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How do I clean the tops of my kitchen cupboards?

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tullytwo Mon 16-Jul-07 13:56:14

I have tried vinegar and hot water but its just not cutting it - they are very greasy and basically all the dust has attached itself to the grease -lovely!-

So any tips on how to clean them up?

Biglips Mon 16-Jul-07 13:59:23

have ya tried Cif lemon (the cream one)?

WideWebWitch Mon 16-Jul-07 14:00:00

don't look up there?

allgonebellyup Mon 16-Jul-07 14:00:40

just pretend it doesnt exist.

works for me.

themoon66 Mon 16-Jul-07 14:01:45

I used cilit bang.... but it took a lot of scrubbing with green pan scrub things.

DrunkenSailor Mon 16-Jul-07 14:02:40

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UnquietDad Mon 16-Jul-07 14:02:58

I was going to say "a stepladder". Think I missed the point !

squiffy Mon 16-Jul-07 14:04:03

Can't advise as no experience in this field I'm with allgonebellyup

Biglips Mon 16-Jul-07 14:04:13


tullytwo Mon 16-Jul-07 14:04:16

You have made me laugh www and allgonebellyup Thankyou will try others but does it not get very soapy? Couldnt be arsed rinsing it down for hours. I am not THAT bothered by it!

tullytwo Mon 16-Jul-07 14:05:26

UnquietDad - very problem solving male response!

DrunkenSailor Mon 16-Jul-07 14:06:18

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FoeGlassSlipper Mon 16-Jul-07 18:38:36

lol unquietdad - that was my first thought

Try flash degreaser spray. leave for ages and then most of ti should wipe off. This is actually conjecture though as I have never actually been up there and done it

ProjectSeverus Mon 16-Jul-07 18:48:05

when you have done it put paper down for next time. Most of the yuck goeson the paper. Not as yeuch.

hippiPOTTERami Tue 17-Jul-07 08:02:46

Oh gawd - there was a thread on this a while back. It stuck in my mind as I need to do the tops of my kitchen units.

I think the poster recommended either Borax or Bicarb. Can't remember which (did not stick in my mind so well then..

bozza Tue 17-Jul-07 08:05:50

I was going to make the same suggestion as sevarus. I put sheets of newspaper along the tops. Tabloid style (our local rag) fit quite well.

ChudleyMintonCanons Tue 17-Jul-07 08:08:36

Was going to suggest newspaper for next time...and have just realised my retro/vintage kitchen cupboards reach to the ceiling so i don't have this problem anymore. Those 1950's housewives knew a thing or two about labour -saving!

slinkyjo Tue 17-Jul-07 08:10:11

try hot water and bicarbonate of soda, failing that hot water and washing powder

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