How to Clean Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Has moisture, grease and heat taken a toll on your kitchen cabinet hardware? Have they lost their shine? If so, it's time to get your cabinet hardware back to like-new condition. Learn the safe, chemical-free way to do this.

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Clean kitchen cabinet knobs, handles and pulls safely and effectively with vinegar.

Step 1

Remove the hardware from the cabinets and drawers.

Step 2

Fill your sink with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water.

Step 3

Place the hardware in the water/vinegar solution and allow it to soak for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 4

Drain the sink and refill with warm water and a few drops dishwashing liquid.

Step 5

Lightly scrub the hardware with a soft toothbrush. The vinegar loosens the grease, so you won't have to scrub too hard.

Step 6

Rinse well and place on paper towels to air dry thoroughly before putting the hardware back on the cabinets and drawers.