Cleaning kitchen cabinets, countertops, and sink are crucial for your home’s hygiene. However, if you only mop your kitchen floor and wipe the countertop, you have a problem.
Be it any material, size, or color- all types of kitchen cabinets need cleaning. Materials such as laminate cabinets are a durable yet affordable choice. But, you have to put in some effort to keep them shining. Your cabinets can develop layers of grime, dust, and oily marks if you ignore their cleaning for a long time. So, better clean your laminate cabinets before the stains become tougher to clean.
Laminate is a wood replica; it does not have a porous surface. So, the good news is that their cleaning is not as tough as you think. With a few basic cleaning steps your cabinets will look great.
Dust it off:
General cleaning is the key. It simply means regularly dusting your cabinet doors. Oil splashes and moisture due to heat attracts more dust particles than any other area of your home. Therefore, dust off your laminate cabinets every day. Cleaning laminate kitchen cabinets at the end of the day is helpful to keep them clean and shining. Use a clean and dry cloth for this.
Wash them with mild soap:
Use any mild soap and mix it in a quarter of warm water. Now soak a clean piece of cloth in that soapy solution and clean your cabinets from top to bottom. Also, thoroughly clean the cabinet doors’ hinges, handles, and knobs. While dusting off your cabinets daily, wipe down your laminate cabinets once or twice a week.
Rinse them with clear water:
Now take a bowl of plain water and use a clean cloth to wipe the cabinets again. Try to clean every drop of the soap/detergent. Rinse that cloth again and wipe them one more time.
Dry them with a soft cloth:
Finally, take a dry cloth and wipe the cabinets until dry. Do not use hard hands; be gentle and use a soft fabric. Let the cabinets air dry. Simple!
Cleaning tough/ grease stains:
Removing grease or any tough stains can be exhausting. But, the problem is solved if you have vinegar at home. For tough stains:
- Mix 1 cup of vinegar in 2 cups of warm water (1:2).
- Soak a clean cloth in the solution for 3-to 5 minutes.
- Now use that damp cloth on the greasy stains.
- Scrub it if it’s a sticky material and wipe if it comes easily.
- Rinse it with warm water and use a soft cloth to dry.
- Also, you can apply a paste of vinegar and baking soda to the grease marks.
- Both the hacks will work perfectly on any tough stains.
Note: laminate is made from pressed plastic and a layer of particleboard. That’s why it is practical to keep the heat-emitting appliances such as microwaves, coffee makers, pressure cookers, and toasters away from them as they may damage laminate surfaces easily.
Are you planning on cleaning the kitchen this weekend? Cleaning laminate cabinets is no big task. Just follow a cleaning regime. Dust them off daily. Wipe your laminate cabinets once or twice a week. Use less abrasive cleaning agents and vinegar or baking soda for tough stains. Wipe them until dry. And enjoy a clean and hygienic kitchen!