Kitchens aren’t designed to simply look nice for guests–they are a critical and practical part of the home. Kitchen cabinetry, being so close to the stove, sink, and food prep areas, is a prime target for splashes and stains. 

A quick wipe with a cloth is often all that is needed to keep stains from setting in. However, sometimes the previous tenants haven’t exactly kept up appearances. In heavy-use kitchens, there may be layers of grime or grease that need to be removed. Thankfully, the process of cleaning and brightening those custom cabinet doors is fairly straightforward. 

Before using any of our methods to clean your cabinetry, it is critical that you try out these techniques on a small part of the cabinet that is out of sight. The back of a door or drawer is a good place to start. 

The goal is to make sure that the colors of the cabinetry don’t run or become discolored. Once you’re sure you have nothing to worry about, you can try the following methods:

Method One: Soap and Water

Grab yourself a bowl of warm water and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Swish the water around until you’ve got some decent soap suds. Next, quickly dip a sponge or microfiber cloth into the soapy water.

Gently wipe the stains using a circular motion. Be sure and wipe in both directions to attack the stain from all angles. You should start to see the stain disappear rather quickly. 

A tougher stain may require the soap solution to sit for a few minutes. Wooden doors can easily swell if left in wet conditions for too long, so stick around and keep an eye on things. After a few minutes, try again with the sponge. 

Method Two: Citrus Oil Cleaner

Typically marketed as all-natural, organic, or non-toxic cleaners, citrus oil-based cleaners pack a serious punch. Citrus oil is a natural degreaser and works quickly to break down grease and other sticky messes. 

It’s important to stress again that you need to test this on a hidden part of your cabinet before proceeding. Even though the ingredients are typically natural, that doesn’t mean they can’t wreak havoc on delicate paints or stains. 

Carefully use a cloth to wipe the cabinet with the citrus oil cleaner and follow up with some of the soapy water to ensure the cleaner has been removed. Once again, dry the area with a towel as quickly as possible. 

Method Three: Baking Soda and Water

Mix equal parts of baking soda and water until you have a paste. Spread the paste over the stained area and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, take a damp cloth and use the same circular motions to wipe the stains away. Follow up with a dry cloth to limit the moisture left behind. 

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