Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets

Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets: Top Picks for You

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Having a clean and fresh kitchen is one of the best feelings in the world. It gives you the motivation to try out those amazing recipes you've always wanted to but keep putting off. We understand this feeling and are here to share with you the best degreaser for kitchen cabinets so that you never have to feel uncomfortable in your kitchen because of all that nasty built-up grease on the kitchen cabinets.

Whether you're dealing with wood cabinets or other types of kitchen cabinets or a bar cabinet with a fridge, these options have worked for us and will transform your kitchen into a space you never want to leave.

The best degreaser for kitchen cabinets is the Easy Off Specialty Kitchen Degreaser Cleaner, which is perfect for dissolving stubborn grease stains. The second best is the Rejuvenate Cabinet & Furniture Cleaner, which is perfect for sensitive wood and leaves a wonderful lemon scent behind. Finally, the third-best pick is the Green Gobbler All-Natural Concentrated Orange Oil, a multi-purpose cleaner that works on various kitchen surfaces.

Now that we have that out of the way let's define what a degreaser for your kitchen cabinets is.

What Is A Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets?

A degreaser for kitchen cabinets is a cleaning product designed to remove grease, grime, and build-up of condensed oil vapor from your kitchen cabinets. This build-up usually happens over time, which can make it easier to miss until you can’t ignore it anymore. 

The best way to ensure your cabinets don’t become sticky is to clean them regularly to prevent the build-up of grease. You’ll notice that degreasers for kitchen cabinets come in various forms, including wipes, liquid concentrates, and spray bottles. 

We tested out several of these types and came up with a curated list of the top picks. Remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines while using these degreasers. We also recommend getting more than one option if you find several that you like. 

Let’s get started. 

Best Degreasers for Your Kitchen Cabinets

1. Easy Off Specialty Kitchen Degreaser Cleaner

Easy Off Specialty Kitchen Degreaser Cleaner, Clear,...
  • KITCHEN DEGREASER: Removes tough stains in seconds. Formulated to...
  • SOLUTION TO A CLEAN KITCHEN: Powerful and versatile. Use to clean...
  • EASY TO USE: Just spray on the stain, wipe, and rinse
  • NSF Certified: Safe for everyday surface cleaning
  • Lemon scent

There are many reasons we chose this degreaser for kitchen cabinets as our top pick. It is extremely effective, fast-acting, easy to use, and allows us to easily wipe it off after it has worked its magic.

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We used this kitchen degreaser on our kitchen cabinets and were pleasantly surprised at the results. The build-up grease that had irked us for a while came off easily, and we wondered why we hadn't done this before.

In addition to cleaning our kitchen cabinets, we used this Easy Off specialty kitchen degreaser on our stove top, kitchen counter, and backsplash. We simply sprayed the degreaser on the problematic areas and wiped it off using a clean microfiber cloth. We also used a wet cloth to rinse the solution away once the magic was done.

The only drawback we noted with this degreaser and cleaner is that we had to apply it more than once to the areas with stubborn stains to get results. Therefore, you may need to do the same if you have too much grease build-up. Otherwise, using this kitchen degreaser should be a breeze.

Pros:

  • Designed to dissolve tough stains
  • Works quickly
  • NSF certified
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • You may need more than one application to get rid of stubborn grease stains

2. Rejuvenate Cabinet & Furniture Cleaner

Rejuvenate Cabinet & Furniture Cleaner pH Neutral...
  • Fresh lemon scent leaves no residue on finished wood, Formica and...
  • Removes dirt, oil, residue and grease from cabinets and furniture
  • For everyday cleaning and preparation before restoration |...
  • The pH balanced formula is safe to use on all wood furniture and...
  • Recommended for use with our Rejuvenate Wood Furniture and Floor...

Our second pick is this furniture cleaner that caught our hearts with its fresh lemon scent that left our kitchen smelling heavenly. In addition to the fresh scent, this kitchen cabinet cleaner left no residue after getting rid of the grease.

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We choose to use this cleaner on kitchen cabinets with sensitive wood thanks to the pH-balanced formula that ensures this cleaner is safe to use on all wood furniture surfaces.

Therefore, if you love the smell of fresh lemon and want a product that will leave your kitchen looking and smelling heavenly, this is the liquid kitchen cabinet cleaner for you.

Pros:

  • Great for use on sensitive wood
  • Leaves a fresh lemon scent
  • Easy to use
  • Safe to use on all wood furniture surfaces

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for stubborn grease stains

3. Green Gobbler All-Natural Concentrated Orange Oil

Green Gobbler All-Natural, Cold Pressed Concentrated...
  • POWERFUL HOME CLEANER AND DEGREASER. Green Gobbler Cold-Pressed...
  • THOUSANDS OF PRACTICAL USES. Orange oil is an extremely versatile...
  • COLD-PRESSED TO PRESERVE INTEGRITY. Heat is not used during the...
  • SAFE TO USE ON NEARLY ANY SURFACE. Use on practically any surface...
  • WONDERFULLY REFRESHING SCENT. Chemicals like bleach and ammonia...

This cold-pressed orange oil surprised us with its effectiveness - especially for those in our team who were sceptical about using oil to remove grease from kitchen surfaces. This powerful home cleaner and degreaser are incredibly versatile and powerful when it comes to removing oil, dirt, scum, food, odors, and other unwanted materials on kitchen surfaces.

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We used it on almost all surfaces of our kitchen and loved every minute of it. Its multipurpose nature allows us to use it on surfaces of various materials, including glass, metal, tile, brick, porcelain, granite, and more.

Speaking of granite surfaces, check out our in-depth guide on choosing the best granite for your kitchen countertops. You'll learn about the various granite types and colors and granite kitchen countertop ideas and designs you can incorporate into your kitchen.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. In addition to its multipurpose effectiveness, we were also pleased with how refreshing our kitchen smelled after using this product. Those of us who love citrus couldn't stop basking in the aftermath.

Pros:

  • Very versatile
  • Leaves your kitchen smelling fresh
  • Works on surfaces of various materials like glass, metal, plastic, porcelain, and more
  • Great for use on various kitchen surfaces

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for deep cleaning

4. Weiman Cabinet & Wood Clean & Shine

Weiman Cabinet & Wood Clean & Shine Clean and Protect...
  • FORMULATED FOR YOUR MOST CHERISHED WOOD FURNITURE PIECES &...
  • OFFERS LASTING PROTECTION: Our formula guards against water...
  • RECOMMENDED FOR: All finished wood surfaces including tables,...
  • FRESH & LIGHT ALMOND SCENT: Using Cabinet & Wood Clean & Shine...
  • MADE IN THE USA: Weiman Products are proudly manufactured in the...

The Weiman cabinet and wood cleaner come at a higher price than most other picks on our list but for a good reason. Not only is it a cabinet cleaner, but it also does a great job of restoring shine and beauty to your kitchen cabinets and other wooden surfaces.

We used this cleaner on our kitchen cabinets, wall paneling, tables, and other wooden surfaces and were happy with the sheen it left behind. Where there was previously grease and grime, we were left with a clean and shiny wooden surface.

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We also used this wood cleaner on other pieces of furniture in our house, including the antique furniture in our living room, bedroom furniture, and baseboards. The almond fragrance left behind by this cabinet cleaner made the experience all the more worthwhile.

We definitely recommend this cleaner if your kitchen cabinets are mainly made from wood.

Pros:

  • Great for wooden surfaces
  • Leaves a lovely sheen behind
  • Restores the look of old wooden surfaces

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for dealing with tough grease stains

5. Krud Kutter 305373 Kitchen Degreaser

Krud Kutter 305373 Kitchen Degreaser All-Purpose...
  • Cleans and removes tough greasy, grimy messes from a variety of...
  • Ready to use non-toxic formula, simply spray and wipe clean
  • Cleaner is EPA Safer Choice certified and safe for people, pets...
  • Formulated with technology that's tougher on grease than other...
  • Leaves behind a clean, grease-free surface

Here's a pick that is budget-friendly and great at removing tough greasy stains. We'd heard a lot about this kitchen degreaser before trying it out, therefore, we weren't very surprised when it proved to be extremely efficient at removing grease from the cabinet surfaces.

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The Krud Kutter kitchen degreaser worked the best at removing those tough greasy stains that make your head spin. Although we had to apply the cleaner more than once when dealing with extremely tough stains, we still got results we couldn't with other cabinet cleaners.

The ready-to-use non-toxic formula of this cleaner allowed us to spray and wipe clean our cabinets with minimal effort. The whole process was incredibly seamless, greatly improving our deep cleaning process.

Pros:

  • Perfect for dealing with tough grease stains
  • Comes with a non-toxic formula
  • Easy to use
  • Good for deep cleaning
  • Safe for pets

Cons:

  • May need repeated application for maximum effectiveness

6. Parker and Bailey Kitchen Cabinet Cream-Wood Cleaner

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Parker and Bailey Kitchen Cabinet Cream-Wood...
  • Kitchen Cabinet Creme cleans, restores and removes grease or food...
  • Cleans, restores and rejuvenates wood kitchen cabinet surfaces,...
  • Kitchen cabinet cleaner and restorer rejuvenates and degreases...
  • Apply wood cleaner onto surface, rinse and repeat if needed, then...
  • Parker and Bailey cabinet cleaner formula does not contain any...

We used this kitchen cabinet cream wood cleaner on the wooden surfaces that didn't have too much grease but needed some shine. This is what this kitchen cabinet cream is good for.

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The formula contains no silicones, waxes, harmful solvents, or petrochemicals, making this cream easy and safe to use. We found that our wooden surfaces looked more natural and rejuvenated once we were done with the cleaning process.

Pros:

  • Leaves your wood surfaces looking bright and rejuvenated
  • Doesn't contain silicones, waxes, or other harmful solvents
  • Easy to use
  • Good for use on white cabinets

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for deep cleaning

7. Goo Gone Degreaser

Goo Gone Degreaser - Removes Kitchen Grease, Grime and...
  • Cleans Counters - fast-working formula that won't harm your...
  • One-Step Cleaner - foaming formula great for use on counters,...
  • Works On - kitchen grease, grime, and baked-on food
  • Cuts Grease - oil and baked-on greasy food fast, grease-cutting...
  • Cuts grease, oil and baked-on greasy food fast, grease-cutting...

When we say this cleaner transformed our kitchen space, we aren't joking. The Goo Gone Degreaser is one of those must-have cleaners we keep in our cabinets for when we want to do some deep cleaning.

We simply sprayed the solution onto our kitchen cabinets and let it do its magic. No scrubbing, no harsh wiping, or anything. We just let it sit and watched as the surfaces transformed.

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We also had no problem using this foaming formula on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. In addition, the biodegradable formula gave us the confidence to use this degreaser on our kitchen appliances and cookware.

We highly recommend this powerful foam for daily use, especially when you don't want to exert yourself too much.

Pros:

  • Highly effective for cleaning greasy surfaces
  • Easy to use
  • Great for both horizontal and vertical surfaces
  • Safe, biodegradable formula
  • Doesn't require any scrubbing or soaking
  • Fast-acting

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for deep grease stains

8. MiracleWipes Wood Surfaces Wipes

MiracleWipes for Wood Surfaces, Remove Dirt and Grime...
  • Effective Deep Cleaning – Safely and easily remove dirt, grime,...
  • Amazing Shine – Crafted with a pH balanced formula, these wood...
  • Safe and Tough Formulation - This Phosphate-free formula safely...
  • Multi-Surface Wood Cleaner - Great for finished oak, cherry,...

Although this pick wasn't as effective in cleaning greasy cabinets as well as our previous pick or other cleaners on our list, it was great as a complementary option.

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We used it after our deep cleaning session to complete the process and ensure no residue was left behind. This left our kitchen cabinets smudge-free, fingerprint-free, and with no water spots.

We also used these wipes on our wooden counters, table tops, and other wooden surfaces. The phosphate-free formula allows us to use these wipes on a daily basis after meal preparation and other kitchen activities.

Pros:

  • Great for daily use
  • Easy to use
  • Leaves wooden surfaces free of fingerprints and smudge
  • Complements other degreasers

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for deep cleaning

9. HOPE’S Perfect Kitchen Cleaner

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HOPE'S Perfect Kitchen Cleaner, 32-Ounce, Multi-Purpose...
  • Fast-Acting- Perfect Kitchen multi-purpose cleaning spray is a...
  • No Residue - The unique, no-residue formula leaves multiple...
  • Cuts through Grease - Perfect Kitchen is powerful enough to...
  • Multi-Purpose - This multi-surface kitchen cleaning spray is...
  • Safe for Home Use- Our multi-purpose kitchen cleaning spray is...

Like the wipes above, this kitchen cleaner is great for everyday cleaning, especially when you're not dealing with tough grease stains. We used this multi-purpose cleaning spray to maintain freshness in the kitchen after the occasional deep cleaning.

The fact this kitchen cleaner is safe for children and pets allowed us to use it on various kitchen surfaces, including the stovetops, sinks, faucets, and countertops.

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A few sprays here and there, and our kitchen smelled fresh and clean. We particularly use this spray after cooking meals and other kitchen activities. It allows us to leave our kitchen in great condition without much effort on our part.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Great for regular cleaning
  • Safe for children and pets
  • Leaves your kitchen smelling fresh

Cons:

  • Contains no anti-bacterial properties

10. Savogran 10601 Dirtex Powder Cleaner

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Savogran 10601 Dirtex Powder Cleaner, 1-Pound, 1 Pound...
  • This product adds a great value
  • Powerful general purpose cleaner
  • Powdered-dissolves quickly in water

We used this cleaner on the kitchen cabinets that needed a little pick-me-up to look new. It did a great job of removing grease and grime from the surfaces without much effort. We also used this cleaner on our walls and were happy with the results.

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It provided us with a good alternative to using cleaning sprays. However, we noted that it was a bit too harsh on some surfaces with a sensitive finish. Therefore, we used other cleaners on those surfaces.

Nonetheless, the fact that we simply needed to dissolve some powder in some water and get started made the process easy.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Budget-friendly
  • Cleans walls well
  • Serves as a good general-purpose cleaner

Cons:

  • It can irritate your eyes
  • It's harsh on some finishes

11. STANLEY HOME PRODUCTS CabinetShine Protector

STANLEY HOME PRODUCTS CabinetShine Protector -...
  • Clean, Polish and Protect: A wax-free formula that’s free of...
  • Renews Cabinets: This CabinetShine Protector works on light and...
  • Protects Cabinets: CabinetShine Protector helps protect wood,...
  • Easy to Use: Shake well and apply a small amount to clean, damp...
  • Trusted Brand: As a leader in home cleaning since 1931, Stanley...

Finally, we have this cabinet cleaner that left our kitchen cabinets clean and shining after we were done. This CabinetShine Protector worked great on kitchen cabinets with both light and dark wood.

The protective finish it left also made us believe that we got a good bang for our money because it restored the beauty of the wooden surfaces.

In addition to being effective, it was also very easy to use. All we needed to do was shake the container, apply a small amount of cream onto a clean damp cloth, and get started.

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This cabinet cleaner did a good job of removing dirt, grime build-up, and grease from the kitchen surfaces. Although it isn't the best option for deep cleaning or dealing with tough grease stains, it's great for maintaining the cleanliness and look of your wooden kitchen cabinets.

Pros:

  • Very easy to use
  • Free from silicone and harmful solvents
  • Leaves a protective finish on your surfaces
  • Restores the natural beauty of wooden surfaces

Cons:

  • Unsuitable for deep cleaning

Factors to Consider When Selecting the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets

Factors to Consider When Selecting the Best Degreaser for Kitchen Cabinets

Now that we have the best options at hand, it’s time to choose the best pick for you based on the factors below. Going through this guide will allow you to make the best decision based on your preferences and other considerations.

Let’s begin.

1. Kitchen Cabinet Material

Kitchen cabinets come in various materials. Some of the popular ones include solid wood, laminate wood, glass, stainless steel, plywood, and more. Therefore, it’s important to choose a degreaser that’s suitable for the specific material of your kitchen cabinets.

For example, you can have kitchen cabinets made of solid wood or those made from laminate wood. These two materials respond differently to cleaning agents. If you have solid wood cabinets, consider cleaning agents that are gentle and free from harsh chemicals.

On the other hand, if you have laminate kitchen cabinets, you can afford to go with more aggressive cleaning agents. Nonetheless, ensure that you consider the material of your cabinets before using the solution in the spray bottle of your choice.

If you choose to embrace glass cabinet doors in your kitchen, consider getting the best degreaser for glass kitchen cabinets.

2. Grease Level

Degreasing kitchen cabinets can be a joy, especially when you’re done and enjoying your clean kitchen. In order to get the best results, it’s important to first assess the level of grease in your kitchen so that you choose the most effective degreasing agent.

We’ve seen that not all the solutions in the spray bottles above are suitable for deep cleaning. Therefore, knowing the amount of grease you’re working with allows you to choose the right formula.

If you’re dealing with light grease, consider an all-purpose cleaner that you can use on other surfaces of your kitchen. On the other hand, if you have lots of grease build-up, consider a more powerful degreaser, such as our first and fifth picks above.

3. Safety Considerations

If you have pets and children in the house, you want to choose cleaners that are safe for them. Check the manufacturers’ notes to ensure that the degreaser for your kitchen cabinets you’re going with is non-toxic, non-flammable, and safe to use in your kitchen.

Doing this allows you to go about degreasing kitchen cabinets with the confidence that everyone in the house will be safe.

4. Scent and Residue

Best degreaser for kitchen cabinets and how to choose it based on several factors - scent and residue

Degreasing kitchen cabinets and cabinet doors goes beyond removing grease and residue. It also includes leaving your space smelling clean and fresh. If you are especially sensitive to smell, consider cleaners and degreasers that leave a fresh scent. Good examples of these degreasers are our second and third picks above.

When it comes to residue, you want degreasers for wooden cabinets that leave no residue behind. This is because residue can quickly attract dirt and more grime, making your wooden or laminate cabinets dirty again in no time.

5. Versatility

Unless you’re specifically looking for heavy-duty cleaning agents to get rid of heavy grime and grease build-up, you may want to get a degreaser for kitchen cabinets that you can use on other kitchen surfaces.

Having a multi-purpose degreaser along with baking soda, Dawn Dish Soap, and other cleaning essentials, arms you with everything you need to maintain a clean and fresh kitchen.

6. Environmental Impact

Consider biodegradable and eco-friendly degreasers for your wood cabinets. These options contain no toxic chemicals like ammonia, chlorine, or phosphates and will be good for your health and the environment.

Final Thoughts

Best degreaser for kitchen cabinets and how to choose it based on several factors

The best degreaser for kitchen cabinets is the Easy Off Specialty Kitchen Degreaser Cleaner. This degreaser is great for dealing with grime and grease build-up incredibly effectively.

The second best option is the Rejuvenate Cabinet & Furniture Cleaner, which is great for sensitive wood and will leave your kitchen with a refreshing lemon scent.

Finally, our third recommendation for degreasers for your kitchen cabinets is the Green Gobbler All-Natural Concentrated Orange Oil which is a multi-purpose cleaner and will be suitable for several surfaces in your kitchen.

Remember to consider the factors above when selecting the best degreaser for kitchen cabinets to get the best pick. We also recommend getting two options; one for deep cleaning and another for regular kitchen maintenance.

Speaking of cleaning your kitchen, if you’d like to learn more about keeping your kitchen clean, here’s our ultimate clean kitchen checklist to get you started and keep you thriving.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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