Getting kitchen cabinets clean??

scanmikeMarch 20, 2011

I have cherry cabinets and I can see grease/oil marks on them. Most people wouldn't notice it, but in certain light it looks noticeable to me. What can I use? I have tried Murphy's oil, guardsman, etc but they never seem to get the smudgy look off them. Mostly by the handle areas.

Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

Mineral spirits - wipe them with a rag dampened with it, then dry and buff with a clean soft cloth.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 10:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kath1966

I just cleaned my oak cabinets. I used a product from the dollar store called Awesome Orange. Sprayed cabinets and used a damp terry cloth to wipe. Grease and oil came right off. Fantastic product.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 9:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
scanmike

Tks for the above product recommendations. I tried Bio Green Clean that is advertised on the radio and it did a decent job on the worst looking cabinet door. Took a bit of scrubbing though so I will try your recs for the rest of the cabinets. My last cabinets (Kitchen Maid) never left marks or they cleaned easier so I never had these smudge marks. These don't have as good of a finish on them, so I think that adds to the problem.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 2:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kathleenca

I JUST finished washing all the pantry, breakfast room & kitchen cabinets & woodwork, which had a lot of smudges around the handles. I used Mr. Clean Magic Eraser which does a much better job than a cleaner & washing cloth. The key to success with these erasers is to use them wet/damp - not dry.

There are generic versions of this cleaning eraser but I haven't tried them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 5:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kathleenca

And here's a handy site for these erasers.

Here is a link that might be useful: 20 Unusual Uses for Eraser Cleaning Blocks

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 5:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Carpet Cleaning: Can it Ruin the Carpet?
I've never had a professional carpet cleaning, but...
Cassandra
Best hardwood floor cleaner?
Our floors just got finished 2 months ago and I hate...
lmrinc_gw
Dishes smell 'fishy' after dishwasher
All my dishes and flatware have a funky sort of odor...
michelle_phxaz
Mold/ Mildew out of clothing, Can it be done?
I have a pink and a blue shirt that were not unpacked...
saphire
hard water marks on glasses
Can anyone tell me how to clean hard water marks from...
MIStepMom
Sponsored Products
ALFI RAIN8R 8 Inch Solid Round Ultra Thin Rain Shower Head - RAIN8R-PSS
$106.99 | Hayneedle
Homelegance Philipsburg 7 Piece Counter Height Table Set in Deep Cherry
Beyond Stores
Spring Lilac Vinyl Place Mat - Set of Four
$9.99 | zulily
52" Casa Vieja Journey Nickel Light Kit Ceiling Fan
Lamps Plus
Round Antique Copper Chafing Dish
Overstock.com
Thermocast Kitchen Manhattan Drop-in Acrylic 33x22x9 5-Hole Single Bowl Kitchen
Home Depot
China Red Textured Silk Mini Pendant Light
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
Autumn Rust/ Beige Memory Return Swivel Bar Stool
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™