Cleaning your kitchen cabinets can be a quick, easy task or it can take hours, depending on what kind of shape the cabinets are in. Here are several ways to cleaning your kitchen cabinets. Start with remove everything from your kitchen cabinets, including any shelf liners, and place them on the countertop. Clean the kitchen cabinet handles and surrounding areas. These areas become dirtiest the fastest as household members open and close the cabinets with dirty hands. Dip an old toothbrush or cotton swab into an all-purpose, non-abrasive cleaning solution and clean around the handle edges and narrow spots. Spray the inside of your kitchen cabinets with the all-purpose cleaner. Allow the solution to sit for about five minutes on the cabinet surfaces. Clean the inside of your kitchen cabinets thoroughly, using a clean, damp rag. Get in all of the corners, as well as the inside and outside doors. Spray with more cleaner if needed. Replace cabinet items when the cabinets are dry.
Spot clean during the year with a microfiber cloth dampened in water. A damp microfiber cloth cleans almost all of the dirt, fingerprints, grime and dust from your kitchen cabinets without having to use a cleaning solution. Wipe up smudges as soon as you notice them to make cleaning effortless. Wash the greasy areas of wooden cabinets, using a clean cloth and hand dishwashing detergent. Wipe the whole cabinet and handle areas using oil soap with a cleaning cloth, then buff the wood cabinets dry with the grain immediately after for a nice shine. Spray your older worn wooden cabinets lightly with furniture polish once each year. The polish helps to restore your cabinets.