Secret to Cleaning Gunky Kitchen Cabinets

A perfectly-clean kitchen is a thing of beauty, isn’t it? While we don’t exactly enjoy cleaning up after cooking a big meal, getting the counters and stovetop back to pristine condition is SO satisfying. There’s always been one area, though, that’s decidedly NOT satisfying: cabinet fronts. Sticky, “gunky” cabinet fronts. Whether they get into that state thanks to new food splatters or former tenants, restoring them to their former glory can be difficult, especially if you, like us, are trying to avoid abrasive cleaners. Luckily, there’s an easy solution from our favorite cleaning maven, One Good Thing by Jillee. She found that the best way to clean her greasy, oil-splattered kitchen cabinets was to use an unexpected ingredient: oil!

Yes, the solution to gunky stains is, in fact, oil. In fact, it’s one of only TWO ingredients you need to make this effective cleaner:

-1 part vegetable oil
-2 parts baking soda

Just mix your ingredients together with a spoon. Then, use a sponge, an old toothbrush or your hands to work the cleaner into the cabinet doors. Repeat on all of your cabinets to make them shine like new again! It’ll blow your mind how much stuff you get to come off of them.

How easy is that?! What do you think of this cleaner? Do you have your own tips and tricks for “degunking” your cabinets? Be sure to check out One Good Thing by Jillee’s original post for more information on how she came up with this cleaner, and tell us what you think!