The kitchen is the busiest part of your home, where food storage, preparation, and disposal take place. You can expect food spoilage, liquid spills, and grease splatters all around the kitchen, and this can be very unpleasant to see. The worst part is, it can pose a health risk to people. Some bacterias can easily contaminate surfaces, in particular, the kitchen cabinet handles and pulls. You need to know how to deep clean kitchen cabinets because this can seriously cause significant problems in your home.
When to Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Regular maintenance of the kitchen should become a habit for a household, especially the storage. If possible, you should wipe the exterior of your kitchen cabinets at least once a week, or every other week is also acceptable. The interior of your cabinets needs deep cleaning every couple of months. To clean your kitchen, you have to empty everything inside your cabinets. It may be overwhelming, but the approach can be more straightforward if you do your cabinet segments one at a time. You can use the opportunity of cleaning the dish rack if all your plates, bowls, and drinking glasses are still in the dishwasher.
Things To Prepare for Cleaning:
- Cleaning rags
- Dishwashing liquid
- Cabinet cleaner
- All-purpose cleaner
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baking Soda
Cleaning of the Exterior of Kitchen Cabinets
To clean the exterior of your kitchen cabinets, you will need a solution of dishwashing liquid and warm water. This simple solution is good enough to remove food smudges, mild grease, and dust build-up on the surfaces. The dishwashing liquid works as a degreaser, and you can also use an all-purpose cleaner. But it is advised to test first the cleaners in a hidden spot to identify if it would damage the finish.
You should start at the top of the cabinet and work your way down with your cleaning cloth. Rinse appropriately with another clean cloth before drying the surfaces with another clean drying cloth. For glass cleaning, use a commercial glass cleaner. Always use clean towels for cleaning the surfaces.
Cleaning of the Interior of Kitchen Cabinets
Make sure to empty all things stored inside your cabinets before cleaning. You may use the vacuum cleaner to remove loose dust particles first. Wash the interior surfaces with a mild detergent and warm water, then rinse with water using another clean damp cloth. Then wipe everything dry and try not to leave any standing water because it can damage cabinet surfaces.