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Checklist for Deep Cleaning Your Cabinets

Feb 12

Checklist for Deep Cleaning Your Cabinets

It is essential to keep your kitchen cabinets organized and clean. Deep cleaning of kitchen cabinets should be done at least once per month. This will help extend the life expectancy and maintain their quality. This checklist will help you know where to start and what to do.

Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen Cabinets

Most people wipe down the countertops in their kitchen every day to keep it clean. But when was your last time cleaning your kitchen cabinets? Because the kitchen is the most used room in a house, it can easily accumulate dirt, grease, and other debris just like countertops. Over time, you can see how the gunk builds up and could even be exposing yourself to dangerous foodborne illnesses like salmonella. Spruce states that cabinets handles and knobs can easily be contaminated with bacteria such as salmonella. The place where we store our food ..." is not a safe place for grime or old food particles. Although kitchen cabinets should be cleaned daily, every now and again they need to be thoroughly cleaned.

Your cabinet cleaning checklist


You can help prevent larger messes from forming over time by wiping up grease and spills every time you cook.

Each week:

- Remove any grease or other liquids that may have gotten on your cabinets during the week's cooking.

- Wash drawer fronts

- Use cabinet handles and sanitize knobs

Each month:

- Deep clean your cabinets' interior. Start by vacuuming larger pieces of food and dirt. Then, wipe it down with warm soapy water.

- Remove all kitchenware, appliances, and pantry items from the shelves. Then wipe each shelf clean.

Every month:

- Remove any appliances you are able to move and wipe down all sides of cabinets that you can reach. You will be amazed at the amount of food and dirt that can accumulate along the sides of cabinets near your stove or refrigerator.

The Best Cleaners

There are likely to be a few multipurpose cleaners at your disposal, or during COVID-19 heavy-duty cleaners, like bleach. But, do you know the best cleaners to use on your kitchen cabinets. Wood cabinets can be sensitive and may not respond well to harsh cleaners. The DIY Network recommends using a 50/50 solution made of vinegar and warm liquid in a spray bottle. Mix the ingredients and spray onto your cabinets. Allow to sit for two minutes, then wipe with a microfiber towel. They recommend adding a few drops to liquid dishwashing soap if you have a lot of grease and grime.

Cabinet Refinishing in Kansas City

Kansas Master Cabinet refinishing is a great option if your cabinets are looking shabby. Our refinishing procedure is cost-friendly and takes no more than a week. You'll still be able to use your kitchen during the process. Do you still have questions? Here are two quick steps to help you get started.


We will spend the first 2 to 3 days in your kitchen painting the cabinet frames. Begin by taking out the drawers and cabinets and tapering off the whole kitchen. Once this is complete, we will wash, hand-sand the cabinet doors and drawers, repair blemishes, caulk and spray the finish on the cabinet frames' exterior surfaces.


Our shop will then prepare the drawer fronts for furniture-grade finishing. Each piece will receive three coats of our commercial-grade acrylic coatings in our contaminant-free spray booth.

Once the job is done, we will return to your kitchen and re-install the doors and drawer faces, as well as any knobs or handles that were missing.


Kansas Master Cabinet Refinishing

Kansas, MO

(913) 398 3541