A couple of months ago I did a post on cleaning greasy kitchen oil splatters using……OIL! (See Fighting Oil With Oil). As contradictory and crazy as that sounds, it really works!
So when I came across this cleaning idea from Melissa at No. 2 Pencil for cleaning kitchen “gunk” with vegetable oil and baking soda…it made perfect sense to me and I was eager to try it on my “gunky” kitchen cabinets!
My cabinets were LONG OVERDUE for a good cleaning. I keep daydreaming about replacing them all…so I tend to ignore them in the meantime. But the other day, upon close inspection, I discovered a considerable layer of grime that had been accumulating on them that I hadn’t even noticed! Especially near the handles where all our grimy hands touch them over and over.
It was time to mix up a batch of this stuff and give it a go!
This is all there is to it:
Kitchen Cabinet Gunk Remover
Mix together with a spoon and go crazy! I like to use my fingers when I use baking soda (ie. Miracle Cleaner) because I feel like I can really work the fine grains of baking soda into the surface best that way. But you can certainly use a cloth or a sponge if you prefer to keep your hands mess-free.
However, in the “nooks and cranny’s” I used an old toothbrush.
Here is a picture of one grimy door handle area done….and one NOT done. Pretty impressive huh!?
It was pretty amazing/disgusting to see all the dirt that came off with the gunk remover.
Baking soda really IS an amazing substance! I could wax poetic about the stuff…but I will refrain. Bottom line – it works great as an abrasive cleaner that won’t harm your surfaces. (Even the surface of your skin! See Wednesday’s post!)
Now I only have approximately 20 more doors to clean! I’d better get busy!