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cleaning cooking oil off kitchen cabinets?

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erindesmond Thu 18-Aug-16 20:57:01

My Kitchen cabinets are stained pretty badly with cooking oil etc etc and i was wondering whats the best way to clean them?

Sonnet Thu 18-Aug-16 21:16:12

I have used diluted washing up liquid on the past.
Also sugar soap is good

wowfudge Thu 18-Aug-16 23:41:17

Sugar soap is brilliant for this. Give the cabinets a wipe over with a clean cloth after you've got the oil off.

iamtheurbanspacemanbaby Thu 18-Aug-16 23:42:51

Sugar soap is amazing and cheap.

FastWindow Thu 18-Aug-16 23:43:49

Something called Elbow Grease (i kid you not) pound shops sell it. It is unbelievably good at getting sticky stuff clean and smooth. Such as cooker hoods, all that lovely grease with a fine topping of dust.

dungandbother Thu 18-Aug-16 23:55:05

Wet a flannel (old one). Smother in fairy liquid. Rub!
Hot water is best. Fairy kills grease. May need to do several times. Lots of fairy!!

littlewoollypervert Fri 19-Aug-16 19:00:08

Fresh oil works - it dissolves the old dirty sticky oil. Then wipe over with something like fairy/coffee - any cleaner will do to cut thru the new oil. V little scrubbing needed.

littlewoollypervert Fri 19-Aug-16 19:01:06

Coffee? Cif!

wowfudge Fri 19-Aug-16 20:59:51

I think Elbow Grease is sugar soap. It's the same colour.

AliceInHinterland Fri 19-Aug-16 21:07:21

Soda crystals

AliceInHinterland Fri 19-Aug-16 21:11:03

Make up to a paste with water, spread over, leave a few mins then rub off. Absolutely brilliant.

nickiclarke Fri 19-Aug-16 22:24:40

This is the cleaner i use when my kitchen cabinets get grease on them and it works a treat.

SusannahD Fri 19-Aug-16 22:27:24

Cream cleanser works well at shifting grease

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 20-Aug-16 09:02:15

Sugar soap here too, cheap in wilkos. I think it's a £1.

SnakeWitch Sat 20-Aug-16 09:04:07

Soda crystals will do it. I love them!

bearofnothingness Sat 20-Aug-16 09:04:42

Agree with fresh oil it works really well

Fadingmemory Sat 20-Aug-16 09:05:19

Sugar soap

FastWindow Sun 21-Aug-16 19:35:50

wowfudge that would make sense, im going to look at the bottle. Ive stocked up, in any case, its fab stuff!

FastWindow Sun 21-Aug-16 19:36:59

Pah, just the usual guff about <5% cationic substances on my bottle. No mention of sugar or soap wink

gamerchick Sun 21-Aug-16 19:39:22

Sugar soap, but be warned.. I thought I would do all the tops of the kitchen cupboards and worked down, then noticed that the tiles were minging so did those, then noticed the lower cupboards were minging so had to do those. Sugar soap is cruel.

donajimena Sun 21-Aug-16 19:55:08

Homebase!

takesnoprisoners Mon 22-Aug-16 08:19:29

Same as donajimena Nothing else worked for me.

user1471360194 Tue 23-Aug-16 12:57:11

As other have suggested i would recommend sugar soap. You can purchase a cheap bottle here.

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