How to Clean High-Gloss Kitchen Units

How to Clean High-Gloss Kitchen Units

High-gloss kitchen units are a very popular choice. They have a sleek and modern look that will stand out in the room, but they can also be quite difficult to clean. 

In this article, we’ll explain how to properly clean your high-gloss cabinets so you don’t have to spend hours scrubbing them with an old rag!

Here’s how to clean your kitchen units with an all-natural DIY lemon juice and water solution.

1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution 

The first thing you should do when cleaning your high-gloss cabinets is to determine whether they’re dirty from dirt or from grease. 

You can tell the difference very easily. If it’s just dust, then you simply need a dry cloth and some elbow grease. If it’s grease, don’t try to clean them with water because that’ll just push the grease further into the seams. 

Fill a bucket with warm water and add a little lemon juice to it.

cleaning solution for high-gloss kitchen


2. Scrub the Kitchen Units

Use your lemon juice and water mixture as your cleaning solution and scrub down the cabinets with a sponge. Be careful not to use too much pressure because you’ll damage the surface if you scrub too hard!

Sometimes, grease is stubborn and it’ll be impossible to remove simply by using warm water and lemon juice. If you come across such areas, make a mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water (or use 100% vinegar if the first solution doesn’t work). 

Apply this gently with a damp sponge to the stubborn grease areas you find on your cabinets. Then, use the warm water and lemon juice solution to clean any excess vinegar after it has done its job. This will ensure that you don’t leave any vinegar behind.


3. Finish Off with a Gentle Dry Cloth

wiping off kitchen units with gentle dry cloth

After all that scrubbing, rinse each cabinet down with some lukewarm water. This is where a bucket comes in handy. If you don’t have one, just use a bowl or a sink. 

After rinsing them off with water, use your dry cloth to wipe down any surface moisture that’s leftover. 

Make sure there aren’t any streaks or smudges left over from the cleaning solution. If there are any, get rid of them with a little lemon juice and then dry off the cabinets again.


4. Polish with a Cabinet Polish 

Your cabinets should now be as good as new, but if you’d like them to look even shinier and feel smoother, then you can buy a special product made for that purpose at your local supermarket or online. 

Using a polish to add some extra protection is a good idea as it will prevent stains and dirt from sticking in the future. 

Apply some cabinet polish with a soft cloth and leave it on for about five minutes, then wipe down any excess and enjoy!

clean high-gloss cabinets regularly with microfiber cloth


5. Clean Regularly with a Microfibre Cloth

Microfibre cloths are great for cleaning high-gloss cabinets because they aren’t too harsh on the surface, but they’re still very effective at removing dust and dirt. 

You can buy these from any supermarket or online. Simply spray your microfibre cloth with some water and use it to wipe down the cabinets. 

This will remove any traces of dust and dirt that your other cleaning solutions may have missed. 

If you have a dishwasher or a dish-drying rack, you can also use these as an easy way to wipe down your microfibre cloth as soon as you’re done!



High-gloss kitchen units are a very popular choice and they can really make your whole room shine, but if you don’t properly clean the cabinets on a regular basis, then they won’t look as good as you’d like.

If you know the right products to use and follow these simple steps, then cleaning those high-gloss surfaces will be a breeze. Good luck!