Dealing with grease on cabinets above the stove? Check out how to remove grease from cabinets easily! Don't deal with cooking grease on your cabinets any longer.
Dealing with grease splatters on your cabinets? You are not alone! Recently I was doing a deep clean of my kitchen and found some of the cabinets above my stove were covered with little spots of grease.
Soap and water did nothing to budge the grease.
I looked on Pinterest at a few different ways to remove the grease, but they all made me too nervous. I didn't want to go at the cabinets with a scrub brush or Mr. Clean pad and ruin the finish.
I decided to make a gentle paste that I felt would be safe to use on kitchen cabinets and use that to remove the grease.
Check out how to remove grease from kitchen cabinets to make them shine like new!
How to Remove Grease From Cabinets
If you are using this method I highly recommend you start by testing this in a small area of your cabinet. Maybe start on the inside of a door where you won't normally see.
My cabinets are very light colored and have a matte finish. I never noticed any change to my finish, but if you have a glossy finish or your finish is older you could possibly damage it.
Ingredients You Need To Clean Cabinets
- Baking Soda
- Dish Soap (I prefer plain old blue Dawn)
- Microfiber Cloth (I love this brand! I have had them for years and they work great!)
To remove the grease from your cabinets above the stove (or anywhere!) you will want to do a few things.
To start you will want to gather the following ingredients. You probably already have these at home.
- 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Dish Soap
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Water.
Grab a small bowl and add the baking soda, dish soap, and water. Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
Applying The Paste To Grease On Cabinets
Using a rag or microfiber cloth apply a small amount of the paste to the cabinets. I have these microfiber clothes here and I love them!
Rub gently in a circular pattern over the grease spots on the cabinets with the microfiber cloth. As soon as I started rubbing I could feel the grease spots coming up.
The microfiber cloth would run over the wood instead of catching on the grease spots.
Cleaning Cabinets After Removing
Once all the spots are gone from the area get a warm cloth and wash down the area you scrubbed.
Make sure you remove all of the baking soda mixture. When it is clean, dry with a dry microfiber cloth or rag.
Continue going over the cabinet in small areas until all of the grease spots are removed.
My cabinets look so much better after using this mixture to remove the grease from them. Plus, it only took a few minutes and didn't damage the finish.
I also used this for the areas around the knobs on our cabinets. I have noticed that they tend to gather a lot of grease from our hands.
My cabinets practically look brand new.
You don't need to use harsh abrasives or scrubbing pads to remove grease from kitchen cabinets.
This gentle scrub plus a microfiber cloth does a great job of quickly removing the grease from kitchen cabinets.
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How To Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets
Tablespoon baking soda
1/2 Tablespoon dish soap
1/2 Tablespoon Water
Start with a tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1/2 tablespoon of water. Mix it all up in a small bowl to make a paste. Then, using a microfiber cloth apply a small amount of the paste to the cabinets. Rub gently in a circular pattern with the microfiber cloth. Once all the spots gone from the area get a warm cloth and wash down the area you scrubbed. Make sure you remove all of the baking soda mixture. When it is clean, dry with a clean cloth. Continue going over the cabinet in small areas until all of the grease spots are removed.
- baking soda
- dish soap
- microfiber cloth (I really like these on Amazon)
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Thanks for the info, Julie! Your cabinets and countertop look exactly like mine. I'm off to make my paste. Have an awesome day!
After you "washed your cabinets", did you put any wax on them to make them shine again? I have never "washed" my cabinets but have always used Murphy's soap or something similar to clean them. Always afraid of making them too dull. Too much of an investment to ruin!
I haven't put wax on them. I have heard that it can lead to build up. I completely understand, Kitchen cabinets are crazy expensive! I highly recommend testing it in a small area that you can't normally see.
I just tried this on the vent hood and it worked GREAT. Thanks for the excellent tip!
So glad I could help!
Liz bray says
Ever tried cooking oils dabbed on the area? ....breaks up the grease (which is oil) , wash off with perhaps Dawn , Murphys or moderate soap. And relax...
I will have to try that next time. Thanks!
Thank you so much! Your solution was outstanding
Thank you for sharing with us
Magic eraser will not require a paint job after using to remove, mostly anything ,from the walls.
Magic eraser is like SUPER SUPER FINE sand paper. It will dull and scratch some finishes. And I think it even says to test it first on the box.
Another thing I've found that works great is Borax. Just make sure you don't "scrub" to heavily and wipe off good with a wet rag. Cuts the grease faster than anything else I've tried without all the chemicals. Try it on your cabinets, hood range and any where else you have a grease buildup. It is also great in the shower and tub. Breaks up built up soap Scum and hard water build up on faucets and handles in half the time. Make a paste with Borax (20 mule team) and water, put a small amount on a rag and try it wherever you want to clean. Just rinse well with water and voila!
Ruby brew says
I will try this...I have been using a little liquid dish washer soap on a cloth give a light rub and cabinets clean up well .