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How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean White Kitchen Cabinets
February 20, 2023

There’s no denying that white kitchen cabinets are a popular choice among homeowners. Why? They instantly bring a bright, clean, and light feel to any home and work well with any texture, colour, patterns, and materials. Their universal marketability and appeal also make them a safe choice if you plan on selling your home.

How to clean white kitchen cabinets

The downside, however, is that they do require more maintenance to keep them looking pristine. Unlike darker colours, white doesn’t hide dirt and grime as well, and if you love cooking in your kitchen, then you’ll probably end up with a buildup of dust, grime, or grease on your white cabinets.

Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to get your white cabinets looking spick and span once again with the proper tools. Here, Maid4Condos will share our tips for keeping your kitchen cabinets white and spotless, as we’re the cleaning service that Toronto trusts to keep their homes clean.

At-Home Cleaning Solutions

Dish Soap Solution

The easiest way to keep your kitchen cabinets clean is to use a simple mix of dish soap and warm water. Dish soap is strong enough to clean and remove grease from your cabinets while gentle enough to preserve the finish.

Here’s what to do: 

  1. Fill your sink or a large bowl with two parts warm water and one part dish soap.
  2. Swirl the mixture.
  3. Dip a microfibre cloth in the solution and wring out any excess moisture.
  4. Wipe down the kitchen cabinets from top to bottom.
  5. Add a drop of dish soap to the cloth for stubborn spots.

Vinegar Spray

Vinegar can effectively remove dirt and deodorize, making it a useful cleaning solution for cabinets with built-up grime. However, it can also strip stain or paint, so it’s important to test it on a small area first.

We do not recommend vinegar for regular cabinet cleaning, as the high levels of acetic acid can damage the topcoat and dull the appearance of your cabinets over time.

The best way to use vinegar to clean your cabinets is to dilute it with equal parts of warm water and put it in a spray bottle. Spritz your cabinets with the solution and let it settle and break down the grime before wiping it away with a sponge or brush. Make sure to follow up with a damp towel or cloth to wipe away any remaining residue.

Baking Soda

If you’ve got some tough grime build-up that needs a little extra scrubbing, a baking soda solution is your best bet. Baking soda packs a punch when it comes to cleaning, but it won’t scratch or damage the finish of your cabinets.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Mix a solution of one part baking soda and two parts warm water. You can even add a little lemon juice if you have it on hand.
  2. Use a clean, dry cloth to dab the paste onto the dirty spots, and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  3. Wipe the paste away with a damp cloth and gently rub until the mark is gone.
  4. Clean the spot again with a damp cloth and then dry it with a microfibre cloth.

Other Tips to Keep in Mind

Don’t Get Your Cabinets Too Wet

When cleaning your cabinets, just apply the cleaning solution to a microfibre cloth or rag, making sure it’s damp, but not soaking wet. Too much moisture can ruin your cabinet’s paint or finish. 

Clean each cabinet door starting from the top, paying extra attention to the spots where dirt and grime like to hide, like trims or moulding. Don’t forget to also clean the hardware and the inside of the doors.

Use an Old Toothbrush

If your kitchen cabinets have intricate timing or deep grooves that are hard to clean, you can use an old toothbrush dipped in cleaning solution. Gently scrub those hard-to-reach spots, like crevices around cabinet handles and the edges of cabinet doors.

Keep Your Hinges Dry

While your cleaning solution works great on finished or painted wood and laminate, it’s not meant for your cabinet hinges. You don’t want to end up with rusty hardware after all your cleaning efforts!

Just use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away dust and grime from the metal. If you come across a spot that’s extra greasy, give it a quick spritz of cleaning solution, scrub it with a cloth, and wipe it dry.

Keep a Cleaning Schedule

The best way to keep your white cabinets pristine is to stick to a routine. Carve out some time, ideally once a month or once every quarter, to thoroughly clean and declutter your kitchen cabinets. A quick wipe-down with the dish soap solution should be enough to prevent discolouring. And, of course, if there’s any splatter, spot clean immediately.

Contact the Cleaning Professionals

If you still have trouble keeping your white kitchen cupboards clean, then call the experts at Maid4Condos. Our professional cleaning services in Toronto are ready to help keep your kitchen clean. You can call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us here.

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