January 1, 2021 by Michael Hele
The yellowing or darkening grime that plagues many a kitchen cabinet in your Birmingham apartment does not happen overnight – and the older the grease stains are, the stickier and more stubborn they become to remove. The key feature of the crafted furnishings of this cabinetry is their clean appearance. Also, the surfaces of the furniture do not give off a bad smell. Get and maintain the oil in your machine as clean as possible, for a room in which you are proud to mix, stir, knead – or fry.
The power of Vinegar
Vinegar is used for a number of uses, not only for vegetable pickles or French Fries. It also has the characteristics of a grease-buster. Wetting a clean cloth with undiluted vinegar can help wash away grease on the side of the fridge. Wring out your fabric with warm water, wring out much of the moisture inside the cabinet, and use that to get it out. Clean the surfaces with a paper towel; be mindful of any still-sticky areas that require a dry-thorough second cleansing.
Grease melting away
Household dish-washing liquid can cut through grease, but so can a hotter water temperature. Fill your sink half full with tap water as hot as you can manage when wearing rubber gloves – hot water helps to break down or melt through built-up grease. Fill a pot or pan with water and apply a tablespoon of dish soap. Then use a sponge with an attached nylon-scouring pad to scrub away on your grease. You can opt to target the grime by using a circular motion, but only for as long as it takes and with enough pressure to extract the stains – and not your cupboard’s finish. When the water cools, change it out. Make sure that your kitchen has a glossy finish.
Fight the oil with even more oil?
Use solid, penetrating vegetable oil to break through the hardened, dingy layers of aged, sticky grease. Oil is able to soften and lift the stains in oil paint. Combine it with two parts of baking soda for enhanced cleaning power. Start with baking soda and oil ointment on a soft cloth to cover up the cabinet that look as if they belong in a kitchen that never cooks. Using the paste to dress up the grimy metal knobs and handles with the polished finish. Before you wash and clean your room, first spray some dish soap on some warm water, then wash and dry.