How to Clean Grease Build Up on Kitchen Cabinets

As you use the kitchen in your home, grease buildup is an inevitable problem, especially on your kitchen cabinetry. When cooking, grease and cooking oils splatter onto your cabinets, leaving a greasy layer of splatter marks behind. To get rid of the grease buildup, buying expensive commercial cleaners is an option, but in reality you only need to use a few low-cost ingredients that are already in your kitchen.

Remove grease buildup from your kitchen cabinets with dish soap.

Step 1

Fill your kitchen sink with hot water.

Step 2

Pour 2 tbsp. dish soap and an optional 1/4 cup white vinegar into the sink per gallon of water used. The vinegar is a disinfecting agent that cuts through heavy grease.

Step 3

Saturate a cleaning rag in the water, and wring the cloth out.

Step 4

Wipe the soapy cloth over your kitchen cabinets, scrubbing as needed until all grease is removed. Rinse the cloth in the soapy water as needed.

Step 5

Drain your sink, rinse the sink out and refill with plain hot water.

Step 6

Submerge a clean cloth in the water, wring out again, and wipe over the cabinets. This removes any leftover dish soap or vinegar.

Mel Frank

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.