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Started 1300625518.957 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1301022164.393 by SweetPea8

Can someone recommend a good kitchen cabinet cleaner. I have tried Liquid Gold, Pledge etc. I've tried the brands in the store . Need soemthing much better.

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xstitch1300627949.64389 PostsRegistered 11/21/2004

I take it your cabinets are wood. Have you tried Murphy Oil Soap? It removes all the gunk and build up from the kitchen and cooking. Then use the polish as the last step. hth

happy hous­ewife1300632664.40730791 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I used wax on my first kitchen cabinets and eventually it built up and was a sticky mess. When we had the kitchen redone the manufacturer recommended cleaning with mild soap and water only so that is how a I cleaned that kitchen for 10 years and it is how I clean the one I have now. I just use hot water and a small squirt of dish detergent and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Our cabinets in our old house still looked brand new after 10 years.

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islandlover1300633171.26331 PostsRegistered 5/13/2009

We just remodeled our kitchen and I got custom-made hickory cabinets. I asked the salesperson from the cabinet company what they recommend to clean them. He recommended Murphy's Oil Soap.

Brabls1300636253.80314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

I am using V29771-Don Asselett's Lemon Oil & Bee's wax on my wood cabinets.

Cleans off the grime & leaves a nice wax finish so it is easy to wipe up splashes.

Better than anything I tried before.

imaclothes­hog1300668011.35321499 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

I use Murphy's oil soap to clean mine. A friend of mine that owned a cleaning company used to have her staff use that and it works great. Only when there is something sticky or gooey on there, then I will use a solution of vinegar and water, that removes all the odor and sticky stuff.

But Murphy's does a fine job for normal cleaning. Don't get it on wallpaper though, it somehow makes the paper lift up from the backing and the paper will peel.

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lea8111300758052.997147 PostsRegistered 4/12/2008Texas

I use Guardsman Wood Cleaner, then put on a coat of the Guardsman liquid polish and buff. They look great!

EllieBham1300758509.353698 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Midwest

Another fan of Murphy.

1mamaj1300846474.4971572 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Georgia

I also vote for Murphy Oil Soap. After cleaning, I use Old English Dark Scratch Cover to cover up any scratches ( they also make the OESC in a medium and a light shade )

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shamalamad­ingdong51300847110.633313 PostsRegistered 2/12/2008
I also use Murphy's. I put a little in a squirt bottle, add water, and spray it on. It's easy, and it has a nice scent too. Last edited on 3/22/2011

Last edited on 3/22/2011

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SweetPea81301022164.393528 PostsRegistered 7/11/2007
On 3/20/2011 Amphitrite said:

I use Murphy's oil soap to clean mine. A friend of mine that owned a cleaning company used to have her staff use that and it works great. Only when there is something sticky or gooey on there, then I will use a solution of vinegar and water, that removes all the odor and sticky stuff.

But Murphy's does a fine job for normal cleaning. Don't get it on wallpaper though, it somehow makes the paper lift up from the backing and the paper will peel.

Thanks for the vinegar tip Amphitrite!

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