Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards – What You’ll Need
Before you begin, make sure you have the following products handy:
- 2 microfibre (or good quality) cloths
- A washing up liquid, such as Vim
- A multipurpose cleaning product like Cif Cream
- A bucket of water, or nearby access to a sink
How to Clean Kitchen Cupboards – Exterior
From greasy fingerprints to splashes from the frying pan, cupboard doors can quickly get dirty. For clean kitchen cupboards in a flash, follow these easy steps:
- First, get a microfiber cloth and wet it in a bucket of warm water before ringing out.
- Apply a small amount of cleaner such as Cif Cream Lemon to the damp cloth and wipe it across the surface of the cupboards, making sure you cover the area evenly and pay particular attention to tougher stains. It’s zingy scent will provide a fresh finish to your clean kitchen cupboards.
- Always follow the instructions on any cleaning product and only use products that state they are suitable for the surface material.
- Rinse the cloth in the warm water again and wring out.
- Wipe over the cupboards again to remove any cleaning residue.
- Wipe with the dry cloth to absorb any excess water or lingering dirt. A microfiber cloth is ideal here, as its material is highly effective at buffing surfaces dry.
Remember: Always consult the manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning kitchen cupboards. The method below is suitable if you want to know how to clean laminate kitchen cupboards – their plastic surface means that stains should be simple to remove – but for more delicate kitchen cupboard surfaces, like wood, the manufacturer may recommend using a specialist wood cleaner.