Keeping a Clean Kitchen: Cabinet Doors

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I’ll give you an update on February below, but first I want to tell you about the deep cleaning task for March.  This month your challenge it to clean your cabinet doors and the outside of all your cabinets.

Kitchen cabinets get splashed and dripped upon as well as handled, bumped and kicked.  They need to be cleaned to keep them looking nice.  Here’s what to do:

  • Use a cleaner that is safe for cabinets and won’t dry out the wood.  Murphy Oil Soap is one I have used for many years.  Wood For Good is another one I like.
  • Clean the inside and outside of the doors, but not the inside of the cabinet such as shelves, and clean every cabinet part you can see without opening the cabinet, such as the sides of the end cabinets and drawer fronts.  Be especially aware of grooves and edges that collect dust and dirt.
  • Clean your handles and knobs.  You may want to remove them for a more thorough cleaning.  Some older ones might benefit from tarnish remover.

cabinet front

February’s deep cleaning task was your cook top and oven.  I got mine finished.  When I posted my update I still had to pull the oven out, and I’m so glad I did.  There was gunk on the sides of the oven and cabinets as well as dirt on the floor along the edges of the cabinets.  Here are photos:


stove - dirty side


stove - clean side

Also, my dear dear husband took the oven door apart because of a groove that was rusting.  He cleaned that up and cleaned the inside of the window.  However, I learned that there are actually three pieces of glass that make up the oven window.  The inner two pieces cannot be taken apart. My window did get a good cleaning, though.

stove - clean window

Of course, after doing all that work, I made a mess in my oven with a loaf of bread that rose too much and then dropped globs of dough onto the bottom of the oven.  Oh well.  That happens.

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Did you get your cook top and oven cleaned last month?


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