Steps to Deep Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Regular Cleaning: Exterior

Most cabinet types, including metal, plastic laminate, painted wood, and vinyl cabinets, can be cleaned with a solution of liquid dish soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with another clean cloth, before drying with a final cloth. For heavy build-ups of grease and dust, your best bet is a commercial cleaner designed to be used on your type of kitchen cabinets.

Interior Cleaning

Empty each cabinet, beginning with the highest one. Remove any torn or shelf lining if necessary. If the interior cabinets have a lot of crumbs and residue, it may be a good idea to vacuum the cabinets out after they’ve been emptied, before wiping them down. Wash the interior of the cabinets with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse with another clean damp cloth. Wipe dry with an additional cloth to make sure no standing water is left to damage the cabinet surfaces. Repeat this process with each additional cabinet.

Cleaning Cabinet Contents

Wipe down dusty cans and containers with warm water and dish soap on a dampened cloth. Dry items thoroughly before replacing them in the cabinets. Leave the cabinets open for 1-2 hours to fully dry, before replacing the contents of the cabinet.