At the top of the kitchen cabinets, stubborn fat deposits quickly accumulate. However, these can be solved quickly with natural home remedies.
Anyone who takes a look at the top of their kitchen cabinets from time to time knows it: Grease fumes produced during cooking and frying are deposited on top of the cabinets over time. Together with dust and other dirt, a stubborn, sticky layer of grease gradually forms, which is difficult to remove with conventional cleaning agents. Extractor hoods filter some of the whirled up grease from the air, but by no means everything.
Cleaning the top of kitchen cabinets: These home remedies dissolve grease deposits
Cleaning kitchen cabinets from grease? With the right home remedies, it's child's play. © Katharina and Ekaterina/Imago
To get rid of the layer of grease on the kitchen cabinets, you need an excellent grease remover, which can be made by yourself from a few home remedies. Baking soda and lemon juice is certainly already known to many as a natural cleaning agent. And this is how they make an anti-fat mixture from it:
- Mix half a cup of baking soda with a cup of water in a bowl. Then add a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Stir everything until the baking soda has dissolved in the water.
- Now spread the grease-dissolving mixture on the top of the kitchen cabinets with the help of a sponge and let it soak for a few minutes.
- Finally, wipe the kitchen cabinet with a damp cloth – done.
The fat deposits should now have dissolved. In case of very stubborn residues, you can repeat the procedure.
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Grease stains on the doors of kitchen cabinets
Often there are also a lot of grease stains on the front or the handles of the kitchen cabinets. In this case, just use the same mixture of baking soda, water and lemon juice, put some of it on a moistened sponge and wipe it over the grease stain. Then wipe with a damp cloth and the grease stain should be gone.
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Do not use baking soda in high-gloss kitchens
For high-gloss kitchens, however, it is better to avoid baking soda for cleaning, as it could scratch the surface. In this case, grease stains are better removed with a glass cleaner or shampoo. Speaking of which: To clean windows without streaks, you can also use rinse aid instead of glass cleaner.