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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.

Pro Tip

Wipe greasy doors with a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water, says Hammersley. “Vinegar cuts through grease.”



[In Case You Were Wondering: Here's How You Clean Small Appliances the Right Way]



Of course, if you get Martha's PureStyle Kitchen Cabinets, you wouldn't have to clean them as often! [wink]