How to Seriously Deep Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets
Here's how to get one of the trickiest spots in your kitchen squeaky-clean.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: CASTILE SOAP + MICROFIBER CLOTHS
How Often You Should Clean Them: Every few months
Fill a 24-ounce spray bottle with a mixture of hot water, 3 tablespoons of castile soap, and 20 drops of tea-tree oil, then spray it on a microfiber cloth and wipe the doors, says Toni Hammersley, author of The Complete Book of Home Cleaning (Weldon Owen, April). Rinse with a separate damp microfiber cloth, and finish with a dry cloth.
Empty cabinets and vacuum inside, says Miguel Taveras, a supervisor for Managed by Q cleaning service, in New York City. Then wipe down with a cold-water-and-vinegar mix.
Wipe greasy doors with a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water, says Hammersley. "Vinegar cuts through grease."
Of course, if you get Martha's PureStyle Kitchen Cabinets, you wouldn't have to clean them as often! [wink]