Want to know how to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets naturally & most effectively? The answer is quite simple and the ingredients are safe and practical. White cabinets are beautiful as long as they are kept clean. Learn how to safely and properly clean your cabinets without toxins. This will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed every time you look at them.
Upkeep on kitchen cleaning can be difficult enough, so throwing white kitchen cabinets into the mix can be nerve racking, especially for those of us not huge fans of cleaning.
You will be provided with a simple and effective way to clean your kitchen cupboards without harmful chemicals while using only a few ingredients. Also learn tips and tricks to keeping your white kitchen cabinets clean.
Having white kitchen cupboards myself, I know the challenges that can come with keeping them clean. Learn basic cleaning techniques, an easy cleaning formula, ways to remove stains, and tips on how to clean your cupboards less often.
You will love having clean white kitchen cabinets and feel renewed when they look their best.
This post provides you with steps on how to clean white kitchen cabinets without toxins using a simple Method and formula.
Importance of keeping White Cabinets Clean
The following tips will ensure a quicker, less entailed overall cleaning later on.
Cleaning Tip #1
Don't splatter water all over. Make sure that water does not run off the counter from a spill or fly from your hands as you reach for a towel to dry them off. Water spatter can leave spots on your cupboard quickly making them look less clean.
Cleaning Tip #2
Clean splatters and spills right away. Cooking can get messy. Sometimes grease splatters from a pan or coffee drips over the edge and down the front of the cupboard. Cleaning it right away makes your cupboards look cleaner longer and requires less work later on.
Later in the post you are given a way to best remove stains naturally from your white kitchen cabinet.
Cleaning Tip #3
Use the fan while cooking! The fan is a great way to eliminate steam and water residue from sticking to your cupboards. Dust and particles that sometimes linger under or around the cupboard can get caked on to the cupboard from the steam as well.
Prevent all of this unnecessary grossness easily by turning on your fan and allowing the water particles to be carried away.
Cleaning Tip #4
Vacuum up dust around the cupboards. You vacuum more often than you clean your cupboards, I am assuming, otherwise you are extremely busy. When vacuuming, quickly run the hand attachment around the bottom of the cupboard areas that have extra dust.
Cleaning Tip #5
Clean above and below the cupboards when dusting. While dusting, wipe a cloth or duster such as this one below and above the cupboards, depending on your cupboard spacing. A simple task such as this can make your cupboards appear cleaner longer and cut down on cleaning later on.
Homemade Cleaning Solution
Using a solution that is not toxic is the most important factor when it comes to a cleaning solution to use on your cupboards. This will keep your home a safe living environment for your family. Using effective ingredients of course needs to be factored in as well.
The homemade cleaning solution I use consists of 3 basic ingredients. One of products is interchangeable with a natural product that you already have on hand. The products are all non-toxic and extremely effective in cleaning white kitchen cabinets.
Cleaning Solution Recipe
3 cups distilled water
1 1/2 cups water
1-2 Tsp. natural dish soap - This is a great non-toxic dish soap.
How to Clean Cabinet Grease
Use baking soda and water to remove grease from your kitchen cabinet. Mix 1 Tbsp. baking soda with 1 Tbsp. water. You then mix until a paste forms.
Apply the paste to the grease or grimy spot and let it set a 2-3 minutes.
Do Not rub the past in too hard because it could cause damage to the cabinet. Instead, gently rub the paste slightly and rub off with a paper towel or cloth.
Rinse the spot with water and dry it carefully with a new soft cloth. I am extremely careful never to excessively rub on the kitchen cupboards. A gentle touch will do it to keep them looking their best.
Don't Do This When Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets
- Do Not leave water on the hinges or on the cupboards. Make sure to wipe them down afterwards so rust or damage do not occur to the cupboards.
- Do Not scrub or push too hard on the cabinets. Some things need to be scrubbed vigorously. Your kitchen cupboards are not one of them.
- Do Not use a harsh scrubber to clean with. Use microfiber cloths to wash, rinse and dry.
Handy List of Helpful Tools & Materials to purchase
(All in one place but all optional)
- 2 Spray Bottles or 2 Pans
- 3 Microfiber Cloths
- Distilled water
- White Vinegar
- Natural Dish Soap (uncolored)
Prepare the Cleaning Solution in a Bowl
- Mix 2 parts distilled, hot water, 1 part vinegar and 1-2 tsp. of dish detergent in a bowl.
- Pour the cleaning solution into a spray bottle. Alternatively, you can leave the solution in the bowl, but make sure you squeeze all of the water out of the cloth prior to cleaning the kitchen cabinet.
- Prepare another spray bottle or bowl with plain, distilled water.
Wipe Down Kitchen Cabinets
Three Separate microfiber cleaning cloths need to be used. One is for the cleaning solution, another for the water rinse solution, and the third is for the drying stage.
Make sure to clean the cupboards in sections, working from top to bottom. This means wash, rinse and dry a section of cupboards before moving on to another section. This ensures the cabinets are properly dried so damage will not occur to the cabinet from the water.
- Spray kitchen cabinets with your natural cleaning solution, and use a microfiber cloth to gently wash the cupboard.
- Get all areas including the handles and tops and bottoms of the cabinet doors where extra dust accumulates.
- Spray cabinets with plain water solution and gently rinse off the cleaning solution. Use a different microfiber cloth for this.
- Dry your cabinets. Using a third microfiber cloth, dry the kitchen cupboards area that was just washed thoroughly. No excess water should be left on the cupboard or the hinge area.
- If you still have stains on the cupboard, use the baking soda solution mix and method stated above.
- Do not do this stage until you have washed the cupboards down. Most or all of the dirt and stains will be removed by simply washing the cupboards. This will save you the additional effort.
Drying and Polishing
- The cupboards will look buffed by taking the time to gently rub the cupboards down with the cloth. It is amazing how smudges will be wiped away by just a little effort.